About Us

The TALiNT Partners team has extensive operational experience across the talent ecosystem. This enables us to understand key trends and challenges and curate content and insight that helps vendors develop better solutions and employers improve how they find and keep the people they need.

We’re also pretty easy to get on with and are always up for a chat.

Ken Brotherston

Chief Executive

Ken has vast experience successfully running and building global businesses across the TA and recruitment ecosystem. Ken leads the TALiNT Partners team, helping to create exceptional experiences for our audiences.
 With over 30 years of industry experience including Board positions at Robert Walters, Korn/Ferry International, Morgan McKinley, and as HR Director Fidelity Investments. He also sits on the Recruitment and Development Committee at Oxfam.

David Head

Director

David has built up a unique insight and network in the sector. He has a global perspective with a particular focus on the UK, Australia, Japan, the Middle East, Europe and the US.
With over 35 years’ experience within the recruitment industry and is the Founder of the renowned industry publication Recruitment International, now TALiNT International.
Alex Evans

Alex Evans

Managing Director

As MD of TALiNT Partners, Alex heads up development of our membership programme to provide members with access to peers, experts and advisers as well as curated insights from our global TIARA awards campaigns and industry benchmarks.
Alex has over 20 years’ experience working in publishing, events, awards and business networks. He’s Worked with companies including UBM, The Supper Club and the National Business Awards.

Debra Sparshott

Insight and Research Director

Debra curates insights and tailors solutions for leaders in Talent Acquisition including the bespoke diagnostic tool the Talent Acquisition Benchmark Programme and our membership for talent leaders.
Debra has an abundance of experience in the TA space that includes Global Solutions Development Director at Hays Talent Solutions as well as senior client-facing roles at Randstad and Reed.  

Sarah Arnold

Global Marketing Director

Sarah leads the events and marketing team. She ensures the growing engagement with key audiences around the globe and delivering an array of world-class event experiences across the globe. She also makes sure our metrics inform our strategy and services.
Sarah has over 15 years’ of marketing experience and has worked with Jobsite, idibu, Unleash, SourceBreaker, Odro and numerous recruitment agencies. 

Andy Daniel

Commercial Director

Andy is one of the best-connected people in the industry and ensures we have a pipeline of new sponsors who become long-term partners. Andy makes sure that our partners get a superb return on their investment.
Andy has over 18 years of industry experience working with sponsors and companies including Centaur and Redactive Media.

Christine Brotherston

HR & Operations Director

Christine runs our HR and Operations by utilising her extensive HR experience. Shes ensure our operations are compliant, efficient and that they support our event experiences and services to our audiences. 
Christine has over 25 years’ experience within senior HR roles including Cable and Wireless and as Head of HR for Barclaycard UK. 

Debbie Walton

Editor

Debbie produces our digital magazines (UK and US issues) as well as curates news and blog content for our digital channel called TALiNT International. She also writes the latest insights from TALiNT Partners’ events.
With more than 20 years of experience in print and digital publishing, Debbie has worked in various publishing houses in London and South Africa across a number of industries including HR, lifestyle and tech.

Ray Culver

Strategic Advisor, North America

Ray is responsible for developing strategic relationships with leaders in the recruiting and talent acquisition communities in the US.He also works to build engagement across all of TALiNT Partners services. 
Ray is a Human Capital Solutions executive with 25+ years of experience in all aspects of the contingent workforce space that includes temp, contract, direct hire, HR technology, RPO, MSP/VMS.

Chantal Cooper

Awards Manager

Chantal manages our TIARA global awards campaigns, and ensures that we deliver an out-of-this-world and celebratory experience for our entrants, judges and sponsors.
Chantal has been in the events industry for over five years and has delivered renowned events such as The AA Awards and worked with Wimbledon.

Jo Powell

Delegate & Events Manager

Jo takes care of our global programme that delivers curated events and networking opportunities with a particular focus on Talent Acquisition and HR leaders in the USA.
Jo has over 14 years of events experience across a wide range of industries that include pharmaceuticals, financial, health and beauty brands.

Helen Palmer-Wickens

Awards Manager

Helen manages the TALiNT Partners’ global awards campaigns, ensuring that we deliver outstanding experiences for our entrants, judges and sponsors.
Helen has over six years of experience in event management and has managed a vast portfolio of events and awards ceremonies across various industries including the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector.

Joanne Fox

Delegate & Events Manager

Joanne looks after our Employer Programme delivering curated events and networking opportunities with a particular focus on Talent Acquisition and HR leaders within UK and Europe.

Annabelle Humphreys

Digital Content Executive

Annabelle looks after our social channels and designs all our content, including TALiNT International magazine, whitepapers and reports. She is also our brand custodian.
Annabelle is a recent graduate of Peter Symonds College and has successfully completed her apprenticeship programme. She is currently studying graphic design.

Emily Shanks

Events & Marketing Apprentice

Emily supports the team across the breadth of our event delivery, marketing and content production activities to develop her skills and build her knowledge of the exciting industry we work in.

Amba Percy

Events & Marketing Apprentice

Amba supports our team across the breadth of our event delivery, marketing and content production activities to develop her skills and build her knowledge of the exciting industry we work in.

Dawn Gibson

Features Writer

Dawn edits and produces a wide diversity of content for TALiNT International, including blogs, analysis, research, whitepapers and high-profile interviews.
She has more than 20 years’ experience working across various platforms in the UK and internationally, including Western Australian Newspapers Limited and ITP Media Group.

Marnie Clarke

Features Writer

Marnie is one of our feature writers and has a strong generalist HR background, with particular expertise in employee relations, policy development, leadership development, recruitment and selection, performance management and development of competency frameworks.

Hilary Green

Freelance writer

With 25 years in the Financial Services industry, and five years in writing and comms, Hilary has worked on numerous writing projects, including corporate internal communications, plain language writing (customer communications) in the financial services industry, magazine columns, blogs, and short stories.
Hilary loves researching topics and transforming them into fresh, clear, engaging stories – always carefully tailored to her audience.