Our People

  • John Pritchard

    John Pritchard
    Executive Chairman, HMS

    After graduating in Law from Cambridge University, John trained with Allen & Overy before moving to Salomon Brothers. He founded Piper Pritchard and HMS in 1992 as a specialist legal and banking search consultancy. John also holds the position of Chairman of the Alumni Advisory Board, the Steering Committee and Nominations Committee of Cambridge University. As a former Olympic rower John was a director of the British Olympic Association prior to the 2012 London Games.

  • Jamie McEwen

    Jamie McEwen
    Group CEO, HMS

    Prior to joining HMS Jamie was the CEO of the Executive RPO division of a leading UK executive search Plc. Jamie was also Managing Partner of a global market research and intelligence firm dedicated to corporate intelligence, market mapping and candidate profiling. Jamie was previously a Director and lead recruiter at UBS.

  • Andrew Farr

    Andrew Farr
    ​Managing Director, Finlay Gardener Financial Services

    Within financial services Andrew has a personal focus on technology, media and telecoms, and credit. Andrew started his career at UBS/Phillips & Drew before moving into search. He subsequently joined Moody’s Investors Service to lead their EMEA talent function, before joining a successful boutique search firm in London.

  • Stephen Ferguson

    Stephen Ferguson
    Managing Director, Finlay Gardener Professional Services

    After starting his career with Deloitte, Stephen has spent the majority of his 17 years in executive search covering Professional and Financial Services. From hiring partners through to providing detailed market insight, Stephen has become a trusted advisor to the leadership of a number of leading European organisations.

  • Marc Kramers

    Marc Kramers
    Managing Director, Finlay Gardener Consumer & Retail

    Marc has more than 20 years’ experience consulting for blue chip companies in the consumer goods sector, spending the last 10 years specifically in Executive Search with a strong focus on E2E Supply Chain. As a Dutch national, Marc speaks four languages and has a deep understanding of cultural differences across Europe.

  • Paul Strangeway

    Paul Strangeway
    Managing Director, Finlay Gardener TMT

    Prior to working in the executive search Paul had an outstanding career in the IT Industry, with the likes of BAE Systems and CSC. Paul’s 14 year search experience includes recruiting mid to senior IT Management roles and building teams and managing talent pools, such as the Inside Sales team of a leading telecoms provider.

  • Emma Walton

    Emma Walton
    Regional CEO, Finlay Gardener Bristol

    Emma has over 20 years’ experience sourcing talent globally from Management to Board level, across multiple industries. She has been involved in executive search and selection, interim management sourcing, talent mapping and market research. Emma has worked at several of Europe’s leading recruitment businesses covering procurement, sales, marketing and digital, and transformation leaders.

  • David Rolles

    David Rolles
    Director, Piper Pritchard

    David advises law firms on the hire of individual partners, as well as building new practice areas and offices, and has brokered many significant team moves. He has completed projects across most international markets. His long standing clients include global, international and national firms, and boutique specialists.