Commerce & Industry

We have over 98% successful completion rate for all retained search assignments since our formation in 2008. Our track record speaks for itself and we can provide real client references and testimonials to illustrate our capability to deliver what our clients need. 

Our integrity, and maintaining that of our clients and candidates, is paramount and the thoroughness of our process coupled with our experience ensures we deliver the desired outcome.

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Finance Director
  • Director of FP&A
  • Group Financial Controller 
  • Head of Investor Relations
  • Commercial Director 
  • Internal Audit Director
  • Chief Operating Officer 
  • Chairman and Chief Executive 
  • Non-Executive Director
  • Corporate Development Director

Commerce & Industry - London

Andrew Linger - Director 
Exectuive Search

Andrew graduated from Exeter University with an honours degree in Economics before joining Baker Tilly where he trained in the audit and business services group. He joined Robert Walters in 1996 and joined the Executive Search practice in 2008 leading it since 2010.  He focuses on the recruitment of Executive and Non-Executive Directors with annual base salaries of between £100,000 and £300,000 and has successfully run search assignments for a broad range of SME and listed businesses in sectors from manufacturing to property, media, technology, services, education and health.

+44 20 7071 7074   andrew.linger@robertwaltersexec.com

melanie.clark@robertwaltersexec.com
melanie.clark@robertwaltersexec.com
melanie.clark@robertwaltersexec.com

Melanie Clark - Principal 
Executive Search


After graduating from De Montfort University with an honours degree in Education (Hons), Melanie embarked upon a teaching career for 8 years before changing careers and joining Robert Walters in the Commerce Qualified team in 2007.  Possessing 6 years of senior recruitment experience, Melanie was promoted to Senior Consultant and to Senior Manager of the Qualified Finance Commerce division before joining the Executive Search division, specialising in placing transformational leaders, predominantly into media, with an annual salary of between £100,000 and £250,000.

+44 20 7509 8720    melanie.clark@robertwaltersexec.com

melanie.clark@robertwaltersexec.com
melanie.clark@robertwaltersexec.com
melanie.clark@robertwaltersexec.com
+44 20 7509 8720

Joseph Smith - Researcher 
Executive Search


Joseph graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MA Honours degree in Philosophy, before teaching English as a foreign language in Hong Kong for three years. He returned to the UK in 2016 and completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at Brunel University, before beginning his career in Executive Search at a boutique legal headhunting firm. He joined Robert Walters’ Executive Search division in March 2018, where as Head of Research, he works to source executive-level finance professionals across Commerce & Industry, Financial Services and private equity-backed companies.

+44 20 7509 8162  joseph.smith@robertwaltersexec.com

+44 20 7509 8162  joseph.smith@robertwaltersexec.commelanie.clark@robertwaltersexec.com
melanie.clark@robertwaltersexec.com
melanie.clark@robertwaltersexec.com
+44 20 7509 8720

Commerce & Industry - UK Regions

Marcus Blackburn - Director
Executive Search

Marcus has been with Robert Walters for over ten years following a successful career as an Accountant for a mid-sized firm of Chartered Accountants. He looks specifically at senior and board level appointments across the UK regions, mainly within the retail, eCommerce and technology sectors, providing both client and candidate expertise. Within his area of expertise, Marcus is considered one of the outstanding finance recruiters in the market having gained preferred supplier status for many substantial companies including Shop Direct Group, N Brown Group, JD Sports, Missguided, Boohoo, Matalan and Moneysupermarket.com.

+44 161 214 7400  marcus.blackburn@robertwalters.com

+44 161 214 7400
+44 161 214 7400

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