Meet the Team

paul harwood -

managing director

Paul has been working at the business since 2006 and was appointed to the Board in early 2008. He has been Managing Director for the past 12 years and brings the fun and energy to the business. In fact he doesn’t ever slow down! The best place to catch Paul is 30,000 feet above ground! He is often visiting every corner of the globe generating business, running global events, and nurturing a range of other products and services the business delivers.

gary king -

publisher & group sales director

Gary is one of the founders of Recruiter Moves and publisher of The Global Recruiter, the first in the staffing industry to deliver a multimedia platform across all devices. With over 20 years of experience in the staffing industry and an extensive network across the globe, he has insights into recruitment trends that are affecting staffing businesses. You will also find him cycling up mountains, racing in the toughest physical comps, and sunning in his favourite Balearic hot spot (glass in hand).

chantel avis -

group event director

Chantel has over 15 years clocked up working across events and publishing. Her career started at a publication company where she laid the foundation to becoming an Event Director. Bringing leadership, organisation, and problem solving to the forefront, Chantel has become the go to person. It’s not all business with Chantel, she is a mummy of two and loves to let her hair down on the dancefloor.

trevor dorrell -

sales director

Trevor has been with the business for 13 years and has wealth of experience across the brands. He loves his football and can often be found coaching his 11-year-old sons football team at Chorleywood Common YFC, or at Vicarage Road watching Watford. He enjoys being outside in the open air and does a lot of walking with his apricot-coloured cockapoo, Mable, who is also the Recruiter Moves office dog. When the exercise is done, the BBQ is fired up where he likes to pretend he can cook, but we all know he can burn water!

simon kent -


Simon Kent is a freelance writer and editor. He’s been immersed in the world of work for over 25 years without ever having had a proper job. He’s written about every aspect of work from law to reward, technology to policy. Simon plays and writes site-specific rock ’n’ roll operas on the ukulele, drives a Mazda Bongo and looks after a permanently hungry cat. He also writes and edits everything to do with recruitment and HR for The Global Recruiter and other publications, both as himself and as a ghost. So even if you haven’t read his stuff, you probably have.

leigh abbott -

group marketing manager

Starting her career in television production at the BBC, and spanning over 16 years as an executive producer, Leigh followed her heart and spent a big chunk of life living and working in Australia. Back in blighty, and for the last 10 years has set up, managed, and developed the marketing function for the business and works across multiple services and products to deliver robust, innovative, forward thinking marketing gains. Mum to a teenager, and self-confessed health nut, life is never dull in the marketing team!

kathryn boi -

event manager

Kathryn has worked in the planning and delivery of successful events for over 20 years. Kathryn strives to exceed our clients’ expectations. With a clear understanding of what it means to be part of a world class team, the magic is in exceptional communication, both internally and with our partners. Kathryn provides project management from conception through to onsite live or virtual events with a keen eye for detail, dedication, and a little humour, which we think goes a long way. Juggling life with two children, a husband and dog is another skill entirely… fuelled by coffee, walks with friends and good food.

hope williams -

marketing manager

Hope has worked in marketing for the last 5 years, working across lots of exciting campaigns in varied industries, specialising in client management and brand strategy. Hope loves to travel, and her recent trip to South America delivered new adventures to add to her growing list, not to mention hilarious tales of fun and wildness! An avid reader with an impressive book collection, Hope worked for The Global Recruiter whilst she was at university, so she really is one of the family.

chiara cappuccini -

events coordinator

Chiara joined us from school after deciding to take a gap year before going to University in Portsmouth. Working in the events team she has shown diligence and great skills in keeping everyone organised and tech savvy! A lifelong fan of Grey’s Anatomy (she has a blanket!), Chiara is happiest spending time with her Italian family and obsessing about the next episode of Grey’s.

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