Managing Partner & Global Head
of Creative

With my background as a dancer, I spent most of my time choreographing and directing in the theatre whilst studying at university in the UK and the States. I built my career initially in advertising as an account man at Lowe Howard-Spink, a Partner at HHCL and finally as part of the London management team at RKCR Y&R. I joined The Talent Business as the London Managing Director in 2007 and have since helped to build our unparalleled global creative offering - working closely with the creative teams across all our key offices. The Talent Business now has hubs in London, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Shanghai, Dubai and Sao Paulo, and has established itself as the world leader in executive search for creative businesses. I have a real passion for brilliant ideas and have been lucky enough in my career to have worked with some of the best creatives in the industry on famous, award-winning campaigns for brands like Stella Artois, Pot Noodle and M&S. An avid collector of contemporary art, I love being around talented, imaginative people and their work. I am also passionate about helping great creatives to become great leaders through my work as an NCP accredited Executive Coach.



Managing Partner,
Creative - Europe

My advertising career began firstly on the graduate scheme at Euro RSCG London before moving on to McCann Erickson. With a passion for people and a deep rooted love of great creative work, I was lured by The Talent Business in 2007 with the initial remit to uncover the very best progressive, creative talent globally. I now also run London's fantastic, unparalleled, creative practice. As agencies and brand owners recognise just how critical creativity and innovation are to achieving commercial success, it has never been a better time to marry Clients with the type of game changing talent that we know. Beyond The Talent Business I have far too many loves and sadly far too little time, especially since the arrival of my daughter last year. They range from design, food (and wine), running, the sun and beach destinations. And all fuelled, especially these days, with a great cup of coffee.



Partner - senior talent

I spent my youth harbouring ambitions to become many things, a rugby player, an actor, a musician, unfortunately for one reason or another, be it ability or application, I was unable to make these goals a reality. It was ability by the way. Having always had a great interest in advertising and branding, I was keen to find the best way in, and with my creative streak leading the way, I found the relevant door.



Partner – Senior Talent

Throughout my career I’ve made a habit of working my way into creative roles; in TV, from Broadcast Engineer at the BBC to Producer, and in talent, from working with Japanese corporates to senior UK creatives. I’ve lived in Scotland, Hong Kong and Japan, meeting brilliant people along the way. I’m delighted to have called London my home since 2015, spending my days helping businesses to secure game-changing talent and in turn helping to drive business transformation. Outside of work, I conveniently offset my love of too much excellent food and drink with a genuine passion for exercise in several forms, including boxing, yoga, skateboarding and chasing my kid around the many parks of East London.



Partner - senior talent

I graduated from University College London with a degree in English Literature in 2005, before accepting a place on BBH London’s graduate recruitment programme, joining the agency as an Account Manager. During my time at BBH I worked on a number of accounts including Levi’s, Vodafone and Persil. After nearly five fantastic years of being a black sheep I then decided to properly move to the dark side and accepted a role as a Creative Planner at The National Lottery, where I was responsible for Euromillions marketing. I travelled around the world making campaigns designed to show people what it would be like to live the life of a multimillionaire; it was a tough job, but somebody had to do it. After two years at The National Lottery I realised that I was missing agency culture and the creative process, so I accepted a role as an Account Director at Karmarama, responsible for pieces of business that included the BBC and Costa Coffee. I'm now lucky enough to look after Senior Creative Talent in my role at The Talent Business, where I also like to wow my teammates with my paleo baking skills. Well... this happened once. On my first day.



Partner - Production/Delivery Talent

My fascination for marketing started whilst I was at school and had the chance to do a work placement at a local ad agency. After graduating from university in Leeds, I went into account management, working with The Daily Mail, American Express and Bosch, and handling new business. I learnt now redundant information about the print and TV process, but thankfully also learnt the importance of brands, ROI and exploring the then relatively new ‘internet’ for our clients. Since moving into headhunting ten years ago, I have launched a successful start-up recruitment business and worked as an independent consultant advising agencies, client side organisations and production companies on the digital re-engineering of their production capability and how to secure the talent required to deliver their offering. Outside of work I’m sports mad. Due to football injuries and age, I retired my playing days and took up cycling instead. I get my football fix at weekends as a shareholder and season ticket holder at non-league, Tonbridge Angels Football Club. I’m also married and a father to two wonderful boys. I joined The Talent Business as a canvas to provide senior operations and delivery talent, for client side, agency side and production businesses globally.



Partner - Mid Weight & Senior Talent

After finishing my Masters in Chemistry in 2014 from the University of Birmingham, and a spot of travelling, I started my career helping other graduates find their first roles within marketing agencies through an initiative start-up tech platform. My passion for helping young talent take their first steps into advertising continued through my time at another London based recruitment business, setting up bespoke placement competitions and schemes for a variety of agencies. During my time there I worked with clients spanning from international network agencies to small up-and-coming boutiques, enabling them all to find the hottest junior and mid-weight talent both in London and overseas. Now at The Talent Business I specialise in junior to mid-senior creative talent as well as being involved with the world renowned Cream. When I'm not in the office you'll find me sitting infront of my sewing machine, exploring London's vintage markets or eating out...most probably with a glass of wine!



Talent Assistant

After finishing my International Studies degree at Goldsmiths I decided to stay in London; I completed a few internships and did some running on a production, and eventually started working for Hogarth Worldwide where I ended up in the broadcast department as an audio producer. After spending 3 years there I decided to make a change and left to join TTB where I have found the perfect balance between my passion for the creative and organisation. When I’m not at work I spend most of my time cooking, thinking and talking about food along with the occasional restaurant visit. I also enjoy trips back to my home city of Edinburgh to visit my dogs Frank and Finch.
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