Our Leadership

Executive Directors


Craig Poole

Craig Poole

Managing Director

Craig became Managing Director of On Line People in November 2018, he directs and controls the company’s operations, providing strategic guidance and direction to the board to ensure that the company achieves its mission and objectives.

Prior to joining the company,  Craig has over 15 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, working for multinational companies and holding senior positions in the UK, UAE and Australia. For 6 years’ he also part-owned and ran a significant demolition company, giving him valuable business insight to also support the wider objectives of the On Line Group of Companies and their best-in-class client services.

Steve Laird

Steve Laird

Group Finance Director

Steve oversees all financial aspects of company strategy for the On Line Group, including accounting, financial planning and budgeting, auditing, policy management and regulatory compliance.

Additional responsibilities include maintaining the flow of financial information to the Chairman, the board and, where necessary, external parties such as financial institutions.

Steve joined On Line Design's accounts department in 1996 and became the department manager in 2002. Over the years, Steve has progressed to become the Group Finance Director, working on a variety of projects significant to the Group, including the acquisition and formation of Anglia Engineering Solutions, the restructuring of the Group and formation of On Line Design & Engineering Group Limited.

Non Executive Directors


Jeff Laird

Jeff Laird

Chairman

Jeff oversees strategy and development at the On Line Group, assisting and advising the directors with his entrepreneurial leadership to ensure that the appropriate finance and personnel resources are available to achieve Group objectives. Jeff is also responsible for reviewing management performance, ensuring the Group’s values and standards are consistently met.

Jeff founded On Line Design & Engineering Ltd in 1982 and has overseen the development of the Group into a successful enterprise.