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.

Board Members

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kate Davies

COO

Kate is a collaborative, strategic client driven board and executive director, with extensive leadership, commercial, change & project management and operational expertise. She loves working with organisations where she can make a difference, from helping the strategic planning process to aid a companies growth or ability to pivot through change & transformation programmes through to getting stuck in and delivering operational results.

Leadership Team

Katherine Church

Tech+ Associate Director

Katherine is an experienced C-level Digital Executive with a clear vision and understanding of how digital can transform business outcomes, Katherine has over 25 years’ experience designing and executing digital transformation strategies, digital operating models, products and solutions in companies of all types: from start-ups to global corporates across Financial Services, Utilities, Telcos and more recently the Health and Social Care sector and the NHS. She is passionate about working in a highly customer focused and results-driven way and advocates user centred design.

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.

Melissa Burke

Transformation 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

Service Delivery 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.

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.

Jemma Pritchard-Smith

Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences Practice Director

Jemma brings over 15 years experience to Grayce, across talent strategy and solutions, with over a decade dedicated to the Pharma and Life Science market. She believes the future lays in the hands of emerging talent, and Grayce’s Development Programme’s set them up for success, whilst also offering long term value to our partners. In her spare time Jemma works with the Career and Enterprise Company, to help schools develop strategies that help transition students into meaningful careers.

Ruth Evans

Legal Services & Channel Partnerships Practice Director

Ruth brings over seven years of Contingent Workforce MSP experience for a global organisation where, more recently, client conversations have gained increasing focus on the ever-growing skills gap in the perm market and a need for a long-term solution to combat reliance on contractors. Ruth believes that Grayce Analysts are that solution! Through this role, Ruth is looking forward to, not only elping clients to solve their skills gaps in a cost-effective & IR35 compliant manner, but also supporting talented graduates to kickstart their careers.

Dugald McIntosh

Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare and Energy Practice Director

Dugald has an extensive background in workforce strategy and talent attraction and is passionate about helping clients achieve their talent goals. Dugald also mentors emerging Worktech ventures within the Workplace Accelerator incubator and works with STEM Learning by helping them connect with employers. Joining Grayce as Practice Director for Pharma and Health helping us to develop new opportunities for our Analysts and support Pharma and Health clients as they look to build talent pipelines and enhance their skills.

Gemma Collins

Strategic HR Director

Gemma has full responsibility for the curation of the Development Programme and the HR function. 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.

Eva Perkins

Legal Practice Director

Eva brings over 10 years’ experience to Grayce, after starting her career in social work, starting and building to sale her own business in this area. Working across workforce development and strategic workforce planning, Eva supports our clients to effectively built teams with the capabilities and skills needed to navigate complex transformation. Eva is dedicated to working in partnership with clients and has provided tailored, quality focussed solutions. She is an active member of the Women in Leadership network, showcasing her passion for creating great opportunities for future leaders.

Head of Departments

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.

Helen Hanratty

Head of Brand, Marketing & Communications - Interim

Helen has extensive marketing expertise and team leadership gained over 25 years across a range of organisations, including public and private sector, and is also an active member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. She is well equipped to build on Grayce’s achievements and is passionate about the value she can add to the Grayce community. Helen’s enthusiasm lays with developing high-performing teams, consistently adding value and quantifiable business growth.

Tom Clowes

Head of Technology

Bringing over 20 years experience in the IT industry, including engineering and management roles, Tom is improving Grayce’s technical architecture to support our continued expansion and shape technical aspects of our service lines. Previously, Tom was the Head of Service Delivery for award-winning, private Cloud Managed Service Provider and also Service Management Director for a global leader in IT professional resourcing, project services and managed services.

Daniel Bernard

Head of Commercial

With extensive experience within global commercial teams across a variety of organisations and sectors, Dan is responsible for managing the commercial, contractual and legal impacts of Grayce’s internal operations as well as our engagements with Clients, Suppliers and external advisors. By creating, implementing and managing robust governance processes as well as a balanced approach to risk, Dan, supports the team in achieving sustainable and profitable growth for the business.

Sheetal Lakhani

Head of Delivery Management & Mentoring

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.

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, SMEs and the Third Sector. She is passionate about connecting companies with customers to drive engagement.

Contact us about your resource requirements today

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