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Paul joined CfA as Managing Director in February this year; he has over 25 years experience of recruitment, career development and human resources experience. After graduating in Social Science from Teesside University in 1986 he went onto complete the Diploma in Careers Guidance and worked for Kent County Council’s Careers Service then spent 3 years with Tower Hamlets Council. During this time he completed the qualification to become a Graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and went on to become a Training Manager for the Careers Management group. In 1998 Paul joined South Bank Careers as Head of Human Resources and in 2001 became an Operations Director with Prospects Services where he has managed IAG contracts with eight local authorities and a range of projects aimed at supporting people into work. During his time with Prospects Paul set up a recruitment company which merged with CfA as it became one of the subsidiaries of the Prospects group.
Anita gained a Masters in Human Resources Management at University of Greenwich in 2006. On completion of her Masters, Anita joined Prospects Recruitment Services, now incorporated within CfA, in 2006 as a Junior Recruitment Consultant. She has played an instrumental role in the growth of CfA's Advice and Guidance Recruitment Division providing administrative support to the team and temporary workers.
Anita has run our temporary division committed to roles within the advice and guidance industry. From April 2010, Anita is committed to the growth of the external recruitment service in the advice and guidance sector.
Sara has worked as Campaign Director for leading national and international charities and also as a fundraising consultant assisting charities with strategic planning, major gift campaigns and training. Sara trained in marketing and advertising and her first career was as an account handler in advertising and creative agencies. Sara continues to enjoy finding solutions to challenges faced by charities and can offer our clients fundraising consultancy.
In her spare time, when not at the theatre, Sara is involved in the Jewish community. She is an active Board member of her Synagogue and participates in sponsored charity bike ride challenges, most recently a 520km ride from Vietnam to Cambodia.
Smita has worked with many high profile clients and is actively involved with Lions Club International and has assisted with a variety of international fundraising events. One of the main focal points continues to be the development of the “Eye-Camps” project throughout Asia.
Before joining CfA Smita’s career was in publishing, latterly as Deputy Publisher at Mitre House Publishing. She directed a leading charity trade journal, “Charities Management” as well as a number of international business and finance titles. She has a wealth of publishing, commissioning and marketing experience.
Peter has over 25 years in the charity sector. He came to CfA from the Archbishops’ Council where he was involved in recruitment for the Church of England. He has wide experience of religious communities and organisations and has personal interests in Africa, the Environment and Social Justice.
His skills include the running of assessment centres and the use of psychometrics for selection and personal development. He has been a trustee of a variety of organisations including Toynbee Hall, the Society of Saint Francis and Tower Hamlets Community Credit Union and is currently a trustee of Quaker Social Action.
Matthew has had a fulfilling academic career, encompassing a BA in Modern and Contemporary History and, having won a scholarship, an MA in British Political History. This led to his membership of an academic forum, bringing together practitioners of government, business people and specialists to contribute to discussions on history, politics and economics.
Matthew has varied experience of fundraising and project management, being engaged with leprosy prevention and treatment initiatives in Africa and Asia. His volunteer work continues through his engagement with an international faith-based charitable organization. He is a keen sportsman, with an interest in foreign languages, classical music and food.
Adrian has worked in Education since 1994 following a highly satisfying military career in the Royal Engineers. After leaving the Army he initially spent 5 years at the Zoology Department at Oxford University before becoming Bursar of Headington School Oxford. Since 2005 he has gained further wide experience of independent schools through locum bursar appointments at schools of all sizes, including spells at Sherborne School and Marlborough College, and through appraisals, reviews and consultancy advice at more than 17 other schools. He is a governor of Tudor Hall School and of The King’s School Gloucester.
Rob is a former Head who retired in 2007 after 12 years as Head of Caterham School (HMC, IAPS), Surrey and 8 years as Deputy Head of Wells Cathedral School (HMC, IAPS and specialist music school ); with 34 years experience of teaching in the independent sector (Mill Hill School (HMC boarding and day); Rydal School (HMC boarding and day); Wells Cathedral School (HMC boarding and day) and Caterham School (HMC boarding and day where he worked closely with UCST and its Academy Programme).
After graduating from Trinity College, Dublin with an Honours Degree in Modern Languages, he studied Education at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. As a qualified teacher he taught in the Mill Hill bilingual programme teaching History and Geography in French. He was awarded the Palmes Academiques for his service to French culture.
He is a qualified ISI Inspector for Independent Schools, was Chairman of HMC London Division, a member of the HMC drugs committee, a Governor at a state junior school and is currently a Governor of two leading HMC schools.
Colin is a former Headmaster, recently retired after 8 years as Head of Alleyn’s School (HMC, IAPS), Dulwich, and 11 years as Head of Latymer Upper School (HMC, IAPS), Hammersmith; with 34 years experience of teaching in the independent sector (Manchester Grammar; St Paul’s; Merchant Taylors’ Northwood; Latymer Upper; Alleyn’s). After graduating from Durham University with a First Class Honours in Mathematics, and becoming a qualified teacher and Chartered Mathematician he achieved his Masters Degree in Educational Management through the Open University and was awarded a Vice-Chancellor Award for Education and Language Studies for his Doctorate of Education. He has been a Chief Examiner at A level; an Ofsted assessed Lead Inspector of Independent Schools; Chairman of the HMC London Division; founding Chairman of the HMC Junior Schools Group (HMCJ); a Governor at state and independent senior and junior/preparatory schools and a Trustee of two charitable trusts. He is currently a Vice-President of the Society of Schoolmasters and Schoolmistresses and Chairman of the Board at Radnor House School, a new independent school in Twickenham for boys and girls aged 7-18.
Ian is an Educational Consultant and joined CfA following a successful career in education that included leading two large secondary schools as Head Teacher. Ian has significant experience and expertise in the field of recruitment and selection of staff having worked in senior management for more than twenty five years. His sixteen years of headship also provides a valuable source of knowledge and expertise in strategic planning, team building,target setting, data analysis and financial planning.
As the Head Teacher of the UK's first PFI school his experience of building up a school from its early beginnings into a flourishing 1400+ pupil institution lends much to his capacity and capability to support the successful development of schools.
Ian is an accredited School Improvement Partner (SIP), is a visiting lecturer on the Post Graduate Masters programme at St Mary's University College in west London and has significant practical experience of the Ofsted Inspection Framework.
He has served as a governor at a number of schools and a College of Higher Education. Voluntary work includes working with the Glyndeboune Youth Opera.
Will joined Dulwich College as Bursar after more than 22 years army service as a Royal Engineer including postings to Quetta in Pakistan, the British Embassy in Copenhagen and the Royal School of Military Engineering. He remained at Dulwich College for more than 18 years until retiring in 2005 to spend 2 years working with a major international summer English School develop and grow its business. He has been working as an independent consultant since 2007 helping schools with their business plans, support staff organisations and bursars’ external appraisals.
He joined CfA in 2009 to assist schools in their recruitment of senior support staff including bursars and deputy bursars.
Michael is a consultant with specialise interests in the City Corporation and Livery Company appointments, whilst also covering charitable schools and other charities.
After a career which started in the Army, but which mainly continued in British Aerospace, he is now a Management Consultant who, when not engaged in CfA recruiting, also operates in high technology defence business consultancy. Michael is a Liveryman and member of the Court of Assistants of his Livery Company. He was Prime Warden (IE ‘Master’) in 1991/92.
He is Deputy Chairman of the Company’s grant giving charity, the Company’s representative on the Governing Body of the City University, and a City and Guilds Institute representative on the Governing Body of Imperial College. Through his Livery Company he is also a Trustee of a number of Charities.
Michael is also a Council Member (Trustee) of Speakability, a national charity which provides aid to adults suffering from aphasia, and a member of its Fundraising Committee.
Natalie has been in the recruitment industry for over ten years. Her career started as a Temporaries Consultant within the Hospitality & Catering sector. She has managed a large, successful and dynamic Temporaries Division. She was promoted to Business Manager, in the City where she continued to be influential within Hospitality and Catering Recruitment. Natalie then moved into the Commercial Recruitment Market where she used her entrepreneurial spirit to co-found a "Recruitment to Recruitment" company.
In 2007 Natalie joined Prospects Recruitments Services, now CfA's Advice & Guidance Recruitment Division and is committed to the growth of our external recruitment division within the Advice and Guidance industry.
Suzie has been in the recruitment industry for over eight years. Her career started as a ‘Temporaries’ Consultant within the generalist sector. Since then she has worked with a wide variety of corporate client in both temporary and permanent recruitment acting as a Branch Manager with companies in Bromley and Canary Wharf, London.
Suzie joined CfA in 2012 and is looking forward to continuing her successful recruitment career.
Karen joined CF Appointments in 2012. She has previous worked in HR and Recruitment, including working for a charity and the Department of Work and Pensions. Karen is currently responsible for temporary appointments and and providing administrative support for the Advice & Guidance and Fundraising Recruitment Services teams.
Natasha has a degree in psychology. She carries out projects to support the growth and development of services, as well as supporting the team with assignment administration.
Sharon McFarlane is our Client Services Coordinator. Sharon has had a career in the private sector, and has skills and experience in all aspects of office administration. She provides the team with essential back up and support so that assignments are delivered effectively for clients.