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Meet The Armstrong Craven Team

Rachel Davis

Co-CEO
Rachel was part of Armstrong Craven’s MBO in 2013 and has held Board roles since then.​​ She joined Armstrong Craven in 1998 and today, as Co-Managing Director, oversees our operations in... Learn more

Peter Howarth

Co-CEO
Peter joined Armstrong Craven in August 2019. He has a background in HR consulting and recruitment and has worked for listed and private equity-backed recruitment companies in leadership... Learn more

Mark Bates

Chairman
Mark joined as Chairman in 2015. With over 30 years experience as CEO,COO,CFO he specialises in serious business transformation in private equity and public companies. At Armstrong... Learn more

Melanie Forbes

Adviser to the Board
An experienced leader in the industry with senior roles at Manpower, Advantage xPO, Guidant Global, AMS & Rullion, Melanie thrives on ensuring the recruitment industry continues to grow and... Learn more

Brian Bules

Adviser to the Board
Brian has gained diverse international experience throughout his career. After 10 years with Goodyear and 23 years with GlaxoSmithKline, he recently launched his own consultancy firm to advise... Learn more

Andrew Stephenson

Adviser to the Board
EQ's Chief People Officer, Andrew Stephenson has extensive experience in shaping customer-focused cultures and driving customer growth and satisfaction. Andrew's background has also led... Learn more

Rochelle Chopamba

Adviser to the Board
Rochelle is a senior HR leader who has spent over two decades focusing on shaping strategic business value and enhancing people performance and development. She gained her wings in a range of... Learn more

Olivia O'Loughlin

Director, Switzerland and Healthcare & Life Sciences
Olivia joined Armstrong Craven in 2010 and has over 15 years of experience in Healthcare and Life Sciences. She is responsible for a broad range of global Healthcare & Lifesciences clients... Learn more

Helen Coult

Regional President, Asia Pacific
Helen is Regional President, Asia Pacific for Armstrong Craven based at our Singapore office. She joined the company in 2015 and held the position of Global Senior Client Partner across the... Learn more

Heather Siler

Regional President, US
A sixteen-year experienced leader in Talent Acquisition outsourcing, Heather knows the challenges businesses face attracting top talent in a demanding and ever-evolving market. Heather has held... Learn more

Catherine Neville

Commercial Director, UK
Catherine joined Armstrong Craven in 2017 and has over 20 years of experience in the talent acquisition space, focusing predominantly within the Industrial and Consumer sector. Catherine is... Learn more

Lara Alberda

Director of Client Services, Healthcare and Life Sciences
Lara manages an experienced team who specialise in the delivery of diverse projects, focussed on global executive search, talent planning and insight projects across functions with a focus on pharma,... Learn more

Rory Stewart

Director of Client Services, Consumer and Industrial
Rory oversees a diverse team of experts as well as our international delivery functions, delivering our entire suite of product lines to a wide range of organisations. Advising clients globally, this... Learn more

Elizabeth Birrell

Director of Insight & Talent Analytics
Elizabeth is an experienced talent and competitor intelligence professional, leading Armstrong Craven's Insight & Talent Analytics practice to deliver bespoke talent insight projects to... Learn more

Ian Millard

Director of Major Programmes
Ian leads a large global team partnering with some of the most well-known names in Technology, Industrial and Healthcare to provide outsourced talent scouting programmes. Ian specialises in leading... Learn more

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