About Us

The TALiNT International (part of TALiNT Partners) team have extensive operational experience across the talent ecosystem. This enables us to understand key trends and challenges and curate content and insight that helps vendors develop better solutions and employers improve how they find and keep the people they need.

We’re also pretty easy to get on with and are always up for a chat.

Ken Brotherston

Managing Director

Ken has vast experience successfully running & building global businesses across the TA & recruitment ecosystem. Ken leads the TALiNT Partners team, helping to create exceptional experiences for our audiences.

With over 30 years’ industry experience including Board positions at Robert Walters, Korn/Ferry International, Morgan McKinley, and as HR Director Fidelity Investments. He also sits on the Recruitment and Development Committee at Oxfam.

David Head


David has built up a unique insight and network in the sector. He has a global perspective with a particular focus on the UK, Australia, Japan, the Middle East, Europe and the US.

With over 35 years’ experience within the recruitment industry and is the Founder of the renowned industry publication Recruitment International, now TALiNT International.

Alex Evans

Programme Director

Alex specialises in developing and running awards, conferences, magazines and membership communities delivering exceptional business insight.

Alex has over 20 years’ experience working with publishing, events, awards and business networks. Working with companies including UBM, The Supper Club and the National Business Awards.

Debra Sparshott

Employer Programme Director

Debra leads our Employer Programme, curating insights and tailoring solutions to leaders in Talent Acquisition including the bespoke diagnostic tool the Talent Acquisition Benchmark Programme and the TALiNT Advantage Programme.

Previous experience includes Global Solutions Development Director at Hays Talent Solutions as well as senior client-facing roles at Randstad and Reed. 

Sarah Arnold

Events & Marketing Director

Sarah leads the events and marketing team, growing engagement with key audiences around the globe and deliverying an array of amazing event experiences. She also makes sure our metrics inform our strategy and services.

Over 15 years’ marketing experience working with Jobsite, idibu, Unleash, SourceBreaker, Odro and numerous recruitment agencies.

Andy Daniel

Commercial Director

Andy is one of the best-connected people in the industry and ensures we have a pipeline of new sponsors who become long-term partners and get a superb return on their investment.

Over 18 years’ industry experience working with sponsors, with companies including Centaur and Redactive Media.

Christine Brotherston

HR & Operations Director

Christine runs our HR & Operations, utilising her extensive HR experience to ensure our operations are compliant, efficient and support our event experiences and services to our audiences.

With over 25 years’ experience within senior HR roles including Cable and Wireless and as Head of HR for Barclaycard UK.

Debbie Walton


Debbie manages and provides content for TALiNT International magazine and weekly news. As well, Debbie writes the latest insights from TALiNT Partners’ events.

With more than 20 years of experience in print and digital publishing, Debbie has worked in various publishing houses in London and South Africa.

Ray Culver

Strategic Advisor, North America

Ray is responsible for developing strategic relationships with leaders in the recruiting and talent acquisition communities in the US.He also works to build engagement across all of TALiNT Partners services. 

Ray is a Human Capital Solutions executive with 25+ years of experience in all aspects of the contingent workforce space that includes temp, contract, direct hire, HR technology, RPO, MSP/VMS.

Jo Powell

Delegate & Events Manager

Jo is accountable for our Global programme delivering curated events and networking opportunities with a particular focus on Talent Acquisition and HR leaders within USA employers.

Jo has over 14 years events experience across multiple industries including pharmaceuticals, financial and health and beauty brands.

Tessa Atherall

Membership and Events Manager

Tessa manages members and delivers exceptional events for TALiNT Partner’s growing network of Staffing, Talent Solutions and HR Tech leaders. Tessa ensures that members and their leadership teams benefit all year round from the most relevant insight, learning and networking opportunities, guidance and advice, referrals and industry recognition.

Tessa has a first-class degree in Events Management and has honed her skills in marketing, community management and peer learning over the last five years.

Chantal Cooper

Awards Manager

Chantal manages our TIARA global awards campaigns, and ensures that we deliver an out-of-this-world and celebratory experience for our entrants, judges and sponsors.

Chantal has been in the events industry for over five years and has delivered renowned events such as The AA Awards and worked with Wimbledon.

Helen Palmer-Wickens

Awards Manager

Helen manages the TALiNT Partners’ global awards campaigns, ensuring that we deliver outstanding experiences for our entrants, judges and sponsors.

Helen has over six years of experience in event management and has managed a vast portfolio of events and awards ceremonies across various industries including the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector.

Annabelle Humphreys

Digital Marketing Executive

Annabelle looks after our social channels and design of all our content, including TALiNT International Magazine, insights, whitepapers and reports.

Annabelle recently completed a Diploma in Graphic Design with UCD Dublin.

Emily Shanks

Events & Marketing Apprentice

Emily helps support across the breadth of our event delivery, marketing and content production activities to develop their skills and build their knowledge of this exciting industry.


Amba Percy

Events & Marketing Apprentice

Amba helps support across the breadth of our event delivery, marketing and content production activities to develop their skills and build their knowledge of this exciting industry.

Marnie Clarke

Features Writer

Marnie is one of our feature writers and has a strong generalist HR background, with particular expertise in employee relations, policy development, leadership development, recruitment and selection, performance management and development of competency frameworks.

Dawn Gibson

Features Writer

Dawn edits and produces a wide diversity of content for TALiNT International, including blogs, analysis, research, whitepapers and high-profile interivews.

She has more than 20 years’ experience working across various platforms in the UK and internationally, including Western Australian Newspapers Limited and ITP Media Group.

Hilary Green

Freelance Writer

With 25 years in the Financial Services industry, and five years in writing and comms, Hilary has worked on numerous writing projects, including corporate internal communications, plain language writing (customer communications) in the financial services industry, magazine columns, blogs, and short stories.

Hilary loves researching topics and transforming them into fresh, clear, engaging stories – always carefully tailored to her audience.

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