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Leadership Team

Board of Directors

Dominic Paglia

Group Director

Dominic Paglia

Group Director

Dominic is recognised as an industry leader within the Search & Selection market. He is an ambitious, determined, and a positive individual always looking to develop new business relationships.

Educated at York University, Dominic graduated in Economics & Politics. Upon graduation Dominic was determined to work within Financial Services Search & Selection & wanted to join a business as ambitious & determined as he was. Therefore, when the chance came up to join Mackenzie Stuart in 2005 Dominic felt it was too good an opportunity to refuse.

Dominic chose to specialise in the placement of Management/Board level appointments, typically appointing CFOs, Financial Directors, Financial Controllers, Audit Directors & Corporate Finance executives into a diverse client base both on a permanent & an interim basis. Dominic has a vast network of CEOs, GMDs, CFOs, FDs & HR Directors throughout the UK and due to his success Dominic was promoted rapidly & became joint MD of the firm in 2010

Dominic now has full P&L and board level responsibility for a £25m+ turnover International Executive Search group, with ten companies and 200+ consultants and offices in the UK, North America and the Middle East. He is responsible for all recruitment, training & development, profitability & strategic growth for the entire business, whilst also being a major shareholder in the group.

In his spare time Dominic enjoys spending time with his young family, playing and watching sport and going for long walks in the countryside.

Nick Weavers

Nichola Howarth

Director

Nichola Howarth

Director

Nichola began on our 2014 Graduate Scheme, consistently performing to the highest of standards and organically progressing her way to Director level, where she shares responsibility for Mackenzie Stuart, globally. Alongside managing day to day operations and company performance, Nichola also heads up our Ingredients, Life, Science, CMO/CDMO and Consumer divisions.

Nichola is a “hands-on” Director with a great reputation within the search and selection industry. She is the preferred partner to many Ingredients companies and is committed to offering the highest executive search and selection services within the industry.

James Connelly

Nick Jenkins

Group Director

Nick Jenkins

Group Director

Nick entered executive search following the completion of his Masters Degree in 2005, and within two years was leading the Mackenzie Stuart construction division.

In 2010, Nick was promoted to joint Managing Director with full P&L responsibility, overseeing the expansion of the business from a single company of 17 employees, to a group of ten companies and a headcount of over 200, with multiple offices in the UK and overseas. He has also been involved in the creation and start-up of twelve new executive search businesses within the group.

In 2021 he completed the £15m sale via MBO of one of these new businesses created, and in 2022 he jointly completed the purchase of Mackenzie Stuart once again via an MBO.

Originally from London, Nick studied Politics at Leeds University graduating in 2004, before completing his International Politics MA also at Leeds in 2005.

Dominic Paglia

Will Peeke-Vout

Director

Will Peeke-Vout

Director

Will is a Director at Mackenzie Stuart and shares overall leadership responsibility for the firm’s global operations, P&L, sales and strategic development.

After graduating from the University of Leeds with an honour’s degree in Business Management, Will joined Mackenzie Stuart in 2011 as a Consultant within the Energy & Natural Resources practice. Today Will has a broad focus on Industrial related searches and has recruited across a range of sectors including Energy, Management Consulting, Manufacturing, Private Equity and Testing, Inspection & Certification.

As a member of the Board, Will has a particular focus on developing the firm’s profile and relationships, implementing growth strategy, and diversifying the firm’s industry expertise.

Nichola Howarth

Management Team

Caitlin Large

Managing Consultant

Caitlin Large

Managing Consultant

Caitlin a Managing Consultant within the Food Ingredients Industry, specialising in Technical placements across the globe. She provides and in depth understanding of contemporary developments within the food industry, such as the Plant Based movement, and how this impacts the overall development of market talent.

From graduating with a First-Class Bachelor’s degree in Talking Therapy, Caitlin takes pride in providing effective communication and establishing core values of transparency and authenticity.

Vicky Molden

Daniel Lloyd

Managing Consultant

Daniel Lloyd

Managing Consultant

Dan is an executive search consultant in the packaging and packaging machinery industry. The versatile nature of this industry is something that lends itself well to both Dan’s ingenuity and business acumen.

Dan understands the challenges facing modern businesses due to his BA in Business Management and Marketing. Dan’s BA situates him perfectly to recruit for both an individual’s or business’ requirements, with a detailed understanding and personable attitude. Dan’s openness and experience in a variety of cultures and languages makes him flexible and adaptable to any international business setting.

Enya Innes

David Slater

Group Financial Controller

David Slater

Group Financial Controller

David is the Group Financial Controller for the Mackenzie Stuart group of companies, responsible for group reporting, financial management & seeking out new opportunities & efficiencies for the group.

David joined the group in 2022 & brings with him over 20 years of experience in the finance sector operating at board & senior level for various SME companies, David’s experience will help the group to push onwards in its continued growth over the coming years.

Outside of work David when not spending quality time with his young family, he can be found either running or climbing mountains (having recently summited a 4000+ metre mountain in the Atlas Mountains) could the group summit Everest in the near future!!!

Carly Bonds

Enya Innes

Managing Consultant

Enya Innes

Managing Consultant

Enya Innes is an Executive Consultant within the Ingredients division recruiting specifically within the Food and Beverage industry, with a focus on mid-to-senior level commercial placements. Her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences/Microbiology allows her to host in-depth discussions with candidates and clients on the technicalities of their profession.

The Ingredients division at Mackenzie Stuart has over 20 years’ experience – in this time we have successfully worked with a vast array of professionals, resulting in us being a well-respected and highly south-after partner for both candidates and clients.

George Jones

George Jones

Managing Consultant - London

George Jones

Managing Consultant - London

George works closely with a diverse group of clients in the Personal Care Ingredients market, supporting and assisting in the consulting, search, and selection of industry experts. During his tenure with the firm, he has been instrumental in delivering end-to-end talent acquisition solutions and has a wealth of international experience partnering with private, large public and private equity backed companies.

George holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Leeds and leverages his experiences in client facing roles to deliver a tailored approach to Executive Search.

Will Peeke-Vout

Harry Francis

Managing Consultant - London

Harry Francis

Managing Consultant - London

Harry Francis is a Managing Consultant leading the Global Animal Health & US Veterinary Services team. He is highly regarded in the Animal Health and US Veterinary Services Sector, working extensively with the industry’s leading and fastest growing Corporate Veterinary Groups. He also works extensively with manufacturers & distributers of veterinary biological, diagnostic, pharmaceutical & therapeutic products, having placed candidates in APAC, Europe, & United States across Commercial. Technical, R&D, Regulatory and Leadership functions.

His team also work in Animal Nutrition, with an extensive network of candidates and clients specializing in the manufacturing or distribution of nutritional and specialty ingredient products.

If you are looking to add industry experienced talent, or would like to find your next career move, please reach out for a confidential discussion.

James Connelly

Divisional Manager

James Connelly

Divisional Manager

James is a Divisional Head for the Industrial segment, leading specialized teams into Specialty Chemicals, Logistics, Oil & Gas and Construction. The teams operate on a global scale and focus on leadership positions within their target industries.

James’ own discipline is focused on talent solutions for Fortune 500, Private Equity backed and Start-up organizations in the CASE, Inks and Plastics markets. He has established himself as highly regarded and trusted partner to hiring teams and candidates and specializes in building long term relationships with the industry.

James graduated from the University of Leeds with a Bachelor’s of Science in Medical Microbiology which lends itself to some technical aspects in the Chemicals industry. If you’re planning to hire valued and high performing talent, or are considering a career move, please don’t hesitate to reach out to James or his team.

Ross McCormack

Joe Malik

Managing Consultant

Joe Malik

Managing Consultant

Joe is the Managing Consultant in our Specialty Chemicals Team. With a specific focus on Fuels, Lubricants & Petrochemicals, Joe has brokered long-term relationships with mid-sized chemical manufacturers to Supermajors, making a number of senior placements globally.

Joe graduated with a Masters of International Relations, lending perspective & knowledge to the wider challenges facing the Oil & Energy industry. His team have developed expert knowledge in the Specialty Chemicals space and continue to enjoy great success in providing talent solutions for their clients, predicated on cultivating lasting relationships.

David Slater

Joseph Campbell

Managing Consultant

Joseph Campbell

Managing Consultant

Joe Campbell is an Managing Consultant in our Logistics & Supply Chain team. With a focus on the North American market, Joe has made placements within some of the world’s leading Third-Party Logistics companies.

Working as part of the wider Logistics division, Joe has fostered relationships with key industry decision makers and has established a network that spans both cross-functionally and across multiple service verticals.

Daniel Lloyd

Matthew Neave

Managing Consultant

Matthew Neave

Managing Consultant

Matthew is a Managing Consultant in our Logistics & Supply Chain team. With a focus on the North American market, Matthew has made placements within some of the world’s leading Third-Party Logistics companies.

Working as part of the wider Logistics division, Matthew has fostered relationships with key industry decision makers and has established a network that spans both cross-functionally and across multiple service verticals.

Joe Malik

Michael Bate

Managing Consultant

Michael Bate

Managing Consultant

Michael heads up the Manufacturing, Automation and Technology team, specialising in the source and supply of experienced professionals within a wide range of functions, Senior Management, Research & Development, Sales and Marketing, Business Development & Strategy, Supply Chain and Operations.

His team specialize in senior and niche appointments across a multitude of verticals within the space including Factory Automation, Machine Vision, Instrumentation, Warehouse Automation, Test & Measurement and Semiconductors. He also works closely with numerous PE-backed Industrial Manufacturing organizations on leadership transformation assignments.

Michael’s team are well-known and well-regarded in the industry – they have completed a number of challenging assignments whilst operating with a high level of diligence, aptitude and confidentiality.

Harry Francis

Nick Weavers

Head of Talent & Training

Nick Weavers

Head of Talent & Training

Nick Weavers is responsible for the hiring, developing and training the highest calibre of graduate talent into the world of executive search. Him and his team lead the Learning & Development structure across our Leeds & London offices. 

After graduating from the University of Leeds in 2016, Nick joined the business as a consultant who has now worked his way up to become the Head of Talent & Training and plays an integral part in the growth and development of the business. 

If you are a recent, or soon-to-be graduate, please feel free to reach out to Nick to learn how you can kick-start your career in Executive Search today!

Joseph Campbell

Ross McCormack

Managing Consultant - London

Ross McCormack

Managing Consultant - London

Ross joined Mackenzie Stuart in 2019, after graduating from the University of Leeds. He was quickly promoted to Managing Consultant and now leads a team of consultants with expertise spanning across a number of industries.

Ross entered executive search with a focus on recruiting senior management and leadership roles within healthcare organizations across the US, specializing in Autism & Dental services. If you are seeking exceptional talent to help grow your organization, or looking to make your next move, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Michael Bate

Shinead Husband

Finance Manager

Shinead Husband

Finance Manager

Shinead is the Finance Manager for the Mackenzie Stuart Group of companies and is responsible for all of the day-to-day finance related activities.

After graduating with honours from Leeds Beckett University, Shinead joined Mackenzie Stuart in 2014 as a Finance Assistant and quickly progressed into the Finance Manager role. Shinead’s key responsibilities include monitoring day-to-day financial operations, invoicing and other transactions, purchase ledger, managing sage accounts & providing key documents to the Board and Finance Director.

Outside of work, Shinead is a keen netballer and competes at a high level. When she is not playing netball competitively, Shinead enjoys walks in the countryside, keeping fit in the gym and socialising with friends and family.

Nick Jenkins

Vicky Molden

HR & Data Protection Manager

Vicky Molden

HR & Data Protection Manager

Vicky is the Mackenzie Stuart Group HR & Data Protection Manager; she has 5 years of successful experience in employee management and she also oversees the groups data management and compliance functions.

After studying and working in fashion retail management, Vicky decided to change her career path and joined Mackenzie Stuart in 2016 as a receptionist. She quickly showed her ability to manage employee relations and became the company’s first Human Resources Manager. Whilst working at Mackenzie Stuart, she has studied and passed the CIPD Level 5 Diploma in HR Management.

Vicky is a strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace and is an essential part in helping employees achieve their goals and reach their potential.

Shinead Husband