Fay Phillips-Jones



Fay’s Recent placements

  • Executive Director | Head of Talent and Inclusion for EMEA | Mizuho
  • Leadership Coach and Facilitator | Cinven
  • Regional HR Lead | UK, Europe and Asia | Fiera Capital
  • Head of Recruiting | Southeast Asia | Accenture
  • Global Organisation Design Lead | Standard Chartered

Fay co-leads our UK executive search practice. She is responsible for ensuring our executive search methodology suits our client’s needs. Fay is CIPD qualified with a master’s in HR and a first-class psychology degree. She is also an International Coaching Federation qualified coach and extended DiSC assessor, all of which equips her to provide valuable advice to our HR network. Prior to recruitment, Fay worked in HR for renowned banking firms for seven years. Her recruitment expertise spans London, Singapore and South-East Asia. She has delivered high calibre HR professionals to FTSE 100 firms, small and medium-sized enterprises, boutiques and start-ups.

Fay’s testimonials

Executive Director | Head of Talent and Inclusion EMEA | Leading global bank

“Fay is an outstanding recruiter. I had the pleasure of working with her recently as she placed me in my current role. She has the highest degree of integrity. Not only is she an expert in her field, she is also extremely enthusiastic and positive to work with. Her tireless professionalism, strong work ethic, strong core values and a passion for what she does truly makes her stand out. I would highly recommend her without any hesitation.”

Pom Davey

Learning and Development Manager | Leading European private equity firm

“I can only say working with Fay was superb! I have never felt so well taken care of in a hiring process. She answered all my requests within minutes, was always all attentive but the most important part were the prep calls. She took so much time to give me the full picture, background about the ones who interviewed me and gave me so many tips what they expect.

It could not have been better. She really cared for me as a candidate. I have worked with recruiters before and Fay is outstanding. I think I would not have landed this job without her. And that is when I realised you can be a perfect candidate for a job but sometimes you miss the little details and she was there to remind me of that. I felt she was as excited as I was during that process. She always scheduled debriefing calls with me, just to hear how everything went. Like I said, I have not experienced that level of professionalism and kindness before.”

Tom Aiden

Regional HR Lead | UK, Europe and Asia | Leading publicly traded asset-management company

“I would highly recommend working with Fay. From the outset, I found her to be professional, friendly, and clearly has a deep understanding of the market she works in. When taking through my experience she was able to advise on the kind of roles and companies I should be looking for based on my career aspirations and she hit the nail on the head when she found me my next role. Many recruiters get a bad rep, but Fay is definitely an exception to that rule. Will definitely continue to work with her in the future.”

Matt Austin