Meet our Team

Our team share a passion for delivering two things.

Exceptional resourcing solutions and developing the future leaders in change, data and digital.

Leadership Team

Chris Sellers

Chair of the Board

Chris is the Chair of the Board at Grayce supporting our business development strategy and ambitious growth plans. Chris has an impressive track record in helping businesses grow. As Non-Executive Director of Literacy Capital, Chris makes sure that Grayce is growing in a sustainable way that meets shareholder expectations.

Peter Busby

Non-Executive Director

Peter founded Grayce in 2012 and was CEO until 2020. He is a successful entrepreneur and active investor in high potential organisations. Previously Peter trained as a Chartered Accountant at Coopers and Lybrand before joining Andersen Consulting as a management consultant. He formed management consultancy Xayce with colleagues in 1997.

Geoff Smith

CEO

Geoff is our CEO, supporting graduates and giving them more choices, whilst driving strategic growth with clients. With 20+ years of experience managing international operations in the technical talent and business process outsourcing sectors, Geoff’s experience spans HR, training, outsourcing, digital transformation, IT Services, recruitment, programme management and consulting with organisations including IBM, Microsoft, BT, TCS, Capita and ManpowerGroup. Geoff has held programme, operational and transformational responsibilities for organisations with budgets of over £500m and international employee populations of over 10,000. Talent and training solutions remain a key passion and at the heart of all successful digital change projects.

Giles Reid

Board Director, Growth

Giles started his career on BOC Gases’ graduate programme. He is Grayce's Board member responsible for growth and has delivered business growth of 143% over the past two years. Grayce growth is his passion and has extensive experience working in high profile commercial roles at Capita and SAP. Giles is a trustee at West Horsley Place, a charity based in Surrey.

Paul Jezzard

CFO

Paul is our Chief Financial Officer who is responsible for all things ‘finance’ including the operational and financial strategy of the business. Paul has a wealth of experience across recruitment and consultancy sectors having spent the last 12 years operating in various board roles, providing financial leadership for organic and acquisition-led growth. Paul previously led a Management Buy-out (MBO) through private equity funding from Capita PLC in 2017.

Gemma Phipps

Head of People

Gemma has full responsibility for the curation of the Development Programme and the HR function as our Head of People. Committed to people development, Gemma champions our values and community through her work. Her previous experience includes working as a Business Analyst and Business Change Manager at GE Capital and AJ Bell.

Melissa Burke

Infrastructure & Operations Director

Melissa is primarily responsible for operational infrastructure, efficiency and scalability, supporting our continued expansion, M&A integration, operational compliance and MI reporting. Melissa has worked with Grayce in a number of capacities, supporting clients and has experience delivering multi-million pound change programmes for a global pharmaceutical company.

Miranda Di Rosa

FinTech & Tech Practice Director

Miranda joined Grayce in 2015 as a Delivery Manager. Since then she has gone on to become a Client Partner, then Head of Region and later Regional Director for the South of England. Today, her role is to ensure the strategic growth of the FinTech & Tech Practice, working with clients to maximise their investment and maintain the level of service Grayce is known for. Miranda is also responsible for our delivery and mentoring model, the framework that ensures high-quality performance for all Analysts on-site. Miranda has senior experience working in HR roles across financial services and education industries.

Daniel Sutherland

Financial Services Practice Director

Daniel's background in change consultancy, built up over the past decade at EA Change Group, means he is well equipped to support our clients in the South as they look to build their talent pipelines. As Practice Director for Financial Services, Daniel helps business shape their talent plans and helps to deliver the Grayce solution.

Sam Vickerman

Retail Practice Director

Sam is an experienced Practice Director with a demonstrated history of supporting clients across Retail and Financial Services. With a background in change and operational leadership, Sam is a strong advocate of developing emergent talent to bridge the digital skills gap. She is proud to be an elected Governor of the Christie Hospital in Manchester.

Peter Miller

Strategic Growth Consultant

Peter is an operations leader, with experience in the energy sector taking on senior roles across Shell and BP. Peter’s previous role in BP was as VP Transformation, leading a wholesale change of the North Sea business, linked with BP’s global 'reinvention' into a low-carbon, integrated energy company. Peter is supporting Grayce's expansion into the Scottish market and energy sector.

Vanessa Byrnes

Non-Executive Advisor

Vanessa is an expert in global talent acquisition and management services having spent over 20 years with Alexander Mann Solutions. Vanessa will assist our Channel Partner strategies, and provide advisory support for our development strategies.

Talent Acquisition Team

Jessica Bolton

Head of Talent & Resource Management

An experienced Talent Acquisition Manager with a track record of working in the management consulting industry, Jessica has a strategic and results-driven mindset and experience in resource planning, attracting, identifying and securing top talent. She values building meaningful, lasting relationships and is passionate about building and developing high-performing talent acquisition teams.

Sarah Cockerill

Senior Talent Acquisition Officer

Sarah is an experienced recruiter with oversight across the end-to-end recruitment for all of Grayce’s Development Programmes. Her primary focus is supporting talent acquisition for Grayce’s Insurance Practice, as well as Grayce’s Data+ programme, building relationships with people looking to start a career in data analysis and data science.

Harriet Hughes

Talent Acquisition Officer

Harriet is one of our Talent Acquisition Officers, responsible for the end-to-end recruitment process at Grayce. With a strong background in recruitment, Harriet is able to build working relationships with candidates to deliver an excellent candidate experience from the first point of contact through to securing a role with leading organisations. Harriet's primary focus is on supporting talent acquisition for Grayce's Financial Services Practice and Channel Partnerships.

Liam Downes

Junior Talent Acquisition Officer

Liam is an ambitious, team member who’s keen to build strong candidate relationships and advise candidate how they can best position themselves in the job market. Liam is supporting with talent acquisition for Grayce’s Pharmaceutical and FinTech Practices.

Ethan McHugh

Talent Acquisition Officer

Ethan is an experienced, enthusiastic recruiter who supports talent acquisition for Grayce’s Retail and Legal Services Practices. He is focused on providing a memorable experience for candidates, as part of a supportive and efficient recruitment journey.

Catriona Thomas

Talent Acquisition Officer

Catriona is passionate about people and supporting individuals to reach their career goals. With a background in HR, she believes that people are the most important aspect of any organisation and is here to support candidates throughout their employee life cycle at Grayce. Catriona's primary focus is on supporting talent acquisition for Grayce's Financial Services Practice and Channel Partnerships.

Simon Mannion

Talent Acquisition Officer

Simon is accomplished, versatile and results-driven talent acquisition professional with recruitment experience across a variety of market sectors from both an in-house and agency perspective. As we continue to grow, Simon is supporting the expansion of the Grayce HQ Team.

People Services Team

Matt Quirk

Training & Development Lead

Matt's focus is co-ordinating training and development for the Analysts on our graduate Development Programme. Before Grayce, Matt worked at Doris for six years across the Doris talent acquisition and service teams.

Abigail Johnson-Mills

Human Resources Advisor

Abigail is passionate about making Grayce a great place to work and ensuring that our values underpin everything we do. She works closely with Grayce Delivery Managers, providing support and guidance to ensure operations run smoothly for everyone on the Development Programmes.

Anna Hope

Human Resources Administrator

Anna is an experienced Human Resources professional who supports the onboarding of people who join Grayce's graduate Development Programmes. She is committed to providing an excellent employee experience for everyone in the Grayce community.

Holly Dunn

Human Resources Administrator

Holly is an experienced Human Resources professional who supports the onboarding of people who join Grayce's graduate Development Programmes. She is committed to providing an excellent employee experience for everyone in the Grayce community.

Reena Turnbull

Project Officer & Executive Assistant

Reena is a highly-organised and detail-oriented professional with twenty years’ experience in various roles across the recruitment industry. At Grayce, Reena provides support across IT and operations to deliver an excellent employee experience for all members of the Grayce community.

Roisin Wherry

Technical Consultant

Roisin is a self-taught coder with a background in business change, data analysis and software development across financial and pharmaceutical sectors. She is currently supporting and developing the next generation of technical talent on the Grayce Data+ graduate Development Programme. Roisin is passionate about data, digital change, and improving diversity within tech.

Delivery Managers & Mentors

Sheetal Lakhani

Senior Delivery Manager

Previously Sheetal project managed recruitment and training for the opening of new stores nationwide. Working closely with the Analysts on Grayce’s Development Programmes, Sheetal has a clear focus on the wellbeing of the Analysts she manages, as well as coaching them to develop strong communication and project management skills to help them excel in their careers.

Sudha Adjei

Delivery Manager

Sudha is a dedicated people development professional with over 10 years' experience within the global professional services and software industry, as well as a strong first-hand understanding of the roles we offer our clients here at Grayce. She is passionate about graduate development, change and technology and enjoys mentoring and sharing knowledge amongst the Analysts on Grayce's Development Programmes. In her previous role, Sudha also led the graduate enablement programme at Oracle, utilising her technical and project management skills to make the programme a success.

Shelley Salti

Delivery Manager

Shelley has been coaching, mentoring and running leadership programmes for over ten years. A organised and resourceful professional with excellent communication and influencing skills, Shelley coaches Analysts on Grayce's Development Programmes, helping them to achieve their professional goals.

Richard Louis

Delivery Manager

Richard’s focus is on helping others realise their potential. He has worked in the public, private and charitable sector as a learning and development consultant for many years. In his last role, Richard worked with graduates and apprentices in the finance sector. At Grayce, he manages the performance of Analysts on Grayce’s Development Programmes and coaches them through their Grayce journey.

Caroline D'Monte

Delivery Manager

Caroline brings a wealth of experience in managing both entry-level Analysts and professional Consultants. She is committed to providing Analysts on the Grayce Development Programmes with a solid foundation of skills and best practice which will carry them through their careers. Previously, Caroline helped build and run the Technology Graduate Programme for Credit Suisse.

Rose O'Reilly

Delivery Manager

Formerly an Analyst on Grayce’s Change+ Programme, Rose has honed her people development experience and is now supporting Analysts to navigate the first years of their career. Previously, Rose was a Project Manager across Financial and Legal Services. Today, the Delivery Manager role combines her experience in change and transformation with her passion for people development.

Katherine Smart

Delivery Manager

Combining her project and programme management experience with her passion for people development, Katherine is committed to supporting graduates through the Grayce Development Programmes. Formerly an Analyst on the Programme, Katherine is able to empathise with the young professionals she supports, coaching them to reach their potential at Grayce.

Dave Murat

Delivery Manager

Dave has been supporting and coaching people for over ten years, firstly in community, third sector organisations and then in apprenticeships covering a range of digital qualifications. He is committed to helping emerging talent reach their potential whilst on Grayce's graduate Development Programmes.

Andrew Fletcher

Delivery Manager

Andrew Fletcher, known as Fletch, started with Doris in 2016 as a Business Analyst on a Insurance Transformation Programme. He then joined the Doris HQ team as a Learning & Development Manager, driving enhancements to their development programmes. A key member of the Doris community, Fletch co-ran the BA Community of Practice, and set up the Doris Champions initiative, ensuring consistent and productive dialogue between all Analysts and the HQ team. Fletch brings his passion for Learning & Development to the Delivery Manager role.

Kate Tomson

Delivery Manager

Drawing on her background in Talent Development and HR, Kate brings a wealth of experience in managing development programmes across Telecommunications, Market Research, and Manufacturing. Kate is inspired by the curiosity, resilience, and energy of the emerging workforce and wants to have a direct impact helping as many graduates as possible to reach their potential through Grayce’s Development Programmes.

Natalie Taylor

Delivery Manager

Account Managers

Amy Gornall

Strategic Growth Manager

As the Strategic Growth Manager for Grayce, Amy works with customers who are looking to build long term partnerships with our organisation to get the most out of what we do and our amazing people. Amy joined Grayce from Doris in 2020 where she had been for five years and was involved in all aspects of telling the Doris story, from growing and developing the business to building the brand and culture from day one. Passionate about diversity and inclusion, Amy is on the Northern Power Women's Future List and wants to inspire people from all backgrounds to join us on our growth journey to build the workforce of the future!

Laura Clarke

Inside Sales Lead

As Inside Sales Lead within the Strategic Growth Team, Laura drives high growth strategy and sales across Grayce’s new partnerships, channels and propositions. With an international background and proven track record in business development and account management, Laura thrives off the positive impact of Grayce’s offering and its further potential.

George Mellor

Financial Services Account Manager

Supporting a diverse client base covering retail banking, asset management and investment management, George is committed to supporting organisations to enhance their capability and create sustainable talent pipelines using graduate talent.

Tom Elliott

FinTech & Tech Account Manager

Working closely with Grayce's FinTech & Tech Practice Director, Tom supports the growth of key strategic accounts. With a strong track record in account management, Tom thrives on helping FTSE100 & 250 businesses harness the best emerging talent needed to meet their organisational goals. Prior to Grayce, Tom worked within the Business Development, Strategy and Marketing teams at GlobalData Plc, HSBC and Spicerhaart.

Finance Team

Helen Whatling

Financial Operations Lead

Helen is an experienced Finance professional, with a demonstrated history of working in all aspects of Financial Accounting. As our Financial Operations Lead, Helen reports directly to our CFO and is responsible for invoicing, cash collection, cashflow forecasting and accounts payable.

Ahmed Bhamjee

Financial Controller

ACCA qualified, Ahmed brings 15 years’ accountancy experience, having previously worked for two Fortune 500 companies, as well as being a Finance Manager for a SME business. Ahmed is responsible for all of Grayce’s management accounts and statutory obligations, alongside working closely with our investors and banking partners.

Megan Foster

Finance Business Partner

As our Finance Business Partner, Megan works directly with our Practice Directors to forecast and help track their performance. Before joining Grayce, Megan worked as Doris' Finance Manager for two years.

Alina Turzynski

Accounts Receivable Assistant

Brand, Marketing & Communications Team

Victoria Birtles

Head of Brand, Marketing & Communications

Victoria is a skilled marketing professional with over 12 years experience delivering strategic communications and marketing across FTSE 100 & 250 companies, SME’s and the Third Sector. She is passionate about connecting companies with customers to drive engagement.

Hollie Smith

Creative Manager

Hollie is passionate about capturing attention and imagination through marketing, branding and design. Having worked as an Analyst with the Very Group and Swinton Insurance, helping our customers drive their internal communications and UX design, she is now responsible for shaping Grayce's visual brand identity.

Bethany Lee

Content Manager

Drawing on her background in journalism and project management, Bethany tells the Grayce story across the company's digital platforms. From business development to candidate attraction, Bethany produces engaging written and visual content to grow and strengthen Grayce's community and client partnerships.

Heather Gray

Marketing Assistant

Utilising her background in language and an analytical mindset, Heather builds compelling campaigns that share Grayce's vision, mission and purpose with tailored audiences nationwide. She is also responsible for tracking and monitoring both Marketing performance and brand growth, ensuring continuous improvement within her team.

Contact us about your resource requirements today

Call: 01625 610 991
email: comms@grayce.co.uk