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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.

Thomas Waine

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.

Chris Little

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

Chris Little

Director London

Chris Little

Director London

Chris is the Director of Mackenzie Stuart’s London Office. He leads their Water & Wastewater Treatment practice.

The W/WWT Team specialise in delivering search assignments for companies that offer water/wastewater solutions and services to industries and municipalities across the globe. To date, the W/WWT team have completed mid-level to C-level appointments across Europe, North America, South America, Oceania, Africa and Asia.

With our in-depth network and sector specific acumen, we have represented candidates in commercial, technical, and operational job functions.

Olivia Banks

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!!!

Charlie Etheridge

Demi Nicholls

Managing Consultant

Demi Nicholls

Managing Consultant

Demi is one of our ‘Principal Consultants’ at Mackenzie Stuart. She works within the “Ingredients division” with a specific focus on the Food & Beverage industry, providing executive search services for Technical, R&D and Operational roles, globally.

With over 4 years’ experience in executive search and having studied Nutritional Science at the University of Birmingham, Demi is the perfect person to have in-depth discussions with both candidates and clients about the industry and current market.

Enya Innes

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

George Jones

Managing Consultant

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

Greg Spruce

Managing Consultant

Greg Spruce

Managing Consultant

Greg is a Senior Consultant heading up the Education and Ophthalmology & Optometry Markets. Greg has a number of years’ experience headhunting top talent from management level up to C-Suite. Throughout his time with Mackenzie Stuart Greg has built meaningful relationships with varying organization from startups to multinationals assisting with building out successful teams across all functions.

Through years of operating within the Education and Eyecare markets Greg has developed exceptional industry knowledge and an unmatched network of highly regarded industry professionals. This has given Greg the ability to offer an exceptional service when identifying and obtaining top talent.

If you are seeking exceptional talent for your organisation or seeking a new challenge within the Education or Ophthalmology & Optomtetry markets, please reach out to Greg directly.

Charlie Charalambous

Harry Francis

Managing Consultant

Harry Francis

Managing Consultant

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.

Daniel Chalfont

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

Jasmine Godfrey

Managing Consultant

Jasmine Godfrey

Managing Consultant

Jasmine is an executive search consultant within the life sciences division, she specialises in senior executive role placements within the global Bioinformatic, Data Science and Oncology space.

Within the Bioinformatic, Data Science, and Oncology space Jasmine has built a strong network of clients and candidates of a very high calibre and prides herself on the long lasting relationships formed with professionals in this industry.

If you are looking for exceptional talent within these industries to join your organisation or are wanting to make your next move within the industry, then please reach out for a confidential discussion.

James Cole

Josh Kennington

Managing Consultant

Josh Kennington

Managing Consultant

Josh is a Senior Consultant based in the Leeds office. He specialises in senior executive placements across the US Home Health and Hospice markets. During his time with Mackenzie Stuart Josh has made many placements for single site to national organisations.

Within the Home Health and Hospice market our recognised network of industry professionals allows us to identify the highest calibre of candidates for our clients and their every expanding business needs. Our extensive experience and years of knowledge in this market allows us to apply a dedicated and innovative approach to executive search whilst establishing committed relationships with both candidates and clients.    

If you are looking for incomparable talent to support your organisation or you yourself are actively seeking a move within the industry, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Josh for a confidential discussion.

Joseph Malik

Megan Mason

Managing Consultant

Megan Mason

Managing Consultant

Megan is an executive search consultant within the Life Science division, she specialises in working with CRO clients across the globe. Megan recruits for mid-level, senior management, and leadership positions across various functions from clinical operations to business development and clinical sales.

Within the CRO market, Megan has established relationships with the top, global CRO’s and her extensive knowledge of this industry allows her to connect high calibre candidates with the most suitable clients on the market.

If you are looking for open positions or need assistance in growing an exceptional team, please reach out for a confidential discussion.

Matthew Lumley

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

Michael Campbell

Senior Consultant

Michael Campbell

Senior Consultant

Michael Campbellis a Senior Consultant building specialist industry leading teams within the Water & Wastewater Treatment sector.  His Water & Wastewater Treatment team partner with key market leaders and global brands to drive performance and enhance company culture worldwide.

Michael is highly regarded for his Global Headhunting expertise, established as a recognised authority within Water & Wastewater Treatment Sales, Engineering and Research & Development sectors from Middle Management to C-Level Executives.

Josh Todd

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!

Claudia Mullin

Olivia Banks

Divisional Manager

Olivia Banks

Divisional Manager

Olivia is a Division Head within the Healthcare, Life Science and Education segments. Her teams operate on a global scale with key focus on senior level positions within their specialist sub-sections.

Olivia’s own discipline is focussed on the global Healthcare and Vaccine industries, sourcing talent from mid-management to C level and building long terms relationships within the industry. She has established herself throughout these industries as a trusted and highly regarded search partner to both hiring teams and candidates.   If you are looking to hire high calibre talent for your organization or you yourself are actively seeking a move within the industry please don’t hesitate to reach out to Olivia for a confidential discussion.

James Connelly

Ross McCormack

Managing Consultant

Ross McCormack

Managing Consultant

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.

Pat Cooke

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