The InterQuest Group Board

Company Information

The board comprises four Directors, three Executive, one Non-Executive; all with considerable business experience, predominantly within the technology and recruitment industry sectors.

Chris Eldridge

Chris Eldridge

Chief Executive Officer

Chris joined the company as a highly experienced recruitment leader, having managed businesses offering a broad range of services including MSP, RPO, executive search, permanent, interim & contract recruitment, in the UK, Europe, North America and China. The vast majority of his experience resides within the global technology sector, with a particular focus on the Digital, Big Data, Analytics, Security, Strategy & Architecture and Change & Transformation markets. Chris’s proven ability to develop recruitment businesses within highly specialist, niche global markets made him the perfect fit to lead InterQuest Group through the next era of evolution.

Gary Ashworth

Gary Ashworth

Chairman

Gary founded the InterQuest Group in November 2001. Previously Gary was the founder of Abacus Recruitment plc, a group of recruitment agencies, including two in the IT recruitment sector. Abacus was floated on AIM in September 1995, was the best performing AIM share in both 1996 and 1997 and subsequently sold to Carlisle Holdings in 1998; initial investors achieved a tenfold multiple on their investment. Gary is a Fellow and past President of the Institute of Employment Consultants and has worked in recruitment since 1980.

David Bygrave

David Bygrave

Chief Financial Officer

David started his career at Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC). After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, David spent the next seven years specialising in Turnaround. After a decade with PwC, David decided to transition to the technology sector. He held CFO roles at a number of companies, including Dreamtime, IDIL, Octavian and Caplin. Each one of these roles resulted in the eventual sale of the company or the underlying business. David is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and joined InterQuest Group in 2015 to lead the Group through its next phase of growth.

David Higgins

David Higgins

Non-Executive Director

David spent 20 years building Harvey Nash plc into a £500m turnover global professional services organisation with roles encompassing Managing Director, Chief Executive, and both Non-Executive and Executive Deputy Chairman. David grew Harvey Nash significantly - expanding a UK-centric business into a global organisation. With a proven track record in creating growth, David has taken a private business through to a successful flotation on the London Stock Exchange and currently advises entrepreneurs and SME companies.