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Sholto Douglas-Home, Chief Marketing Officer – Hays Plc.

Sholto sits on the Management Board of Hays, a FTSE 250 recruitment services firm with 8,000 employees operating in 33 countries. His responsibilities cover brand strategy and management; marketing and communications; PR and corporate reputation management; and customer satisfaction.

Prior to Hays, Sholto was Global Head of Brand & Marketing Communications at Reuters (now Thomson Reuters). Sholto had joined Reuters in 2001 as Marketing Director of Reuters’ digital start-up, Kalends. From 1993 – 2000, Sholto worked at BT after a ten year career in advertising. His main role was Head of Advertising, where he managed the ‘It’s Good To Talk’ campaign, which won the Grand Prix at the IPA Advertising Effectiveness Awards. In 1998, Sholto was seconded by BT to the New Millennium Experience Company as Sales & Marketing Director.

In 2008/9, Sholto was appointed by the Minister of Sport to chair a DCMS Working Party to resolve a commercial dispute between the UK’s 60 racecourses and 600 on-course bookmakers. Sholto is a Fellow of the CIM and an ISBA Council member. He is also a freelance restaurant critic and has been Editor of the Zagat Survey, a Google company, since 1996.

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