Fiona Lander

Fiona leads a team of highly experienced senior trainers, executive coaches and international consultants who have vast global recruitment experience and deliver people and business development solutions to our recruitment clients. Their market-specific training is aimed at forward thinking, growing recruitment companies, providing a holistic approach to up skilling the entire workforce from trainee to MD.

T: +44 (0) 208 123 28 29

Graeme Read

CEO of 3R Partnership an Investor in and Growth Advisor to the international recruitment industry. With over 18 years staffing sector experience he has launched, mentored and scaled businesses in over 30 countries and recently completed three M&A transactions in the sector in China, Poland and Russia.

T: +44 (0) 203 291 3827  M: +44 (0) 7703 575 908

Steve Sutherland

Head of Marketing and PR for the award-winning recruitment and training specialists MiddletonMurray, after a 15 year career with Midland Bank, Steve worked as Charlton Athletic FC’s Commercial Manager,  Marketing Executive of The Football League, Joint Chief Executive of Swindon Town Football Club before returning to Charlton Athletic FC as Commercial Director. He founded Steve Sutherland Sports Marketing and is Commercial Ambassador of the Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT), chairing CACT’s ground-breaking ‘Street Violence Ruins Lives’ campaign.

T: +44 (0)1322 448635 M: +44 (0)7808 296656

Brad Shackleton

A descendant of the great South Pole Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, Brad is a leading international speaker and motivational coach in Corporate Leadership, Talent Acquisition, Business Development and Strategic Sales Coaching.  For more information regarding talks and bespoke coaching programmes for improving the performance of your business, please contact M: M: +44 (0)7966 447 658

Paul Schoonenberg

founder of PAS Search, an international executive search and career consulting firm covering London, Asia and US.  Fluent in French and German, Paul has over 15 years experience consulting to a wide variety of international financial institutions, corporates and non-profit organisations in the area of human resources, career development and compensation analysis.

T:  +44 (0)20 3286 9828 M: +44 (0)7842 217166

Simone Davies

An independent marketing and branding consultant as well as a business coach and writer.  Her wealth of experience covers both the private and public sector across a range of sectors including education, housing, professional services, financial markets, manufacturing and leisure. Simone also owns and runs a laundry business, plays hockey and is a keen photographer.

M +44 (0)7976 579360 

Neville Gaunt

An experienced finance professional with a highly successful background in international oil & gas at both strategic and operational levels. Extensive experience with small and large companies, start-ups and within the public and private sectors. He has a proven record of optimising financial and commercial outcomes through a combination of original thinking, pragmatism and a determination to get results.

T:+44 (0)1322 406888 M: +44 (0)7713640853

Russell Dalgleish 

Managing Partner, Exolta Capital.

Russell Dalgleish is a serial entrepreneur, investor, advisor and speaks regularly on entrepreneurship. As Managing Partner of Exolta Capital Partners –  he and his colleagues use their experience, contacts and market knowledge to assist companies to achieve accelerated growth.

T: 44 (0)20 3290 7635 M:  +44 (0)792 000 8187

Julian Cox

Head of Employment Law at Fletcher Day. A specialist employment law solicitor with over fifteen years’ experience gained both in house and in private practice, providing commercially focused legal advice to both employers and senior employees. Diverse client base and experience across financial services, hospitality, recruitment, property, tech and a niche sector specialisation in the road transport and logistics industry.

T: +44 (0)207 766 5260  M:+44 (0)7525618363

The London Employment Lawyer  

Dr Geraldine Kaye

Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, Chairman of the GAAPS Group and MD of GAAPS Actuarial Recruitment, specialising in placing actuaries and other financial services professionals: permanent, interim, UK or international. Approximately 50% of their vacancies come from outside the UK, she has a track record of opening up global career opportunities. Geraldine is also regular speaker on career-focused topics.

T: +44(0)20 7397 6200 gdkaye@gaaps.com  

Colin Woodley

Manager at EIZO UK, school governor, supporter of arts, on strike from Gluten in support of Coeliac daughter, proud VW camper owner and writer of various blogs.

Out of Office column –

 Alan Whitford

Managing Partner, Abtech Partnership, strategy consultant for Recruitment Challenges, Talent Acquisition, Candidate Experience, Employment Brand and Recruitment. Published author, with over 25 years’ experience in developing, implementing and tuning recruitment technologies, including the integration of Social Media platforms and initiatives. He is chairman and participant in European conference programmes, with over 300 appearances.

T: +44 (0)1451 850811 M:+44 (0)7971 864620

Jim Lanas

Founder of TeamPlayerHR, a unique compatibility assessment tool.  This questionnaire  is not a personality test and there are no right or wrong answers. It identifies and scientifically compares the inherent values and preferences of each individual and assesses whether they will enjoy working together and therefore be highly engaged, more likely to perform well and stay with the organisation long term. Jim has also provided in-depth consulting services, which contributed to the development of small business, minority business, healthcare organisations, management staff and various community based organizations

T: +44 (0)203 239 2186 M: +44 (0)7734 950 648 U.S.A. Cell: 559-977-7232

Duncan Proctor

Journalist – freelance writer, contributor to British GQ, the Hackney Citizen and the Errant Elephant. University graduate, keen cyclist, vinyl record enthusiast, tea drinker extraordinaire and resident of London.

Zoey Ambrose

Zoey is a graduate in English Literature and Art and lives in Tring. She is a freelance writer with a background in marketing and has the ability to tackle a wide variety of subjects from travel and health to fashion and home. Contact her at

David Bevan

With 27 years’ experience in the recruitment market, David has worked with many of the leading organisations in the UK and has been part of many of its most innovative steps – from RPO to the Internet. Most recently David has been offering marketing consultancy to growing recruitment companies and was most recently Head of Communications for APSCo.

Vanessa Champion, Editor

With a PhD in Greek and Latin, Vanessa is a former academic, journalist, photographer, agent and writer for magazines and corporates; she’s lived about twenty lifetimes in her increasingly white-haired existence and continues to carve a creative and international path, helping inspire others to dust off hesitation and go make a difference.


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