Consultants

Gerry BellOperations Director

Gerry is one of the three founding partners of Wallace Hind. He is experienced in recruiting mid to senior level professionals across a range of disciplines including Marketing, Sales, Operations, R+D, Technical and Production. Married for as long as he can remember with three children, he enjoys watching most sports but only playing golf now. He also enjoys going to watch live music as well as attending many matches for the Saints and Cobblers.

Mike HorsleyManaging Director

Our MD insisted having his picture taken with a tree and because he has led us to year on year growth for the last 10 years, we couldn't argue! Mike is one of the three founding partners who founded Wallace Hind in 1992. In 2008, Mike was asked by the team to take up the role of Managing Director. Mike is still actively involved in recruiting and he was delighted in 2012 to be made the exclusive recruitment partner to the PPMA. Outside of work Mike’s passion is reading, reading some more and when he’s not reading he’s being a father to 4 children and recently became a grandfather.

John GowenDirector

John is one of the three founding partner of Wallace Hind in 1992. John's recruitment expertise lies in his ability to build complete teams and over the years has developed a loyal client base globally who consistently utilise him to source key personnel across different job functions and market sectors. John is generous with his time, honest in his views and always focused on doing what is in the best interest of his clients and candidates. On a personal level, John’s rugby playing and coaching days are long gone but that competitive streak still comes out in all he does, regardless of the task or goal. With one son at university and another just graduated and moving into corporate life, John's personal time has been freed up to play all the sports he wants to play, and what his body now lets him do!!

Ian Lyons Partner

Ian has been with Wallace Hind since 1999 and is affectionately known in the office as "Grandad” (but can still beat the youngsters at most things).  He has over 25 years recruitment experience working across Sales, Marketing, Operational, Manufacturing, HR and Technical positions in a variety of markets including FMCG, Consumables, Healthcare, Electronics and all other sectors. In work “Mr Lyons” is a part time crooner and outside of work Ian is still trying to get to a single figure handicap at his local golf course. Ian has recently become a "dog whisperer" becoming a Pro Dog Certified Trainer in 2018.

Jim KellyAssociate Partner

Jim Kelly has years of experience within Recruitment Consultancy and has been part of the Wallace Hind team since 2003. Previously he worked for Adecco, MRI Network and Staffline Recruitment. Jim’s recruitment specialisms cover a spectrum of positions, from Sales & Marketing and Commercial to Board-Level. Industry sectors include: Medical / Healthcare and Engineering. Jim’s interests relate to exercise and music (both playing and watching).

Joanne BurdenWeb & Administration Manager

Jo first joined Wallace Hind in 2006 as a Systems Administrator, before moving to Cornwall. However things didn’t quite go to plan and in September 2011 she returned to the Wallace Hind family and took on a new role of Recruitment Resourcer. In July 2018 she took on the role of Web & Administration Manager and is now responsible for ensuring all of our online talent attraction tools are consistently enhanced so that our client's web advertising appears on the best web boards available and that their advertisements gain the best exposure. Bbut not only this, Jo assists with Credit Control, the running and all other things administration which is asked of her. Away from work, Jo’s interests include spending time with her family, (hubby and 2 daughters). They enjoy going camping and walking their dogs at local parks or woods. They all like nothing better than a day at the seaside! Jo is also an avid supporter of both the local rugby and football teams, recently becoming a season ticket holder at Northampton Saints.

Philip MonkmanCommercial Director

Phil has been with Wallace Hind since 2011, becoming Commercial Director in 2018. Predominantly, Phil's experience is building eCommerce and Digital teams for some of the UK's most recognised brands. He is currently building Wallace Hind's new division "Talent Solutions" which is a recruitment offering to service the Northamptonshire region. Outside of work, Phil has been retired from playing rugby by the Managing Director and his wife, so he now maximises his time on the cricket pitch in the summer and coaches a local rugby and football team through the winter.

Rod PlowePartner

Rod has been with Wallace Hind since 1993 and specialises in sales and sales management up to Director level alongside non-sales roles when existing clients ask him to! Outside of work Rod is married with 2 grown up boys.Rod is a keen golfer, keeps fit (ish) gym, swim, run, sports betting, entering Dream Team football competitions and selected celebrity impressions and occasional partying.

Jason CooperManaging Consultant

Jason has 21 years of experience within Recruitment Consultancy and a professional career within engineering sales and design before moving into recruitment. Jason joined Wallace Hind in January 2017, previously working as an independent consultant and with organisations including Modis Group and Staffline Recruitment. Jason’s recruitment specialisms cover roles from professional engineers, sales, manufacturing, supply-chain to board Level. Jason’s personal interests relate to road cycling, photography and cooking up the odd meal for family and friends.  

Ian PetersonPartner

Having been with the company since May 1999, Ian covers all market sectors, although having particular experience in recruiting Sales professionals for the Construction, Packaging and Inkjet Markets. In his spare time Ian plays golf, spends time with his family and he is a season ticket holder at Northampton Saints.

Zoe ChatleyAssociate Partner

Zoe has been with Wallace Hind since 2015 and brings over 10 years recruitment experience within the consumer electronics channel environment. She recruits sales and marketing professionals purely into the technology industry working with leading vendors, distributors and resellers. Zoe is the "resident feeder", she like to bake in her spare time and is always bringing her bakes in for the team - Our very own Mary Berry, wannabe, but a lot yonger!! She also loves to exercise, drink a lot of prosecco (and Gin!), walk her dog Jenson Beagle, get her nails and eye lashes done - but she isn’t a princess at all! Zoe’s favourite TV Programmes are Game of Thrones, Suits, The Walking Dead and Eastenders!

Mandeep BainsConsultant

Mandy joined the Wallace Hind team in 2018 and joined the retained consultants, specialising in sales and marketing roles across ALL industries and sectors. "Our Mandy" hates running!! But took part in the London marathon in 2017 and finished within the top 5000!! She has completed the 3 Peak Challenge within 23 hours, loves to read, and when she is not reading is probably sat somewhere with a glass of red in hand!

Victoria Salmons Associate Partner - Research Manager

Victoria has been with Wallace Hind since 2012 and in a short space of time was promoted to lead our internal resourcing team, and was made an Associate Partner in 2018 after guiding her team to being over target for 5 consecutive years! A graduate in Geography and French, Victoria trained as recruitment consultant before choosing her path in the candidate sourcing arena. She has built up an impressive portfolio of successful out search campaigns across all sectors and disciplines. Outside of work Victoria enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures and languages, and walking her dog, Arthur!

Matt Hogg Sales Director

Matt has been with the business since 2004. in 2018 Matt was promoted to Sales Director and heads up Wallace Hind's retained eSearch business. Outside of work he spends the majority of his time with the family or on the golf course. He has also landed a hole in one in his golfing career, just in case you didn't already know!! ...  

Tracey FitzGeraldPartner

Tracey has been with Wallace Hind since 1992. She has worked across the entire spectrum of mid to board level appointments in a range of different sectors. In her spare time she studies and has successfully completed her PG Degree in Human Resource Management, gained a CIPD and most recently has become a fully accredited Thomas International PPA, GIA and TEIQue practitioner.

Kerry AustinManaging Consultant

Kerry has been placing candidates into permanent roles for 15 years now. She joined the business in 2016 to work on the contingent vacancies in the Talent Solutions Team. She specialises across a number of markets; Sales and Marketing, Occupational Health and HR functions, Office Support and bespoke positions to support her client's internal recruitment teams. When not recruiting she is still talking! - over a glass of fizz with friends or using her voice on the side line of a football pitch, supporting her sons.   

Sam AustinBusiness Support Manager

Sam is one of the longest standing employees (with over years' service!), with a little break to Jersey in between! She provides administrative support to all within and all who visit Wallace Hind. Nothing is too much hassle for Sam, who will go out of her way to help others.

Michael ThorpeManaging Consultant

Michael joined Wallace Hind at the start of 2015 following 16 years of employment within Insurance and Finance. With experience of working as a successful sales, procurement and contracts manager and possessing a wealth of knowledge in public sector finance and procurement, he adds additional resource to Wallace Hind’s already expansive industry and sector knowledge base. He also brings a solid background in corporate and personal healthcare solutions and cost containment with him. Michael is married, loves to cook and enjoys live music of all varieties.

Joel BarnettConsultant

Joel joined Wallace Hind in early 2017. Having a keen interest within the industry, he’s currently building a substantial marketing network across the Digital and Marketing agency sector. We haven’t really scratched the surface with Joel yet, but he does have an excellent sense of humour having picked up the nicknames “Band Camp” and “Trumpet” - mainly because he plays the Trumpet in a military band – how very childish of us! When he’s not at work, you can find Joel playing a game of Squash, attending regular sporting matches with his Granddad, or visiting old friends up and down the M1. He is a local lad, with loads of drive, determination and enthusiasm. He is a fantastic addition to the team.

James CoullManaging Consultant

James has 18 years-experience in manufacturing, sales and engineering recruitment. James joined Wallace Hind in January 2018 where he is helping to grow and expand the engineering team specialising in placing permanent engineers into: R&D, Design, Maintenance, Quality, Service, Process, Production, Manufacturing and Project roles in a variety of manufacturing environments. Out of work James enjoys socialising, travelling, all sports including football (supporting his beloved Posh!), cinema, films and languages.

Stuart PlattManaging Consultant

Stuart has been recruiting since 2008 and has a broad experience of sourcing commercial and technical personnel. He is a key member of the PPMA (Process & Packaging Machinery Association) team at Wallace Hind, where he sits as a specialist in Service, Process and Design Engineering. Stuart graduated from South Bank University, London with a degree in Film Studies, but despite that – and him insisting that Heat is the greatest film ever made - he is a popular member of the team. In his spare time he plays modern board games, walks his three dogs (Loki, Peanut and Rocket) and is a Professional Wrestler. What!?!?  Yes, really! 

Glen BrookeManaging Consultant - Retail Design

Glen is our retail design and local legend recruiter. Glen's local market knowledge is very strong, unlike his left calf muscle! Glen is one of our more colourful characters who can offer eating and drinking venue advice with spot on ratings across the county (including lock ins)! Glen is another 'Gym liar' - he still hasn't joined one and I'm predicting he probaly won't! He also has an art of getting people to do things for him, so if you hear "can you come and...." you're signing yourself up for a job!  Outside of work, Glen is a proud father and when he's not meeting friends (playing poker), going out for dinners (with the lads) he's usually playing golf.).

Tony Moroney Managing Consultant

Tony work within the Process & Packaging Machinery sector, recruiting at various levels across a number of disciplines including: Sales, Export, Technical and Operations, predominantly for ‘Owner Managed Businesses'. Tony prides himself on understanding the culture of his clients and realising that each customer has different needs when recruiting and making sure that he matches both skill sets and culture. Tony has been with Wallace Hind Selection since 2010 and has enjoyed a long and varied career in recruitment (longer than he would care to admit to!). He started, as many recruiters do, cutting his teeth on the ‘high street’, running a permanent desk, then spent a number of years running contract desks. His experience has seen him recruit in many arenas, including overseas and took him as far afield as the Middle East. Outside of work, Tony is an amateur Trombonist and spent 10 years as a musician in the Territorial Army and over 20 years playing in Brass Bands. His most memorable moments were when he played at the Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Stadium. More recently, he was instrumental (no pun intended!) in forming a comedic jazz band, loosely based on the iconic 60’s band, The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band.Tony is a keen supporter of rugby union.

Lee HenningManaging Consultant

There aren’t many roles that Lee hasn’t covered, but for the last few years he has focused his time on his passion - leading and developing our Charity and Not-for-Profit sector, and his first love  - all things engineering. So whether it’s a Senior Executive in a Charity or an Area Sales Manager for an Engineering firm, Lee is equally at home. Lee joined Wallace Hind (for the second time) in 2013 but started his recruitment career in the mid 90’s, supplying IT contractors before the internet! Over the years he has gone on to cover all kinds of recruitment from Technical IT to Senior Telecomms Executives, from Operations Mangers to Graduates. In addition, Lee has provided Candidate Attraction Consultation, helping businesses identify ways they can help to attract candidates directly (which may seem counter intuitive). In amongst his time in recruitment, Lee also spent a number of years heading up UK sales for a Communications Software Company, dedicated to helping SEN Learners improve their educational engagement, something he found highly rewarding and it’s what gave him the impetus to focus on the Charity Sector today. Outside of work Lee has a number of passions – he is a dedicated motorcyclist, having built and ridden his own creations, is a practioner of Laido and Jodo (Japanese Martial arts involving the sword and the staff) as well as being Dad’s taxi to his two growing girls.