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Morgan McKinley bolsters leadership with internal promotions

Hakan Enver, Victoria Walmsley, Darren Burns are the latest promotions of the company

Morgan McKinley, a global professional services recruiter, has announced several promotions to account for the continued growth of its UK business.

Hakan Enver has been promoted to Managing Director of core permanent recruitment, continuing his responsibility for the specialist practices in Banking & Financial Services, Technology & Sales and Professional Services. Hakan has over 14 years’ financial services recruitment experience, following four years working within the risk management functions of both Bank of America and Deutsche Bank. As Managing Director, he will continue to lead from the front in attracting talent to the firm and building the brand externally.

Victoria Walmsley has also been promoted to Managing Director. Her remit includes Morgan McKinley’s UK core temporary markets across various disciplines and sectors. She continues to be responsible for the Strategy, Projects and Change divisions of the business. Victoria joined Morgan McKinley in 2005 having previously spent eight years with another leading recruitment company, after starting her career in Human Resources.

Darren Burns has been promoted to Operations Director from his previous role as Director of Financial Services. Having joined Morgan McKinley in 2016, he has been instrumental in driving both candidate and client relationships, as well as diversifying Morgan McKinley’s reach in the market. Utilising his past 15 years’ experience in the industry, Darren’s remit will now include Commerce & Industry alongside Financial Services.

David Leithead, Chief Operations Officer at Morgan McKinley, commented on the promotions: “Morgan McKinley has gone from strength to strength, and over the last year, the company has grown at a rapid pace. Hakan Enver has cemented Morgan McKinley’s position as the City’s leading recruiter and led the diversification into new disciplines. Victoria’s leadership, focus on consistent quality and relentless maintenance of high standards has made us a market leader in the contract market. Darren has greatly increased the productivity of his team, delivering strong results, whilst also being an external ambassador for the business.”

“All this would not have been possible without the hard work and commitment of our employees who have continually gone above and beyond. Our promotions are well placed to continue making an important contribution to the leadership of Morgan McKinley, and to steer the business on its path as a market leading recruitment agency in the UK.”

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