Meet the Senior Management Team

Team member
Simon Whittington
Group Managing Director
Simon founded Quest Search and Selection in 1994. He was educated at Birmingham City University and Cranfield School of Management. Simon worked at Michael Page prior to setting up Quest. As well as overseeing the UK and Dubai, he recruits within Retail and Ecommerce. He is based in Dubai where he has set up Quest’s Middle East office but he is in London every month meeting candidates. He is also the Founder and Publisher of Retail Gazette and Retail Moves.
Simon Whittington
Group Managing Director
Simon founded Quest Search and Selection in 1994. He was educated at Birmingham City University and Cranfield School of Management. Simon worked at Michael Page prior to setting up Quest. As well as overseeing the UK and Dubai, he recruits within Retail and Ecommerce. He is based in Dubai where he has set up Quest’s Middle East office but he is in London every month meeting candidates. He is also the Founder and Publisher of Retail Gazette and Retail Moves.
Simon Whittington
Group Managing Director
Simon founded Quest Search and Selection in 1994. He was educated at Birmingham City University and Cranfield School of Management. Simon worked at Michael Page prior to setting up Quest. As well as overseeing the UK and Dubai, he recruits within Retail and Ecommerce. He is based in Dubai where he has set up Quest’s Middle East office but he is in London every month meeting candidates. He is also the Founder and Publisher of Retail Gazette and Retail Moves.
Team member
Emma Whittington
Group Chairwoman
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.
Emma Whittington
Group Chairwoman
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.
Emma Whittington
Group Chairwoman
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.
Team member
Grant Gibson
Commercial Director, Dubai
Grant joined Quest in May 2018 as our new Commercial Director in Dubai. He is a seasoned recruitment professional with 12 years of experience both in the UK and the Middle East. At Quest, he will be leading up the IT recruitment Division across the MENA region and his primary focus is Finance, Banking and Tech sectors.
Grant Gibson
Commercial Director, Dubai
Grant joined Quest in May 2018 as our new Commercial Director in Dubai. He is a seasoned recruitment professional with 12 years of experience both in the UK and the Middle East. At Quest, he will be leading up the IT recruitment Division across the MENA region and his primary focus is Finance, Banking and Tech sectors.
Grant Gibson
Commercial Director, Dubai
Grant joined Quest in May 2018 as our new Commercial Director in Dubai. He is a seasoned recruitment professional with 12 years of experience both in the UK and the Middle East. At Quest, he will be leading up the IT recruitment Division across the MENA region and his primary focus is Finance, Banking and Tech sectors.
Team member
Samantha Silva
Head of Retail, UK
Samantha joined Quest as a graduate and has worked her way up to head the UK Retail team in London. Her specialist areas include Retail Operations recruitment across all sectors and Head Office recruitment across South & Midlands. She has managed the retail team over last 6 years. Samantha has won a number of internal accolades, awards and is the most successful consultant in Quest history.
Samantha Silva
Head of Retail, UK
Samantha joined Quest as a graduate and has worked her way up to head the UK Retail team in London. Her specialist areas include Retail Operations recruitment across all sectors and Head Office recruitment across South & Midlands. She has managed the retail team over last 6 years. Samantha has won a number of internal accolades, awards and is the most successful consultant in Quest history.
Samantha Silva
Head of Retail, UK
Samantha joined Quest as a graduate and has worked her way up to head the UK Retail team in London. Her specialist areas include Retail Operations recruitment across all sectors and Head Office recruitment across South & Midlands. She has managed the retail team over last 6 years. Samantha has won a number of internal accolades, awards and is the most successful consultant in Quest history.
Team member
Rainer Iveson
Group Head of Consumer
Rainer joined Quest in January 2016. He has a Law Degree from Queen Mary University London and previous experience as a Marketing Manager for a retention marketing company based out of London. Rainer now specialises in FMCG recruitment across multiple distribution channels throughout the MENA region.
Rainer Iveson
Group Head of Consumer
Rainer joined Quest in January 2016. He has a Law Degree from Queen Mary University London and previous experience as a Marketing Manager for a retention marketing company based out of London. Rainer now specialises in FMCG recruitment across multiple distribution channels throughout the MENA region.
Rainer Iveson
Group Head of Consumer
Rainer joined Quest in January 2016. He has a Law Degree from Queen Mary University London and previous experience as a Marketing Manager for a retention marketing company based out of London. Rainer now specialises in FMCG recruitment across multiple distribution channels throughout the MENA region.
Team member
Terry Cannon
Group Head of Digital
Terry has joined Quest to lead our brand new Digital team in the UK. He brings with him 12 years of recruitment experience. He is a very passionate and knowledgable ecommerce and digital expert and has worked with some of the most iconic brands across the globe.
Terry Cannon
Group Head of Digital
Terry has joined Quest to lead our brand new Digital team in the UK. He brings with him 12 years of recruitment experience. He is a very passionate and knowledgable ecommerce and digital expert and has worked with some of the most iconic brands across the globe.
Terry Cannon
Group Head of Digital
Terry has joined Quest to lead our brand new Digital team in the UK. He brings with him 12 years of recruitment experience. He is a very passionate and knowledgable ecommerce and digital expert and has worked with some of the most iconic brands across the globe.

Meet Our Consultants

Team member
Marco Ciaccia
Consultant- IT, Tech & Digital, Dubai
Marco brings with him over 2 years of recruitment experience in the UK. At Quest, his primary focus will be the IT, tech, digital sectors which are exciting growth areas in the Middle East.
Marco Ciaccia
Consultant- IT, Tech & Digital, Dubai
Marco brings with him over 2 years of recruitment experience in the UK. At Quest, his primary focus will be the IT, tech, digital sectors which are exciting growth areas in the Middle East.
Marco Ciaccia
Consultant- IT, Tech & Digital, Dubai
Marco brings with him over 2 years of recruitment experience in the UK. At Quest, his primary focus will be the IT, tech, digital sectors which are exciting growth areas in the Middle East.
Team member
Billy Buckley
Consultant- Retail, Dubai
Billy brings with him over 4 years of recruitment experience in Dubai and over a year experience in the UK. He is handling Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Buying & merchandising roles across the MENA region.
Billy Buckley
Consultant- Retail, Dubai
Billy brings with him over 4 years of recruitment experience in Dubai and over a year experience in the UK. He is handling Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Buying & merchandising roles across the MENA region.
Billy Buckley
Consultant- Retail, Dubai
Billy brings with him over 4 years of recruitment experience in Dubai and over a year experience in the UK. He is handling Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Buying & merchandising roles across the MENA region.
Team member
Daniel Alleyne
Consultant - Digital & Ecommerce, London
Daniel brings with him over 5 years of digital marketing experience working with leading brands across Retail, FMCG, F&B, etc. He will be working with our Digital & Ecommerce team specializing in the Travel & Gaming sector.
Daniel Alleyne
Consultant - Digital & Ecommerce, London
Daniel brings with him over 5 years of digital marketing experience working with leading brands across Retail, FMCG, F&B, etc. He will be working with our Digital & Ecommerce team specializing in the Travel & Gaming sector.
Daniel Alleyne
Consultant - Digital & Ecommerce, London
Daniel brings with him over 5 years of digital marketing experience working with leading brands across Retail, FMCG, F&B, etc. He will be working with our Digital & Ecommerce team specializing in the Travel & Gaming sector.
Team member
Jakub Stonowski
Consultant- Technology, UK
Jakub has joined Quest's Digital team in the UK and will be recruiting in the Tech space. He has previously worked in Retail & Operations and is currently completing his degree in Business Psychology at University of London.
Jakub Stonowski
Consultant- Technology, UK
Jakub has joined Quest's Digital team in the UK and will be recruiting in the Tech space. He has previously worked in Retail & Operations and is currently completing his degree in Business Psychology at University of London.
Jakub Stonowski
Consultant- Technology, UK
Jakub has joined Quest's Digital team in the UK and will be recruiting in the Tech space. He has previously worked in Retail & Operations and is currently completing his degree in Business Psychology at University of London.
Team member
Sam Baillie
Consultant - FMCG, Dubai
Sam has joined our Consumer team at the Dubai office. He brings with him over 10 years of Account management experience across multinational, blue chip organisations both in London and the Middle East.
Sam Baillie
Consultant - FMCG, Dubai
Sam has joined our Consumer team at the Dubai office. He brings with him over 10 years of Account management experience across multinational, blue chip organisations both in London and the Middle East.
Sam Baillie
Consultant - FMCG, Dubai
Sam has joined our Consumer team at the Dubai office. He brings with him over 10 years of Account management experience across multinational, blue chip organisations both in London and the Middle East.
Team member
Alex Mallen
Consultant- Creative, London
Alex is working with Quest within the Digital & eCommerce space.He is responsible for recruitment of top talent in the creative sector across the UK & Europe.
Alex Mallen
Consultant- Creative, London
Alex is working with Quest within the Digital & eCommerce space.He is responsible for recruitment of top talent in the creative sector across the UK & Europe.
Alex Mallen
Consultant- Creative, London
Alex is working with Quest within the Digital & eCommerce space.He is responsible for recruitment of top talent in the creative sector across the UK & Europe.
Team member
Karolina Plaskaty
Consultant- Techonology , London
Karolina joined Quest in March 2016 after having a successful career in retail management. Having previously worked at Vodafone and Lloyds Bank she gained management and sales experience . Specialising in Retail Operations and Head office roles in the Luxury Boutique, Jewellery and accessories sectors.
Karolina Plaskaty
Consultant- Techonology , London
Karolina joined Quest in March 2016 after having a successful career in retail management. Having previously worked at Vodafone and Lloyds Bank she gained management and sales experience . Specialising in Retail Operations and Head office roles in the Luxury Boutique, Jewellery and accessories sectors.
Karolina Plaskaty
Consultant- Techonology , London
Karolina joined Quest in March 2016 after having a successful career in retail management. Having previously worked at Vodafone and Lloyds Bank she gained management and sales experience . Specialising in Retail Operations and Head office roles in the Luxury Boutique, Jewellery and accessories sectors.
Team member
Anna Wilczyńska
Consultant- IT & Fintech
Anna has joined our brand new IT desk, working alongside our Commercial Director Grant Gibson. She will be looking after the IT and Fin-tech positions across the MENA region
Anna Wilczyńska
Consultant- IT & Fintech
Anna has joined our brand new IT desk, working alongside our Commercial Director Grant Gibson. She will be looking after the IT and Fin-tech positions across the MENA region
Anna Wilczyńska
Consultant- IT & Fintech
Anna has joined our brand new IT desk, working alongside our Commercial Director Grant Gibson. She will be looking after the IT and Fin-tech positions across the MENA region
Team member
Roxana Marcu
Associate Consultant - Hospitality, Dubai
Roxy has 11 years in hospitality and customer service, 6 years in management.
She came in Middle East region in 2010 and for the last 7 years has been in managerial roles in Dubai for standalone restaurants and hotel outlets.
Passionate about hospitality industry, she is currently studying for her BBA Degree at Swiss Business School.
Roxana Marcu
Associate Consultant - Hospitality, Dubai
Roxy has 11 years in hospitality and customer service, 6 years in management.
She came in Middle East region in 2010 and for the last 7 years has been in managerial roles in Dubai for standalone restaurants and hotel outlets.
Passionate about hospitality industry, she is currently studying for her BBA Degree at Swiss Business School.
Roxana Marcu
Associate Consultant - Hospitality, Dubai
Roxy has 11 years in hospitality and customer service, 6 years in management.
She came in Middle East region in 2010 and for the last 7 years has been in managerial roles in Dubai for standalone restaurants and hotel outlets.
Passionate about hospitality industry, she is currently studying for her BBA Degree at Swiss Business School.
Team member
Dina Salih
Consultant- Luxury, Fashion & Beauty, London
Dina is a retail recruitment consultant in the Luxury Fashion And Beauty across the UK and Europe. She is responsible for recruitment of top talent in Retail Operations, Head Office, Technical & Design and Digital from an entry to Director level with a key focus within the mid to senior management level .
Dina Salih
Consultant- Luxury, Fashion & Beauty, London
Dina is a retail recruitment consultant in the Luxury Fashion And Beauty across the UK and Europe. She is responsible for recruitment of top talent in Retail Operations, Head Office, Technical & Design and Digital from an entry to Director level with a key focus within the mid to senior management level .
Dina Salih
Consultant- Luxury, Fashion & Beauty, London
Dina is a retail recruitment consultant in the Luxury Fashion And Beauty across the UK and Europe. She is responsible for recruitment of top talent in Retail Operations, Head Office, Technical & Design and Digital from an entry to Director level with a key focus within the mid to senior management level .
Team member
Kale Azizsalh
Consultant- Digital, London
Kale is a Digital Specialist working with the top global brands within Luxury and Beauty. She is responsible for sourcing CRM Managers, Online Trading Managers, Social Media Managers, Digital Marketing Managers, Ecommerce Managers, SEO Manager and PPC Managers across all levels..
Kale Azizsalh
Consultant- Digital, London
Kale is a Digital Specialist working with the top global brands within Luxury and Beauty. She is responsible for sourcing CRM Managers, Online Trading Managers, Social Media Managers, Digital Marketing Managers, Ecommerce Managers, SEO Manager and PPC Managers across all levels..
Kale Azizsalh
Consultant- Digital, London
Kale is a Digital Specialist working with the top global brands within Luxury and Beauty. She is responsible for sourcing CRM Managers, Online Trading Managers, Social Media Managers, Digital Marketing Managers, Ecommerce Managers, SEO Manager and PPC Managers across all levels..
Team member
Gurdeep Poonian
Retail Resourcer, London
Gurdeep is working with Quest within the Retail space. He is currently undertaking a work placement with Quest as apart of his degree. As part of the team, he focuses on recruiting and mapping the best talent as well as supporting the wider team across all divisions.
Gurdeep Poonian
Retail Resourcer, London
Gurdeep is working with Quest within the Retail space. He is currently undertaking a work placement with Quest as apart of his degree. As part of the team, he focuses on recruiting and mapping the best talent as well as supporting the wider team across all divisions.
Gurdeep Poonian
Retail Resourcer, London
Gurdeep is working with Quest within the Retail space. He is currently undertaking a work placement with Quest as apart of his degree. As part of the team, he focuses on recruiting and mapping the best talent as well as supporting the wider team across all divisions.
Team member
Melisa Albuquerque
Resourcer- IT, Tech & Digital, Dubai
Melisa is an executive resourcer at Quest handling recruitment within IT. As part of the IT team, she focuses on recruiting and mapping the best talent as well as supporting the wider team across all divisions.
Melisa Albuquerque
Resourcer- IT, Tech & Digital, Dubai
Melisa is an executive resourcer at Quest handling recruitment within IT. As part of the IT team, she focuses on recruiting and mapping the best talent as well as supporting the wider team across all divisions.
Melisa Albuquerque
Resourcer- IT, Tech & Digital, Dubai
Melisa is an executive resourcer at Quest handling recruitment within IT. As part of the IT team, she focuses on recruiting and mapping the best talent as well as supporting the wider team across all divisions.
Team member
Uditi Mittal
Executive Resourcer- Retail, Dubai
Uditi began her recruitment career with Quest in November 2017. She has a Clinical Psychology degree from Kingston University, London. She also has previous recruitment experience with Michael Page as an intern based out of Dubai. As an executive resourcer, she specializes in Retail recruitment sourcing the best talent in the EMEA region. Having studied Psychology for 4 years, she understands the nuances of good candidate management and the responsibilities involved with being a successful recruiter.
Uditi Mittal
Executive Resourcer- Retail, Dubai
Uditi began her recruitment career with Quest in November 2017. She has a Clinical Psychology degree from Kingston University, London. She also has previous recruitment experience with Michael Page as an intern based out of Dubai. As an executive resourcer, she specializes in Retail recruitment sourcing the best talent in the EMEA region. Having studied Psychology for 4 years, she understands the nuances of good candidate management and the responsibilities involved with being a successful recruiter.
Uditi Mittal
Executive Resourcer- Retail, Dubai
Uditi began her recruitment career with Quest in November 2017. She has a Clinical Psychology degree from Kingston University, London. She also has previous recruitment experience with Michael Page as an intern based out of Dubai. As an executive resourcer, she specializes in Retail recruitment sourcing the best talent in the EMEA region. Having studied Psychology for 4 years, she understands the nuances of good candidate management and the responsibilities involved with being a successful recruiter.
Team member
Ruth Henson
Resource Specialist- FMCG, Dubai
Ruth began her recruitment career with Quest in 2013. She specializes in FMCG recruitment resourcing high-caliber junior to senior management candidates in the EMEA region. She has a degree in Political Science from the University of the Philippines and has previous experience working for multinational FMCG brand distributor and a global IT business.
Ruth Henson
Resource Specialist- FMCG, Dubai
Ruth began her recruitment career with Quest in 2013. She specializes in FMCG recruitment resourcing high-caliber junior to senior management candidates in the EMEA region. She has a degree in Political Science from the University of the Philippines and has previous experience working for multinational FMCG brand distributor and a global IT business.
Ruth Henson
Resource Specialist- FMCG, Dubai
Ruth began her recruitment career with Quest in 2013. She specializes in FMCG recruitment resourcing high-caliber junior to senior management candidates in the EMEA region. She has a degree in Political Science from the University of the Philippines and has previous experience working for multinational FMCG brand distributor and a global IT business.
Team member
Natalia Dsouza
Executive Resourcer, Dubai
Natalia is an executive resourcer at Quest handling recruitment within IT & Digital. As part of the team, she focuses on recruiting and mapping the best talent as well as supporting the wider team across all divisions.
Natalia Dsouza
Executive Resourcer, Dubai
Natalia is an executive resourcer at Quest handling recruitment within IT & Digital. As part of the team, she focuses on recruiting and mapping the best talent as well as supporting the wider team across all divisions.
Natalia Dsouza
Executive Resourcer, Dubai
Natalia is an executive resourcer at Quest handling recruitment within IT & Digital. As part of the team, she focuses on recruiting and mapping the best talent as well as supporting the wider team across all divisions.
Team member
Keith Kelly
Executive Resourcer, London
Keith is an executive resourcer at Quest handling recruitment within the Digital & eCommerce sector. As part of the team, he focuses on recruiting and mapping the best talent as well as supporting the wider team across all divisions.
Keith Kelly
Executive Resourcer, London
Keith is an executive resourcer at Quest handling recruitment within the Digital & eCommerce sector. As part of the team, he focuses on recruiting and mapping the best talent as well as supporting the wider team across all divisions.
Keith Kelly
Executive Resourcer, London
Keith is an executive resourcer at Quest handling recruitment within the Digital & eCommerce sector. As part of the team, he focuses on recruiting and mapping the best talent as well as supporting the wider team across all divisions.
Team member
Lauren Silver
Executive Resourcer, London
Lauren is working with Quest in the Retail, IT & Digital sectors. As part of the team, she focuses on recruiting talent across entire GCC region.
Lauren Silver
Executive Resourcer, London
Lauren is working with Quest in the Retail, IT & Digital sectors. As part of the team, she focuses on recruiting talent across entire GCC region.
Lauren Silver
Executive Resourcer, London
Lauren is working with Quest in the Retail, IT & Digital sectors. As part of the team, she focuses on recruiting talent across entire GCC region.
Team member
Ankita Sharma
Consultant, Dubai
Ankita is working with Quest within the B2B Sales and Tech space. She is responsible for recruitment of top talent from entire Middle East and North Africa region and is constantly on the lookout for candidates interested in a new career challenge with HVAC, manufacturing and logistic field.
Ankita Sharma
Consultant, Dubai
Ankita is working with Quest within the B2B Sales and Tech space. She is responsible for recruitment of top talent from entire Middle East and North Africa region and is constantly on the lookout for candidates interested in a new career challenge with HVAC, manufacturing and logistic field.
Ankita Sharma
Consultant, Dubai
Ankita is working with Quest within the B2B Sales and Tech space. She is responsible for recruitment of top talent from entire Middle East and North Africa region and is constantly on the lookout for candidates interested in a new career challenge with HVAC, manufacturing and logistic field.
Team member
Mike Gabriel Tabique
Executive Resourcer, Dubai
Mike is an executive resourcer at Quest handling recruitment within IT. As part of the IT team, he focuses on recruiting and mapping the best talent as well as supporting the wider team across all divisions.
Mike Gabriel Tabique
Executive Resourcer, Dubai
Mike is an executive resourcer at Quest handling recruitment within IT. As part of the IT team, he focuses on recruiting and mapping the best talent as well as supporting the wider team across all divisions.
Mike Gabriel Tabique
Executive Resourcer, Dubai
Mike is an executive resourcer at Quest handling recruitment within IT. As part of the IT team, he focuses on recruiting and mapping the best talent as well as supporting the wider team across all divisions.
Team member
Spencer Lawson
Consultant- Tech, London
Spencer is a Technology Specialist working with top global brands across Europe, sourcing for roles across all levels, such as Full Stack Developers, Front End Developers, Back End Developers, Service Delivery Managers, Support Analysts, Project Managers & Business Analysts.
Spencer Lawson
Consultant- Tech, London
Spencer is a Technology Specialist working with top global brands across Europe, sourcing for roles across all levels, such as Full Stack Developers, Front End Developers, Back End Developers, Service Delivery Managers, Support Analysts, Project Managers & Business Analysts.
Spencer Lawson
Consultant- Tech, London
Spencer is a Technology Specialist working with top global brands across Europe, sourcing for roles across all levels, such as Full Stack Developers, Front End Developers, Back End Developers, Service Delivery Managers, Support Analysts, Project Managers & Business Analysts.