Our team

Meet the people who make it happen

James Lloyd-Townshend

Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer

James joined us in 2015 after rising through the ranks at Hays plc, where he earned the role of Managing Director.

As our Chairman and CEO, James has created a business that allows anyone with the ambition to succeed and reach their goals in an environment that is genuinely inclusive.

Boasting over 22 years of recruitment experience, James is an Economics and Accounting graduate from the University of Newcastle and has attended the executive program at Manchester Business School as well as several other business schools in Europe.

Zoë Morris


As our President, Zoë oversees our ongoing business and sales operations, employee training, and hiring initiatives. She has played a vital role in building our company into the global, award-winning niche IT recruitment firm that it is today-under Zoë’s leadership, we have consistently achieved substantial year on year growth.

Before joining the business as Chief Operations Officer in 2016, Zoë spent 18 years at Hays plc, where she rose to the position of Director at their flagship office in London.

Lewis Miller

Chief Financial Officer

Lewis is our Chief Financial Officer and has over 17 years’ experience across key financial and operational leadership roles in Big 4, UK PLC, and Private Equity environments. Since joining the business 2017, his critical thinking and financial acumen have proved essential in helping us reach new heights, while strategically planning for the future.

Before joining us, Lewis spent five years with Innovation Group, including leading US and Canadian finance functions as CFO for North America. He was also instrumental in the £500m acquisition by Carlyle Group in 2015.

Nigel O'Donoghue


Nigel is a qualified Chartered Accountant, and before co-founding the business, he gained more than a decade of experience with the Bank of Scotland’s Treasury Services division. Before taking on the role of COO in 2017, Nigel was Chief Financial Officer and was a key player in establishing our business processes across IT, Marketing, HR, Finance and Operations.

Kashif Naqshbandi

Chief Marketing Officer

Kashif is our Chief Marketing Officer and has over two decades of recruitment experience. Kashif cut his teeth in marketing after launching his own start-up during the dot com boom. Here, he learned all the tricks of the trade through a combination of practical experience and taking calculated risks.

Kashif, who is a graduate of Imperial College London, joined the business in 2012 and has since taken the lead on product brand marketing strategies. His work on market focus and identifying fresh, feasible opportunities for expansion has been crucial to our ongoing international success.

Mark Hill

Chief Information Officer

Mark joined us as Chief Information Officer in 2017, bringing over 25 years’ IT experience to the business. A Tech Leaders Awards’ CIO of the Year nominee, Mark has led the business through countless digital transformations and strategic business change initiatives across the organization. He also takes a leading role in developing the firm’s Strategic Alliance strategies. Before joining Mark specialized in delivering complex mission-critical technology across both Capital Market and broader Financial Services sectors.

Lee Chant

Chief Customer Officer

Lee is our Chief Customer Officer. He has an MBA from the University of Manchester and more than 30 years’ experience in growing specialist recruitment practices and helping to run successful recruitment teams. In Lee’s current role, he is responsible for developing our customer-centric strategies, ensuring a positive and seamless customer journey through all our touchpoints.

Nabila Salem

President of Strategic Projects
and President of Revolent
Nabila joined the Board of Tenth Revolution Group in 2020 as Group President of Revolent, responsible for leading on the creation of talent. With over 15 years of leadership experience in professional services, tech recruitment, and marketing based in the UK and USA, Nabila previously worked at FDM Group and IBM. She plays an active role in encouraging, supporting, and promoting ED&I in the workplace, which led Revolent to be recognised as Diversity Employer of the Year at the Computing Women in Tech Excellence Awards for three consecutive years, firmly establishing its place as one of the most diverse and inclusive companies in the ecosystems that we operate in. Nabila featured in Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35 List 2019 and was recognised as Globant’s Inspiring Executive Winner in 2021. In 2023, Nabila was also appointed as President of Strategic Projects for Tenth Revolution Group and now holds a dual role.

Ian Clark

President of Americas
and CEO of Revolent
Ian joined us in 2016 after rising through the ranks at Hays plc, where he rose to the position of Director at their flagship office in London. As a board member, Ian is responsible for leading our sales and operations strategy across the US and Canada. He is also CEO of our sister division, Revolent. Boasting over 15 years of recruitment and sales leadership, Ian is a 1st class honors Economics and Business graduate from Oxford Brookes University.

Paul Briggs

Managing Director of Europe
Paul has worked in the recruitment industry for more than 20 years and worked his way up the ranks at Hays, leading on the development, deployment and strategy execution of numerous projects across sectors such as finance technology and life sciences. He brings this wealth of expertise to Frank Recruitment Group, overseeing our recruitment divisions in Europe, Japan, and Asia-Pacific.

Lisa Paton

Chief of Staff
Frank Recruitment Group

Lisa joined our Board in 2019 as Chief of Staff, where she draws on a stellar career to ensure the business’s daily operations run smoothly and help our leaders make better and more informed decisions. Prior to Tenth Revolution Group Lisa enjoyed 18 years working with Deloitte, where she built up a wealth of fintech experience and expertise, and is also a graduate from the University of Cambridge.

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