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Meet the team

We firmly believe we have some of the best recruiters in the industry.

In the UK, our average length of service is 9.5 years and many of our senior consultants have over 15 years of experience.

23 years experience

James Calder

CEO of Distinct
16 years experience

Alex Alcock

UK Growth & Strategy Director
Accountancy Practice | Executive search
Specialises in tax recruitment, handling roles of all levels from PQ to Partner level hires.
22 years experience

Claire Fletcher

Divisional Director
Finance
Specialises in senior interim finance across all areas | £250-day rate plus
10 years experience

Ben Love

Talent Acquisition Director
Finance
Specialises in senior finance and accountancy recruitment, permanent | £55k – £200k
13 years experience

Henry Clarkson

Talent Acquisition Partner
Finance
Specialises in qualified and part-qualified recruitment, permanent & contract | £35k – £55k
16 years experience

Katie Delahunty

Talent Acquisition Director
Finance
Specialises in clerical finance and part-qualified recruitment | all salaries

Isabella Bailey

Talent Acquisition Consultant
Finance

Chris Adams

Talent Acquisition Consultant
Supply chain and procurement
Specialises in industrial manufacturing and engineering recruitment, permanent & interim | £40k plus

Ryan Jaiswal

UK Director of Operations
Accountancy Practice
Manages the public accounting recruitment team
12 years experience

Michelle Cracknell-Leafe

Talent Acquisition Partner
Accountancy Practice
Specialises in tax recruitment, handling roles of all levels from PQ to Partner level hires.

Jordan Leonardi

Talent Acquisition Consultant
Accountancy Practice
Specialises in audit recruitment, handling roles of all levels from PQ to Partner level hires.

Curtis Weston

Talent Acquisition Consultant
Accountancy Practice
Specialises in audit recruitment, handling roles of all levels from PQ to Partner level hires.
12 years experience

Becky Downes

UK Talent & People Director
HR
Specialises in senior HR market, permanent & interim | £60k plus.
19 years experience

Louise Carling

Talent Acquisition Director
HR
Specialises in mid-senior HR market, permanent & interim recruitment
16 years experience

James Robinson

Manager | Marketing Recruitment
Marketing
Specialises in marketing, brand and communications recruitment, permanent & contract, B2B and B2C | £45k – £150k

Lois Knight

Talent Acquisition Consultant
Marketing
Specialises in marketing recruitment, permanent & temporary | £20k – £60k
24 years experience

Selena Allwood

Talent Acquisition Partner
Office Support
Specialises in office support recruitment, permanent £22k – £50k
10 years experience

Jo Sanderson

Talent Acquisition Partner
Office support
Specialises in office support (permanent, contract and temporary)
8 years experience

Rochea-Cleo Ashanti

Talent Acquisition Partner
Office support
*Currently on maternity leave*
Specialises in office support recruitment, permanent, temporary & contract | all salaries

Board of directors

James Calder

Chief Executive

Leanne Gelderd

Finance Director

Amy Robinson-Nunn

Marketing Director

Alex Alcock

UK Strategy & Growth Director

Ryan Jaiswal

UK Operations Director

Becky Downes

UK Talent & People Director

Arran Jaiswal

USA Director

James Hales

USA Director

Paul Macildowie

Chairman

Michael Dawson

Non-exec Director

Internal staff

Jaimee Bishop

People Operations Manager

Sam Wadhia

Financial Controller

Clare Sheehan

Assistant Finance Manager

Joe Mason

Assistant Management Accountant

Sarah Cocking

Compliance Assistant

Laura Kerr

Marketing Manager

Demi Edmunds

Marketing Manager

Elliot Langley

Data & CRM Specialist

Jenna Harris

Content Executive

Chloe Day

Office Administrator