OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM.

Alex Alcock.  -   Director

Executive Leader positions. Finance, IT & Technology

With 10+ years of experience exclusively in the senior to exec level market, Alex has worked with businesses across a variety of industries including Board appointments with Private Equity Investors, Owner Managed SME businesses, and PLC organisations. As a Director of Distinct Recruitment, Alex leads Distinct Executive whilst also personally handling Managing Director and CEO appointments, Finance Director and CFO positions, as well as leadership roles across IT and Technology.

Alex specialises in: Chief Executive and Managing Director positions, as well as Director & C-Suite roles within Accountancy & Finance, IT, Technology & Analytics.
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Becky Downes.  -   Director

Human Resources

With 11+ years of recruitment experience in senior HR and executive/board level appointments, Becky specialises in partnering excellent candidates into Management and Leadership positions across a range of disciplines and business types, including SME, public, private, PLCs, Privately/Family Owned, Private Equity, and blue-chip. 

Becky specialises in: Human Resources Director and Chief People Officer (CPO) level positions.
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James Robinson.  -   Talent Acquisition Partner

Marketing, Digital & Analytics

With 15+ years of experience working within the senior marketing and digital space, James has worked with businesses across a variety of industries, including large blue chips, SMEs, P/E, and privately-owned organisations. As a Talent Acquisition Partner, James handles Manager, Head-of, Director, and C-suite appointments across the UK. 

James specialises in: Marketing Director, Digital Director, Chief Customer Officer (CCO), Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), and Chief Digital Officer (CDO) level positions. 
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Joel Stevenson.  -   Head of Department

Procurement, Supply Chain & Operations

With 10+ years of experience recruiting in the Procurement and Supply Chain market, Joel's clients sit across a broad spectrum including private equity, owner-managed, and PLCs. Previous recruitment projects include a board-level Group Supply Chain Director in a £350m division of P/E backed business, and a Procurement Director at a major PLC.  

Joel specialises in: Procurement Director, Supply Chain Director, Operations Director, and Chief Operating Officer (COO) level positions. 
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Paul Macildowie.  -   Chairman

Chairman of Distinct Recruitment, Paul supports the business with strategy, and employee & customer development opportunities. A qualified chartered accountant trained with Deloitte, Paul previously owned, ran & successfully exited a regional recruitment business to private investors in 2008. When he’s not enjoying his time on the Golf course he works with a range of independent SME businesses as Chair & Non-Executive advisor.

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