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 oversees both the UK and Dubai offices. He is based in Dubai where he has set up the Middle East office but he is in London every month meeting candidates. He is also the Founder and Publisher of Retail Gazette and Charged Retail.
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 oversees both the UK and Dubai offices. He is based in Dubai where he has set up the Middle East office but he is in London every month meeting candidates. He is also the Founder and Publisher of Retail Gazette and Charged Retail.
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 oversees both the UK and Dubai offices. He is based in Dubai where he has set up the Middle East office but he is in London every month meeting candidates. He is also the Founder and Publisher of Retail Gazette and Charged Retail.
Team member
Emma Whittington
Group Chairwoman
Emma Whittington is the Chairwoman of Quest Search & Selection. She is based in Dubai and has the 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.
Emma Whittington
Group Chairwoman
Emma Whittington is the Chairwoman of Quest Search & Selection. She is based in Dubai and has the 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.
Emma Whittington
Group Chairwoman
Emma Whittington is the Chairwoman of Quest Search & Selection. She is based in Dubai and has the 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.
Team member
Grant Gibson
Managing 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
Managing 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
Managing 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.

Meet Our Recruitment Team

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
Alex Mallen
Consultant- Creative, London
Alex is working with Quest within the Digital & eCommerce space. He is responsible for the 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 the 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 the recruitment of top talent in the creative sector across the UK & Europe.
Team member
Mohamed Mahmoud
Consultant- IT, Dubai
Mohamed has recently joined Quest Dubai and will be recruiting within the IT sector. Mohamed started his recruitment career in the technical (IT) sector and moved further to Software Development across all markets such as; Investment Banking, Finance, Telco, Insurance, Hedge Funds, Legal etc.
Mohamed Mahmoud
Consultant- IT, Dubai
Mohamed has recently joined Quest Dubai and will be recruiting within the IT sector. Mohamed started his recruitment career in the technical (IT) sector and moved further to Software Development across all markets such as; Investment Banking, Finance, Telco, Insurance, Hedge Funds, Legal etc.
Mohamed Mahmoud
Consultant- IT, Dubai
Mohamed has recently joined Quest Dubai and will be recruiting within the IT sector. Mohamed started his recruitment career in the technical (IT) sector and moved further to Software Development across all markets such as; Investment Banking, Finance, Telco, Insurance, Hedge Funds, Legal etc.
Team member
Jay Thandi
Consultant, London
Jay is working within our Digital & eCommerce team in the UK. He has over two years international recruitment experience and will be sourcing candidates suitable for roles with Integrated PR, Social, Creative and Performance Marketing Media agencies in London.
Jay Thandi
Consultant, London
Jay is working within our Digital & eCommerce team in the UK. He has over two years international recruitment experience and will be sourcing candidates suitable for roles with Integrated PR, Social, Creative and Performance Marketing Media agencies in London.
Jay Thandi
Consultant, London
Jay is working within our Digital & eCommerce team in the UK. He has over two years international recruitment experience and will be sourcing candidates suitable for roles with Integrated PR, Social, Creative and Performance Marketing Media agencies in London.
Team member
Claire Kellerman-Stunt
Consultant - Digital & ECommerce, Dubai
Claire is working with Quest within the Digital Marketing & E-Commerce space. She is responsible for recruitment of top talent across entire Middle East and North Africa region and is constantly on the lookout for candidates interested in a new career challenge.
Claire Kellerman-Stunt
Consultant - Digital & ECommerce, Dubai
Claire is working with Quest within the Digital Marketing & E-Commerce space. She is responsible for recruitment of top talent across entire Middle East and North Africa region and is constantly on the lookout for candidates interested in a new career challenge.
Claire Kellerman-Stunt
Consultant - Digital & ECommerce, Dubai
Claire is working with Quest within the Digital Marketing & E-Commerce space. She is responsible for recruitment of top talent across entire Middle East and North Africa region and is constantly on the lookout for candidates interested in a new career challenge.
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
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
James Hewetson
Executive Resourcer, London
James 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.
James Hewetson
Executive Resourcer, London
James 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.
James Hewetson
Executive Resourcer, London
James 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
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
Ruth Thevanesan
Executive Resourcer, London
Ruth is studying Business Management at Aston University. She will be working within our resourcing function and will be responsible for sourcing the best Digital and Ecommerce talent for leading brands globally.
Ruth Thevanesan
Executive Resourcer, London
Ruth is studying Business Management at Aston University. She will be working within our resourcing function and will be responsible for sourcing the best Digital and Ecommerce talent for leading brands globally.
Ruth Thevanesan
Executive Resourcer, London
Ruth is studying Business Management at Aston University. She will be working within our resourcing function and will be responsible for sourcing the best Digital and Ecommerce talent for leading brands globally.
Team member
Anna Wilczyńska
Executive Resourcer - Digital Marketing & E-Commerce
Anna joins Quest resourcing team. She will be working with our recruitment team to source candidates across Digital, E-Commerce and Marketing sectors across the Middle East region.
Anna Wilczyńska
Executive Resourcer - Digital Marketing & E-Commerce
Anna joins Quest resourcing team. She will be working with our recruitment team to source candidates across Digital, E-Commerce and Marketing sectors across the Middle East region.
Anna Wilczyńska
Executive Resourcer - Digital Marketing & E-Commerce
Anna joins Quest resourcing team. She will be working with our recruitment team to source candidates across Digital, E-Commerce and Marketing sectors across the Middle East region.
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
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
Murtuza Hussain
Executive Resourcer, Dubai
Murtuza is an executive resourcer at Quest handling recruitment within IT & Digital. As part of the team, he focuses on recruiting and mapping the best talent as well as supporting the wider team across all divisions.
Murtuza Hussain
Executive Resourcer, Dubai
Murtuza is an executive resourcer at Quest handling recruitment within IT & Digital. As part of the team, he focuses on recruiting and mapping the best talent as well as supporting the wider team across all divisions.
Murtuza Hussain
Executive Resourcer, Dubai
Murtuza is an executive resourcer at Quest handling recruitment within IT & Digital. As part of the team, he focuses on recruiting and mapping the best talent as well as supporting the wider team across all divisions.