Paul Modley

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, AMS

For the last 30 years I have worked in the talent acquisition industry, initially on the agency side before moving into executive search.

In 2001 I moved in-house and joined Barclays Bank plc and over the next 5 years held different senior roles, culminating in Head of Resourcing for the Retail Bank.   

In 2007 I joined the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games & Paralympic Games (LOCOG) as Head of Recruitment.  I was instrumental in delivering a diverse workforce as well as ensuring that we met our employment and skills targets in the Olympics host boroughs.  I received a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list 2013 for services to the Olympics and Paralympics.  It was during this period that my passion for Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) developed.

I joined AMS in February 2014, initially leading on some of large client account teams including Rolls-Royce, Santander and Credit Suisse.  In 2019 I assumed responsibility for AMS’s internal hiring function as well as establishing the firm’s first DEI function.  At the beginning of 2022 I established our DEI Centre of Excellence in the Innovation function – with responsibility for our internal DEI strategy as well as ensuring that we are delivering DEI centric solutions to our core outsourcing clients.