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Rosaleen Blair CBE
Founder and Chair of the Board

Rosaleen Blair CBE

Rosaleen is a passionate business leader, entrepreneur, wife and mother, and the Founder and Chair of Alexander Mann Solutions. Rosaleen created the business in 1996 with an ambition to revolutionise and professionalise the way that blue-chip multinationals attract, engage and retain top talent, and to help the best people in the industry to reach their fullest potential. She served as CEO for 23 years, from day one of the company's journey through to November of 2019.

Rosaleen founded Alexander Mann Solutions with a clear vision, and continues to be a pioneer in the global workforce solutions industry. She led Alexander Mann Solutions through huge geographic and revenue growth, a management buyout, four private equity relationships and a global economic crisis to deliver on that vision. Moving up into the role of Chair of Alexander Mann Solutions, her passion for and commitment to the business remains as strong now as it has ever been.

Rosaleen is recognised as an industry leader and entrepreneur, winning numerous awards including Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year and E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year. Rosaleen is passionate about creating opportunities and helping people to make the most of them. She is committed to doing this both within Alexander Mann Solutions and externally through supporting various organisations including Everywoman, the Prince’s Trust, UNICEF, Modern Muse and more.

Rosaleen was awarded a CBE - Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire as part of the 2017 New Year’s Honours. The full New Year Honours lists for 2017 recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom. She joins globally acclaimed individuals, also experts in their fields including; Richard Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief of the Economist; Margaret Jean Snowling, Professor of Psychology and President, St John's College, Oxford; as well as Astronaut Tim Peake, Cricketer Alastair Cook and Actor Benedict Cumberbatch.

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