Tech recruitment firm mthree has appointed Chris Bell as head of sales.

Bell brings to the role 34 years' experience in the talent, managed services and recruitment process outsourcing industries, with more than 20 of those spent in international sales roles in world-leading talent solutions organisations.

He joins the London firm from a role as global sales director at professional services recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley.

During his time there, Bell built Morgan McKinley's total talent management business, establishing it as a significant global division spanning Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Paris, the UK and Ireland.

Prior to this he held senior international business development roles with Alexander Mann, Allegis Group, Kelly Services and Adecco, where he was responsible for managing sales opportunities and building sales and relationship management teams.

In his newly created role at mthree, Bell will be tasked with continuing mthree's recent growth, with the business having been acquired at the beginning of 2020 by NYSE-listed multinational, John Wiley and Sons, in a £98m deal.

mthree hires and trains emerging tech talent, before supplying them commitment-free for 24 months to financial institutions, government agencies and other large businesses across four continents.

It also re-skills businesses' existing teams with the digital expertise they need to deal with the changing business landscape.

Bell will initially work to diversify the business's current offering, enabling it to begin servicing the insurance and life sciences sectors, in addition to its existing clients. He will also be helping to tailor mthree's core talent solutions to meet the specific needs of individual markets across the globe.

Commenting on his appointment, Bell said: "I am incredibly excited to be joining such a dynamic, rapidly growing business with such enormous opportunities for scale. However, crucially, I am most looking forward to having the chance to do something really worthwhile.”

Alex Headley, founder and CEO of mthree, added: "Chris has extensive experience in the recruitment and staffing industries that will undoubtedly prove invaluable when it comes to achieving our strategic vision over the coming years. Importantly, he also shares our passion for creating career opportunities for talented, motivated people, regardless of their background."