Olivia

Skone

European Head of Business & Marketing

Olivia spent her formative years in some of London’s top creative agencies of their time, including WCRS, CHI&Partners, and RKCRY&R, producing award winning campaigns for Marks & Spencer, The Times and The Sunday Times, Land Rover and TalkTalk. She has also held marketing role at the start up Espotting.com and the media owner ITV, where she worked on the pioneering strategy for advertiser funded programming. Olivia completed a post grad in periodical journalism and had her two sons (which she describes as her most challenging role so far) before joining The Talent Business in 2013. She describes working with transformational senior talent at The Talent Business as finding her ‘True North’. Olivia heads up The Talent Business’ European Marketing & Business practice out of the Group’s London office. She partners a broad range of brand owners, tech platforms, consultancies and communications agencies, helping them to identify and secure transformational hires. Her primary focus has been marketing leadership roles with brand owners & tech platforms, and business leadership roles for communications agencies.

Harriet

Belsey

Partner, Creative & Design
New Business Director

Harriet has over 15 years’ experience in businesses fuelled by innovation and creativity. Having worked in both client services and marketing at some of the world’s leading communications agencies & brand owners, Harriet joined The Talent Business’ London office in 2015, focusing on senior Creative & Design talent. In addition to being a Partner in the Creative & Design practice, she is also the London office’s New Business Director. Harriet partners senior creative talent & marketing leaders to deliver business & brand transformation. She’s experienced at identifying business development opportunities and working with senior stakeholders to deliver measurable growth.
 Her industry experience includes beauty, fashion, premium & lifestyle brands, entertainment, FMCG, charity & automotive.

Richard

Watson

Partner, Business & Marketing

Rich started his career in magazine publishing, working across editorial and sales on a range of key titles for MacMillan. His avid interest in the media and entertainment industries led him to embark on a career recruiting for TV, music, tech, and publishing businesses at a boutique firm, heading up its Marketing and eCommerce division, and managing key accounts including Google, Penguin Random House, MTV, Sony Music and Universal Music. Having then progressed to working within executive search for a range of consumer tech-start-ups in the UK and Europe, he joined The Talent Business in 2017. This has enabled him to consolidate this experience alongside a continued fascination with businesses fuled by innovation and creativity. Away from the office, writing and producing music is his all-consuming passion, but he occasionally allows comedy, film, photography and art to take centre stage when the mood dictates.

Cecile

Beaufils

Partner, Business & Marketing

Cecile spent the first fourteen years of her career in client services roles at some of the best London creative agencies of their time; Saatchi & Saatchi, AMV BBDO and Leagas Delaney. This gave her the opportunity to work on integrated campaigns for iconic brands such as Sony, Guinness, and Mars. Cecile joined The Talent Business in 2012 and is a Partner in the Group’s European Business & Marketing Practice, based in the London office. In this role, she partners brand owners, consultancies and agencies on their transformation journeys. Cecile is also the co-founder and Marketing Director for One Gin, an award-winning premium craft gin and the first spirit brand to fund clean, safe water projects in the world’s poorest communities. She has a strong belief in constantly up-skilling, completing a postgraduate degree in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge Judge School, and currently finishing a Sustainability Management course at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. A French national, she spent most of her childhood in New York and all her professional life in London, leaving her with a rather odd Irish accent.

Zee

Shepherd

Business Leadership Team Assistant & Head of Assistants

After graduating from Leeds University and some time spent travelling, Zee moved to London to embark on her career as a PA. The first few years were spent in the Financial Industry, before making the decision to move into the creative world. In Zee's spare time you will find her rooting through vintage markets, watching live music or frequenting her local. She also loves to travel to new cities and countries whenever time allows.
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