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Meet the Team

Nick Baxter

Nick Baxter

CEO

Nick is the CEO of Investigo and responsible for leading the business into the next chapter of Investigo’s journey, with the purpose of achieving our 2022 business strategy – to be a recognised market leader in each of our chosen specialisms. Joining Investigo in 2006 to head up Investigo’s Change & Transformation division, Nick was part of the SMT that led an MBO which was subsequently completed in December 2013 and led the successful majority sale to Career International...

Gary Watson

Gary Watson

Chairman

Gary has worked for four companies in his career to date. After graduating in Law and deciding against a career as a lawyer, he trained (unsuccessfully!) as a Chartered Accountant before moving into recruitment in 1984 with Accountancy Personnel (now Hays plc). Later that year he joined Michael Page as a consultant and worked his way up to Regional Managing Director responsible for a number of specialist businesses employing some 400 fee-earners. He is passionate about the industry and believes...

Haresh Vaya

Haresh Vaya

Finance Director...

Haresh joined Investigo in 2011 as Finance Director. He qualified as an accountant (FCCA) in 1995 and has trained with various audit firms including Ernst & Young. He left Audit practice in 2004 to join MPS Group International PLC. Here he held a number of high profile positions working closely with senior management teams across the various recruitment businesses within the Group. Following the acquisition of MPS by Adecco, he left his role as Head of Finance for Badenoch &...

Paul Collier

Paul Collier

Executive Director...

Paul joined the Investigo Board of Executive Directors at the end of 2016, bringing with him a wealth of experience to compliment the breadth and expertise of our current leadership team. Bringing with him 15 years in the Accountancy and Finance space, Paul is responsible for growing our London Accountancy and Finance, Banking and Financial Services and HR brands alongside developing relationships with key clients.

Derek Mackenzie

Derek Mackenzie

Executive Director...

Derek joined Investigo as Executive Director in 2017 and leads our Business Change, Technology and Strategy divisions. Derek has over 20 years experience in the Technology and Change recruitment sector; working his way from a Consultant, specializing in Senior IT Appointments, through to Manager and ultimately to Managing Director. Derek has delivered a variety of retained and Managed Service solutions for both SME and Blue Chip clients; his role at Investigo is to build the brand in the Technology sector...

Angharad Kenward

Angharad Kenward

Senior Director...

Angharad joined Investigo in 2011 to support the creation of a new Procurement team for the UK business. Angharad now heads up the Procurement division and specialises in working in the mid to senior space for both permanent and interim hires. With a number of years recruitment experience within Procurement, Angharad is well known within the industry.

"I have known Angharad, for several years now, she is professional, knowledgeable and one of the few recruiters that you know will deliver both to a potential customer and to the candidate at the same time." - Procurement Transformation Consultant

 

Paul Mullins

Paul Mullins

Senior Director...

Paul is a member of the Board at Investigo with overall P&L responsibility for Investigo’s business in America, as well as our global Strategy & Consultancy practice. Having joined Investigo in 2010, Paul has a wealth of experience building teams across different disciplines and geographies. Paul lives in Leicestershire in the UK with his wife and three children, Alexa, Henry and Barney and will typically spend time in our US offices once a quarter. In his spare time he is both Alexa’s (under 10s) and Henry’s (under 6s) football coach, trying to realise the dream that he couldn’t quite manage himself!

 For more information on either our US business or our Strategy and Consultancy practice please email him - paul.mullins@investigo.co.uk 

Rohit Shah

Rohit Shah

Senior Director...

Rohit joined Investigo in 2011 and heads up the Milton Keynes office, specialising in Accountancy and Finance recruitment since 2000. Rohit is responsible for building the Investigo brand in the Buckinghamshire and Midlands Accountancy and Finance Commerce & Industry market, placing top tier candidates into the leading blue chip and FTSE 250 companies across commerce and industry. He also looks after HR across the Northern Home Counties and Midlands and oversees St Albans.

Stuart Bonner

Stuart Bonner

Senior Director...

Stuart joined Investigo in 2010 and heads up the Property and Facilities Management Division and our Guildford office, specialising in recruitment since 2000. He is responsible for building the Investigo brand in the UK Property market, placing top tier candidates into the leading Facilities Management Service Providers as well as blue chip and FSTE 250 companies into in-house Property functions. Stuart has recently been promoted to Senior Director, his new responsibilities include taking charge of our Guildford office who specialise in Accountancy and Finance recruitment in the area.

Stuart and his team at Investigo have been invaluable over recent years. They have their ear to the ground in our sector and core markets which make their services efficient and effective. Their quality of candidates are second to none and they are proactive and patient to work with as a partner. - Stuart Bonner

Aaron Brandon

Aaron Brandon

Senior Consultant...

Aaron works within our Strategy team in our New York office, specializing in recruitment of current and former Strategy Consultants into Industry and Private Equity roles. Typical mandates Aaron works on include Chief Strategy Officer, Chief of Staff, Corporate Strategy teams builds, Corporate Development team builds, Strategic Operations team builds, and Product/Business Unit Leaders. Aaron recruits from Associate level up to Chief Strategy Officer and has experience working with an array of successful companies including American Express, E*TRADE, Estée Lauder, Marsh & McLennan, and United Technologies Corporation.

Alex Creamore

Alex Creamore

IT Support...

​Alex works within our IT Support Team in our London offices.

Alex O'Neill

Alex O'Neill

Director

Alex works within our Strategy Consulting team in our London office, specialising in recruiting for Strategy Partners within Management Consulting. Typical mandates Alex works on include; Partner, Managing Partner and Managing Director hires. Alex recruits for Partner level roles and above and has experience working with an array of successful companies including EY, Accenture, KPMG, Deloitte and PWC as well as a number of Top Tier and Boutique Strategy Companies such as BCG and Mckinsey.

"Alex O'Neill was fantastic in finding me the best opportunity in order to progress in my career. Alex was able to take all of my requirements and present me with roles that suited my needs. I would recommend Alex to anyone who us looking for the next step in their career!"

Alex Voskou

Alex Voskou

Content Specialist...

Alex is our Content Specialist within our Business Development and Marketing team. He is responsible for producing insight magazines, articles, entries for industry awards, web copy, press releases, blogs, company news stories and social media posts across multiple channels, as well as defining content strategy and developing effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

The team’s responsibilities include advertising, marketing, website, social media, PR, branding, PSL and client events.”

Alicia Davis

Alicia Davis

Manager

Alicia works within our Accountancy & Finance – Qualified Finance - Consumer Markets team in our London office, specialising in recruiting for Retail, FMCG, Leisure, Travel, Hospitality and Restaurant Groups. Typical mandates Alicia works on include Finance Directors, Financial Controllers, Finance Managers, Commercial Finance Managers, Head of FP&A, Senior Management Accountants, Group Accountants. Alicia recruits for qualified finance roles between £50-120k and has experience working with an array of successful companies including Heineken, Nandos, Sainsbury’s, Pizza Express, Lily’s Kitchen, Vita Coco and Selfridges.

Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee

Senior Consultant...

Andrew Lee works in our BI and Data Analytics team in our London office, specialising in recruiting freelancers in the European (specifically Belgian) Business Intelligence, Big Data and Data Science Markets. Typical mandates Andrew works on include ETL Developers, Big Data Consultants, Cloud Architects, Dashboard Developers, Data Scientists and Data Modellers.

Andrew Tang

Andrew Tang

Finance Operations...

Andrew is our Finance Operations Assistant within our Finance team. The team have an array of responsibilities including compiling and analysing account information, documenting financial transactions, recommending financial actions, handling bills, reporting, maintaining and updating payroll records.

Andy Young

Andy Young

Director

Andy is the Director of our Accountancy and Finance team in our London office, specialising in recruiting for Qualified Accountants across London. Typical mandates Andy works on include working on Finance Director, Head of, Financial Controller, Finance Business Partner, Financial Accountant, Management Accountant and Finance Analyst roles. Andy has experience working with an array of successful companies across TMT, Property, Professional Services and Resources.

Becky Krage

Becky Krage

Manager

Becky Krage works within our Life Sciences team in our New York office, specialising in recruiting for Quality in the Biologics/Pharmaceutical arena.  Typical mandates Becky works on include: QC Scientists, Analytical QC Specialists, Quality Assurance, Engineering, and Validation. Becky recruits from Scientists up to VP-level positions and has experience working with an array of successful companies that include everything from VC-funded organizations and start-ups, up to medium-sized firms.

Ben Langlay-Smith

Ben Langlay-Smith

Manager

​Ben works within our Public Sector Technology team in our London office, specialising in recruiting for IT contact and permanent roles into Local Government, Healthcare, Housing, Non-profit and Higher Education. Typical mandates Ben works on include IT Leadership, Project and Programme Management, Business Analysis, Architecture, Infrastructure, Development, Testing, DevOps, Cyber Security, Training and Digital.

Ben Morrison

Ben Morrison

Associate Director...

Ben works within our Business Change and Transformation team in our London office, specialising in recruiting for permanent Change and Transformation specialists across Industry and Commerce. Typical mandates Ben works on include Project Managers, Programme Managers, Programme Directors, Head of Transformation and IT Leadership roles. Ben recruits for manager level and above and has experience working with an array of successful companies including Dentsu Aegis, PRS for Music, Paddy Power Betfair and CBRE. 

"Ben is a tenacious and dedicated recruiter. A team player who takes a solution-based approach to his work, Ben provides a top-level service to his clients and candidates. Driven with a 'can do' attitude, Ben is also highly approachable and affable. This explains why he gets so much repeat business from his clients and candidates."

Ben Pothecary

Ben Pothecary

Consultant

 Ben works within our Business Change and Transformation Team in our London offices.

Beth Williams

Beth Williams

Associate Director...

Beth manages our Tax team, and is based in our London office. Beth has experience working with businesses of all shapes and sizes, from Family Offices and start up Private Equity Funds, through to some of the largest Financial Services and FTSE companies, both in the UK and globally. Whilst Beth maintains her exposure across the full range of tax disciplines, she has a particular specialist knowledge of the Tax Legal, and Front Office Structuring markets.

Bhavesh Dhanak

Bhavesh Dhanak

Financial Controller...

Bhavesh is our Financial Controller within our Finance team. The team have an array of responsibilities including compiling and analysing account information, documenting financial transactions, recommending financial actions, handling bills, reporting, maintaining and updating payroll records.

Brian Apgar

Brian Apgar

Senior Consultant...

Brian works within our Pharma & Life Sciences team in our US office.

Channon Powell

Channon Powell

Credit Controller...

 Channon works within our Finance Team in our London offices.

Char Burke

Char Burke

Consultant

Char Burke works within our Qualified Finance team in our St Albans office, specialising in recruiting in the North London & Middlesex area. Typical roles would include Management Accountant/ Financial Accountant/ Finance Analyst/ Finance Manager/ Finance Controller/ Head of Finance etc. Char recruits for job roles from £40,000 – £120,000 has experience working with an array of successful companies including Reckitt Benckiser, Coca Cola, Mars Chocolate, The FA & British Airways.

Charan Chana

Charan Chana

Digital Marketing...

Charan is our Digital Marketing Executive within our Business Development and Marketing team. The team have an array of responsibilities including running all internal and external events, creating insight magazines, looking after Investigo's digital presence as well as continually driving forward Investigo's brand across all our specialisms.

Charles Ford

Charles Ford

Associate Director...

Charles works within our Accountancy and Finance Team in our Milton Keynes offices.

Charles Matthews

Charles Matthews

Senior Consultant...

​Charles is a Senior Consultant in the Public Sector Consulting team. Having worked in the public sector market for his whole career, he has a deep appreciation of the many disciplines that make programmes work. He focuses predominantly on the IT and digital space, helping clients adapt and deliver the best outcomes for their users. Adept at building a strong rapport with clients and consultants alike, Charles uses his detailed knowledge of their sector and the overall market to offer his customers an honest and straightforward opinion and the best solutions to fit their needs. He lives in Burnham-on-Crouch, a small town on the east coast of Essex, where he can enjoy plenty of sailing.

Charlotte Day

Charlotte Day

Senior Consultant...

Charlotte works within our Accountancy and Financeteam in our St Albansoffice, specialising in recruiting for part qualified roles.Typical mandates Charlotteworks on include Accounts Assistant, Transactional Managers, Assistant Accountant, Finance Analyst, Part Qualified Management Accountant, Credit Controllers and Payroll Assistants.Charlotterecruits for Assistant up to manager level andhas experience working with an array of successful companies including Sony, Volkerwessels and Autoprotect, along with a number of SME businesses.

'‘Charlotte is a wonderful recruitment agent, she found me the perfect job placement with such a great company where I can definitely progress my career. I couldn’t thank Charlotte enough and would recommend to anyone who is looking for a job.’'

 

Charlotte Jolly

Charlotte Jolly

Administration Assistant...

Charlotte is our Administration Assistant within our Admin team. The team have an array of responsibilities including dealing with any IT related issues including phones, health and Safety issues, temp placement forms, contracts, stationery ordering and CV formatting.

Cheree Dhami

Cheree Dhami

Principal Consultant...

​Cheree Dhami works within our Technology Enabled Change team in our London office, specialising in recruiting for Cyber & IT Security across various sectors such as Financial Services, Consulting/SI and Defence. Typical mandates Cheree works on include Security Architects, Security Engineers, Tech Domain SME’s (IAM, GRC, Cloud etc), Security PM’s, Security BA’s, Security Operations SMES etc. Cheree recruits for Engineers all the way up to C-Level and has experience working with an array of successful companies including Tier 1 Investment Banks, Insurance and Consulting Organisations.

Cheryl Aust

Cheryl Aust

Consultant

Cheryl works within our Accountancy & finance team in our London office, specialising in recruiting for part qualified professionals within the property, construction and real estate industries. Typical mandates Cheryl works on include Accounts Payable Clerks, Accounts Assistants, Credit Controllers, Accounts Payable/Receivable Managers and Management Accountants. Cheryl recruits for junior to qualified by experience and has experience working with an array of successful companies including CBRE, The Office Group and Berkeley Group.

Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Manager

​Chris is the Manager of our Technology Enabled Transformation contract recruitment team, based in London. Starting histechnology recruitment career over 17 years ago, Chris focuses on the
mid-senior end of the market, specialising in:

  • Cloud infrastructure (Azure, Google Cloud Platform, AWS)   

  • Networking

  • End user computing

  • Digital workspace (Office 365 etc.)

  • Cyber security

His team covers technology and infrastructure architects, project and programme managers, technical SMEs across technology and infrastructure, EUC and cyber security.

Chris Haywood

Chris Haywood

Manager

​Chris leads our Corporate Strategy Function in our London office, specialising in recruiting Strategy Professionals into industry opportunities. Typical mandates the team works on include Commercial Due Diligence, Market Entry, Strategic Planning, Business Unit Strategy, Pricing, Digital Strategy, Growth Strategy, Innovation Strategy, Brand Strategy, Marketing/Market Strategy, Transaction and Financial Services. Chris recruits at all levels from Associate to CXO positions.  

 

"I’ve worked with Chris as both a candidate he placed, and as a client who he has placed for. He has a human touch that is often missing in many recruiters, while also being incredibly professional (always on time, and gets back to emails quickly!). I always thoroughly enjoy working with him". - James Howarth - Global Strategy Director at Diageo

Chris Kapsalis

Chris Kapsalis

Delivery Manager...

Chris works within our Consulting Solutions team in our London office.

Chris Long

Chris Long

SAP Delivery...

​Chris works within our ERP team in our London office, specialising in recruiting for SAP candidates. Chris is leading the Delivery for the SAP European team working with a range of different clients across the EU region. Having over 4 years’ experience working with multinational end and Consultancy SAP Customers, from Developers to Programme Directors. Working with some very complex, niche positions, Chris has a desire to deliver and always provides a solution.

With over 25,000+ connections in the IT space, Chris prides himself in his ability to obtain and maintain strong relationships. Substantial background experience in the Aerospace/Financial/Manufacturing/Pharmaceutical industries. His main focus is delivering to SAP Contract or Permanent positions in all types of organisations over Europe.

Chris White

Chris White

Principal Consultant...

Chris works within our Accountancy and Finance team in our Milton Keynes office.

Claire Burton

Claire Burton

Consulting Solutions...

Claire Burton is our Consulting Solutions & Staffing Bid Contract Managerwithin our Business Development and Marketingteam. The team have an array of responsibilities including bid and tender response management, proposal writing, MI tracking and reporting, and contract reviews.

Claire Watkins

Claire Watkins

Business Manager...

Claire is our Business Manager of the Screening and Compliance Team. Responsibilities within the team include, checking RTW documents, all background screening checks, and client pre employment screening audits.

Connor Foyne

Connor Foyne

Senior Consultant...

Connor Foyne works within our Global Manufacturing team in our London office, specialising in recruiting for Global Operations and General Management for
Leading Automotive and Industrial Automation businesses. Typical mandates that Connor works on include CEO, COO, VP Operations, VP Supply Chain & Logistics,
Global Operations Director, General Manager and Plant Director. Connor recruits for Leadership & Executive level Operations Mandates and has experience
working with an array of successful companies including Oerlikon, FEV, TE Connectivity, Hitachi and Magna.

Craig Brown

Craig Brown

US Director...

Craig joined Investigo in 2017 to lead the company's global expansion into the US. Craig heads our Pharma and Life Sciences specialism. With a career starting in London in 2005, he brings a wealth of relevant experience, including six years focused on recruiting into Pharma and Life Sciences. He has since successfully launched two different recruitment businesses across three different offices in America. Craig and his team are currently focused on offering staffing solutions into the drug development, medical marketing and communications space.

Having filled our last three search requisitions, Craig and his team have become my go-to Agency for all the medical recruitment needs in my department. They have consistently found me the best candidates, and always provide good options and insight throughout each search process. Their knowledgeable of the market makes them very dependable, and their professional and personable nature makes them a pleasure to work with. I couldn’t recommend Craig and his team more." - Vice President, Global Pharma Company, N"