An executive search and selection firm has appointed a new director.

Project:Search – a division of Keighley chartered accountants Clough & Company – has employed Paul Johnson to launch a niche outfit, specialising in the recruitment of human resources (HR) professionals.

He has previously held senior HR roles with companies including British Airways, British Aero-space and Northern Rail and has worked for several financial institutions.

In his new position, Paul, pictured, will serve alongside fellow directors Richard Sherrard and Adrian Davies.

Mr Johnson said: “I completely understand the challenges that companies face recruiting quality HR staff.”