Fiona Campbell has over 20 years of recruitment experience. She started her career with KPMG where she spent six years and has worked across a wide range of disciplines, including Finance, Legal, HR, Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain, Marketing and Technical R&D. Fiona joined Quest at the beginning of 2014 as UK Managing Director where she supports and leads the UK team with specific emphasis on growth and key account management.
Emma Whittington is the Chairwoman of Quest Search & Selection. She is based in Dubai and has responsibility for business development. Emma is a graduate of Pembroke College, Oxford University. She joined the London based Mondrian Investment Partners Limited in 1995 and worked there until 2012 as a Senior Portfolio Manager. Emma covered many Asian markets and had a particular analytical interest in the Consumer Industry. Prior to joining Mondrian, she began her investment career at the Dutch bank ABN AMRO and later joined the Japanese bank Fuji Bank as part of their Investment Management department.
Simon is the Founder of Retailmoves.com. Prior to this he founded Quest Search and Selection in the UK in 1994, after having worked at Michael Page for 4 years. He was educated at Birmingham City University and Cranfield School of Management. Simon saw a gap in the market for a solid Retail job board and launched RetailMoves.com in 2000, now the UK’s most visited Retail specific job board. Simon oversees the UK and Dubai business operations but still finds time to recruit within Retail and Ecommerce. He is based in Dubai where he set up Quest’s Middle East office in 2011.
Is now the best time in the past decade to be a prospective candidate in the retail sector? Are increasing consumer spending and falling inflation mutually exclusive? In a climate of low oil prices perhaps not. Brent Crude remains under $50/barrel, less than half what it cost six months ago, and commentators, even if not OPEC, are taking seriously the prospect this lower oil price could become the new norm, for a couple of years, at least. Generally, cheaper oil will mean inflation across the... Read more.