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Experienced non-executive director Elaine O’Donnell will be joining STEM recruitment specialist SThree.

O’Donnell, who will take up the role on October 1, is currently the chair of FTSE 250 firm Games Workshop Group as well as being a NED and chair of the audit committee of online holiday retailer On The Beach.

In her role at SThree, she’ll also chair the company’s audit and risk committee, replacing Barrie Brien who has served as interim chair since April 2022, and serve on SThree’s remuneration and nomination committees.

O’Donnell qualified as a chartered accountant at PWC and then spent the majority of her executive career specialising in corporate finance, latterly serving as a partner in transaction advisory services at EY.

Throughout her career she has worked extensively with global businesses across a range of market capitalisations and industry sectors.

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James Bilefield, non-executive chair, said: “Elaine is an accomplished senior executive with over 20 years’ experience operating at board level.

“She brings to SThree both broad and deep business experience and financial capability, plus highly developed commercial and people judgement.

“We are delighted to welcome her to the group. Her strong experience in working with high growth, FTSE-listed businesses will serve to strengthen our board as the company continues to execute its strategy.”

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SThree recently announced an excellent performance in the first half of the financial year, with very strong growth in profit before tax, up 64% on last year to £44.3m.

The growth has been  credited to an increase in demand for jobs in software engineering as firms automate their supply chains.