Meet the MBN Leadership & Operations Team

Michael Young
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Michael Young

Chief Executive Officer
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Michael is the head of the MBN group of businesses.

As CEO, Michael's vision for an integrated People Solutions business has seen us achieve tremendous growth over the course of the last few years.

His passion for Insight and Analytics and his extensive network of related industry contacts has seen MBN power ahead in this important and growing sector.
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Paul Forrest

Non Executive Chairman
Paul Forrest
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Paul is an experienced business strategist and board advisor.

He joined the MBN board to help establish the platform for growth and focuses on the development of the senior team, management practices and MBN's core focus around Insight and Analytics.

Paul's background supports the central pillars of MBN's growth strategy and frequently means Paul steps in to support work with MBN's strategically important accounts.
Russell Dalgleish
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Russell Dalgleish

Non Executive Director
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Russell is an accomplished and driven executive possessing an entrepreneurial flair with a successful track record in establishing new business and nurturing blue chip accounts on a global basis. He has over 16 years international recruitment sector expertise.

He splits his time between his home in Scotland and his various business interests in London. Today, Russell uses his experience, contacts and market knowledge to assist companies to grow to their full potential through vision and strategy creation built on a foundation of trust, consistent dialogue and shared inspiration.
Steve Holmes
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Steve Holmes

Finance Director
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Steve is an experienced financial management professional and provides the support, structure and guidance to ensure MBN's business finances are able to support and empower our growth.
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Heather White

Operations Manager
Heather White
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Heather is responsible for accounts payable, payroll, managing the HR function, creating and improving operational systems.

She specifically manages and increases the effectiveness and efficiency of Support Services (HR, IT and Finance), through improvements to each function.

Heather oversees overall financial management, planning, systems and controls.
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Robin Huggins

Director of Academy & Client Services
Robin Huggins
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Rob’s role as MBN’s Director of Academy & Client Services capitalises on almost 15 years of award winning recruitment experience and the provision of complex staffing solutions.

Most of his experience has been gained in the areas of Technology, Analytics and Digital Engagement and has involved participation in strategically important client initiatives for some of the biggest brands in business.

As Director of Academy & Client Services, Robin’s role combines elements of strategic business development, Operations Management, leadership of the MBN Insight and Analytics team and Training and Development manager for the business.

Following on from graduate studies in Politics and Psychology and Post-Graduate studies in Human Resource Management, he entered the recruitment sector in 1999 and has been with MBN since 2010.
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Peter Docherty

Managing Director
Peter Docherty
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Peter has been with MBN since incorporation in 2007 and has successfully built a high performing team within MBN.

Reporting directly to the board, Pete concentrates his efforts on developing the strength of MBN’s recruitment teams to maximise growth, retention of top consultants and also to ensure that the business continues to develop its management practices.
Darrel Curren
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Darrel Curren

Head of Markets
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Since 2010 Darrel has performed at a consistently high level and built a successful team specialising in all things Data Science, Analytics, Digital, Big Data & IT across the UK.

Darrel's focus is on developing our key relationships with senior decision makers within client organisations. With a focus on understanding the clients’ business strategy, key tensions and growth challenges, and their future resourcing needs, Darrel works closely with the Board of MBN to ensure we are part of the strategic conversation in client boardrooms.

Prior to his role at MBN, Darrel acted as Team Leader with IBM, leading the recruitment of IBM Professional Consultants across IT, HR & Finance disciplines along with international multi-lingual recruitment for IBM’s European technical support centre.

Other notable experience was gained whilst with Hudson, successfully managing the IT recruitment for a number of their key major accounts.
Nicola Rourke
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Nicola Rourke

Marketing and Events Executive
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Nicola graduated with a BA Honours in Festival & Events and Marketing Management from Edinburgh Napier University.

With a larger number of events and thought leadership activities to manage, an increasing demand on building out the fabric of the business and the need to support our senior management team more effectively. MBN have appointed Nicola into the pivotal position of Business Services Executive.

Responsible for programme management, financial and budgetary responsibilities for key events and for the management, planning and logistics of our future events, Nicola is an important asset in the business and helps MBN deliver growth ambitions for 2016 and beyond. Nicola is also responsible for our plans to launch an international range of events focused on sharing insight into the global data, insight and analytics industry.
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Georgia Boyle

Project Executive
Georgia Boyle
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Since joining MBN in 2014, Georgia has transitioned across a variety of roles making her a key player within the business.

Georgia’s focus is to coordinate a range of special projects over our MBN Solutions and MBN Academy business models.

An example project Georgia is highly involved in is the MSc. Placement Programme, where MBN Academy deliver Employability Skills Training Sessions across Scottish Universities to collaborate with students in the Data and Analytics space and place them into Summer Internships.
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Lauren Marshall

Principal Consultant
Lauren Marshall
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Lauren is a Masters graduate with a first class degree in Psychology.

A Principal Consultant working within the Technology space with responsibilities for business development, candidate attraction, selection and retention and account management. Lauren is currently growing her own team and is a key member of the MBN success story.

Lauren is a key member of the MBN team focusing on finding the very best candidates in the areas of Big Data, Analytics, Information Technology and Digital .

Lauren works a duel desk for both Permanent and Contract throughout the UK and Europe and hence is in a unique position to offer various people solutions to clients and candidates alike.
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Joshua Smith

Principal Consultant
Joshua Smith
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Josh is a now a Principal Consultant at MBN after delivering flawless results since 2011.

Josh is a graduate of the University of Glasgow where he studied Politics.

Josh works across the Web / Digital Analytics sphere with a focus on new client development, niche candidate selection and client relationship management.

Josh recruits across areas such as Web/Digital Analytics, SAS, R & SPSS Analysts, Customer Insight Analytics, Statistical Modelling, Econometrics and Data Science..
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Mari Evans

Principal Consultant
Mari Evans
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Mari graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences.

Mari is an Executive Consultant delivering results in the Software Development, IT and Digital sector.

Areas of specialist expertise include Web Developers (Front-End and Back-end), Mobile Developers, Software Engineers, QA Engineers, Project/Account Managers, Web designers, UX Designers, DevOps, Infrastructure engineers, Technical Managers / Leads, Technical Directors etc and Digital Marketing.
Kristopher McFadyen
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Kristopher McFadyen

Principal Consultant
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Kris is a graduate of Bellevue University, USA where he was on a soccer scholarship and obtained his degree in Sports Management & Business Administration.

Kris is now a Principal Consultant after delivering outstanding results over the past year.

Kris is recognised as being one of the leading recruitment experts across the Data, Analytics & Business Intelligence sectors.
Jamie Watson
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Jamie Watson

Executive Consultant
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Jamie graduated with a first class BMus from the University of Glasgow in 2014.

Jamie is now an Executive Consultant with MBN after success delivering to several clients across the UK.

Areas of expertise include Advanced Analytics, Data Science, Statistical Modelling and Digital / Web Analytics.

Jamie’s responsibilities include client development, niche candidate attraction and selection, and account management.
Christopher Jockelson
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Christopher Jockelson

Executive Consultant
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Chris is a graduate of Dundee University where he studied International Business with Spanish.

Chris is now an Executive Consultant with MBN after his continuous performance of placing candidates and securing new clients since joining MBN Academy in 2015.

Chris recruits both contract and permanent positions within the areas of Analytics, Data and Credit Risk Sectors.