Who We Are

Meet The Armstrong Craven Team

Rachel Davis

Joint Managing Director
Rachel was part of Armstrong Craven’s MBO in 2013 and has held Board roles since then.​​ She joined Armstrong Craven in 1998 and today, as Joint Managing Director, oversees our operations in... Learn more

Peter Howarth

Joint Managing Director
Peter joined Armstrong Craven in August 2019. He has a background in HR consulting and recruitment and has worked for listed and private equity-backed recruitment companies in leadership... Learn more

Mark Bates

Chairman
Mark joined as Chairman in 2015. With over 30 years experience as CEO,COO,CFO he specialises in serious business transformation in private equity and public companies. At Armstrong... Learn more

Richard Smelt

Adviser to the Board
Richard's career has been defined by change management. As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and with an MBA from London Business School, he has created real change... Learn more

Tony Vickers-Byrne

Adviser to the Board
Tony was the first adviser to join Armstrong Craven, his focus is primarily on commercial initiatives to help us develop our multi-channel sales strategy. Since joining the Armstrong Craven team in... Learn more

Olivia Wynn

Director, Switzerland and Healthcare & Lifesciences
Olivia joined Armstrong Craven in 2010 and has over 15 years of experience in Healthcare and Life Sciences. She is responsible for Global HCLS client accounts, advising and supporting our key... Learn more

Helen Coult

Director, Asia Pacific
Helen is Director, Asia Pacific for Armstrong Craven and is based at our Singapore office. She joined the company in 2015 and held the position of Global Senior Client Partner across the Consumer and... Learn more

Sam Fletcher

Head of Client Services, Technology and Financial Services
Sam currently leads the delivery teams on projects and executive search assignments for our technology and financial services clients and advises HR, Talent Acquisition and business leaders in... Learn more

Lara Alberda

Head of Client Services, Healthcare and Life Sciences
Lara manages an experienced team who specialise in the delivery of diverse projects, focussed on global executive search, talent planning and insight projects across functions with a focus on pharma,... Learn more

Rory Stewart

Head of Client Services, Consumer and Industrial
Rory oversees a diverse team of experts as well as our international delivery functions, delivering our entire suite of product lines to a diverse range of organisations. Advising clients globally,... Learn more

Elizabeth Birrell

Head of Insight & Talent Analytics
Elizabeth is an experienced talent and competitor intelligence professional, leading Armstrong Craven's Insight & Talent Analytics practice to deliver bespoke talent insight projects to... Learn more

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