A Portsmouth University Graduate with a BA Honours degree in Social Policy and Criminology I’ve worked in construction search since graduation, working on assignments finding Project Directors for public sector programmes to working with transport planners, rail project managers and energy and nuclear advisors. I’ve had the privilege of forming teams for ground breaking projects actually onsite to building a team of Tunnel Design Managers and Geotechnical Engineers for a multi billion Pound project in London. Originally from the Wiltshire countryside I’ve lived in Brighton for four years and enjoy the large quantity of independent restaurants, local wine, and the diverse local music scene but I watch only these days, my guitar no longer takes to the stage, it stays at home with the headphones firmly plugged in!
I have lived in Brighton and Hove most of my life apart from 6 years living and working in London. I was offered an opportunity to move back to the South Coast and work within the Engineering Search and Selection market where I have been involved ever since. My main focus is the Infrastructure Sector recruiting into the Tunnelling, Rail and Aviation Sectors. We are still very active in the tunnelling sector (Member of the British Tunnelling Society). When I am not working I much prefer a leisurely round of golf or a gentle surf. I enjoyed playing cricket and rugby at county level and local sides but now I am happier watching from the arm chair/pub and going for long walks with my family and dogs.
Gray hair can be deceiving. My journey started with a 2.2 in Civil Engineering from Brighton. Working as a successful technology recruitment consultant I set up my first business in 1991 advising and managing recruitment within Hoskyns, Microsoft, Standard Bank and the Institute of Directors. The allure of 'big capital projects' drew me to Involve which is set to become the recruiter of choice within the civils marketplace. As for the deceiving gray hair well I still play rugby with 20 somethings and enjoy the looks of the opposition faces when they see the average age of the team they have played double when I take my scrum cap off...