Newman Stewart appoints two new Operations Directors

Mike Pritchard-Howarth and Josephine Rust will lead the Delivery function as Newman Stewart looks to achieve ambitious growth plans in 2024 and beyond.

Leeds, UK: Today, Newman Stewart, a boutique executive search and talent advisory firm based in Leeds, announces the appointment of two new Operations Directors to lead the delivery function of the growing business.

Following another year of successful growth, Mike Pritchard-Howarth and Josephine Rust have been promoted from their former roles as associate directors. In their new roles, Mike and Josephine will head up the delivery function at Newman Stewart, with a particular focus on expanding and developing the team to continue to provide top quality candidates to fill strategic roles for clients.

John Tilbrook, Founder and CEO of Newman Stewart, comments “I’m really proud and pleased to be able to once again promote from within and fill our leadership team with talent we’ve nurtured ourselves at Newman Stewart. We pride ourselves on doing things differently and for this pivotal role in moving the business forwards, it felt right to have the knowledge and experience of our consultants at the forefront with the appointment of two new Operations Directors.”

Mike, who joined Newman Stewart as a graduate in 2018, states; “I am delighted with the promotion and the added responsibility it brings, we are entering a key period of growth and the most exciting part is going to be the development of our existing team and some new faces joining.

“Newman Stewart offers a different approach to recruitment, focussing on quality and emphasising the importance of hiring the right people across a range of industries. Continuing to work with repeat clients, some of which I have worked with since I started here, and seeing the growth of the business and the individuals within is the most enjoyable aspect of working here.”

Josephine had a wealth of industry and recruitment experience before joining Newman Stewart in 2022. “I am thrilled at the promotion to Operations Director. I am looking forward to focusing on how we can best support our team to excel within Newman Stewart as well as supporting their wider professional development.

“The key to any successful organisation is the people within it and we have a fantastic team who are dedicated, collaborative and passionate. I cannot to wait to build on what we have achieved so far as we move into Newman Stewart’s next phase of growth.”

If you’d like to explore your future career options, or you have a strategic role you need to fill, get in touch today.

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