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About

As businesses and people are unique, every challenge requires a bespoke solution. We apply this philosophy to the different services that we provide for our clients within Aquaculture, Life Sciences, Food and Nutrition.

The Appointed Group (TAG) was founded in 2018, bringing together a team of Associates and Consultants who excel in their specialisms of Headhunting, Outplacement, Compensation Analysis and Research & Commercial Insights.

To date we have never failed to deliver a solution to our clients.

We greatly value the relationships we have with both our clients and our candidates and our commitment to supporting their needs has a genuine impact on their ability to thrive in today’s challenging economic climate.

In numbers

Success

100

Percentage of retained assignments successfully completed.

Global reach

5

Number of continents covered by searches since 2018.

Loyalty

90

Percentage of clients we have partnered with on multiple retained assignments.

Experience

87

Years of combined experience.

Our team of experts is ready to help you develop strategies for not only surviving but thriving in the future. Contact us today to arrange a consultation.

Senior Team

TAG has an exceptional team of consultants with expertise in various areas. We are committed to solving complex business challenges using the latest technology and data resources, combined with our creative and collaborative strategic approach. Learn more about some of our talented professionals below.

Jules Pearson

Director

Working both nationally and internationally, Jules is regarded as one of the leading recruiters in the country, specialising for over 10 years, in the Aquaculture, FMCG, Life Science and Agribusiness sectors.

​She has an excellent track record of success in recruitment across a diverse range of high-profile senior and strategic appointments.  As Founder, Jules’ personal and individual approach to candidates and clients defines the DNA of The Appointed Group and she has developed and maintained close long-term working relationships with each of her clients.

​Before her career in Executive Search, Jules enjoyed a successful career in Land and Property Management and incorporates learnings from this experience into the services offered to The Appointed Group’s clients.  Living and working in South East Asia, Switzerland, France and Germany have given Jules an excellent grasp of the different cultural requirements required for working on international assignments.

​A mentor and conference speaker for the IFST student launchpad initiative, Jules is an accredited Career Coach and is also qualified in Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace.

jules@theappointedgroup.com

Katharine Price

Senior Associate

Katharine is an International Business and Language graduate from Newcastle University. After a successful career in marketing and administration, Katharine joined a leading headhunting firm as a specialist researcher and now has many years of successful commercial and international research experience.

​Katharine is adept at conducting Europe wide senior and mid-level search assignments; together with due diligence research, corporate mapping and remuneration reporting.  An accredited Career Coach, Katharine is also qualified in Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace.

​Katharine leads the Research & Insight solution at The Appointed Group.

katharine@theappointedgroup.com

Simon Constable

Senior Associate

Simon is an experienced Executive Compensation consultant who has advised senior leaders at a variety of large corporations including General Motors, CIBC, and Delphi. He also served as a senior consultant at a major HR consulting company where he specialised in strategy and analysis for CFO’s of Public Listed Companies.

A Fellow at Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and the Study of Business Enterprise, Simon holds a degree in economics from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, an MBA in general management from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, and is a graduate of the Business & Economics Reporting program at New York University.

Simon is co-author of ‘The Wall Street Journal Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators That Really Matter’ and is currently a columnist for a variety of publications. You’ll find his work in The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Forbes, BBC Capital, and U.S. News & World Report.

​Simon leads the Compensation Analysis solution and Executive Outplacement Support at The Appointed Group.

simon@theappointedgroup.com

Bryan Gothelf

Senior Associate

Bryan is an Economics and Accountancy graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University. After a successful career in Executive Recruitment, he qualified in 2012 in ILM Coaching and Mentoring.

Bryan offers terrific insight into the private sector recruitment landscape, from large corporates to smaller entrepreneur owned companies and is highly experienced at assisting candidates to manage all aspects of their career. This may be in changing career direction, pivoting roles, advising on negotiating a remuneration package or supporting someone trying to get back into the workplace.

​Bryan leads the Outplacement Support solution at The Appointed Group.

bryan@theappointedgroup.com

Cameron Davidson

Non-Executive Director

Cameron is a highly experienced, multi-disciplined Senior Director who has delivered value and growth for several multi-national and multi-site operations within Food Manufacturing, Aquaculture and Agribusiness both within the UK and Internationally.

Over the past 25 years, Cameron has held senior roles with Baxters Food Group, Cargill Foods, Grampian Country Foods and Marine Harvest. A genuine global player, he has run businesses across Europe, North America, Australia, Turkey and Malaysia.

Cameron, as a non-executive director for The Appointed Group, provides creative, independent oversight and constructive challenge to the executive directors.

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