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Populus Management Team

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Simeon Hall

Managing Director

Sim has an engineering background and has been Managing Director and Founder of Populus since inception in 2007. He has driven the growth of Populus across international boundaries and delivered successful searches across Petrochemical, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Biotech, Power, Built Environment and Finance sectors.
Recently he has driven the further expansion of the international business and successfully delivered assignments in China, Dubai, KSA, Australia, Malaysia, mainland Europe and across the Americas.

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Elaine Hall


With 20 years strategic and hands on operational and financial management experience, Elaine has guided the business since inception. She is passionate about delivering value and has been instrumental building the international business and is currently structuring the company for further growth and ongoing future success.

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Johnny Fieldhouse

Managing Consultant

Johnny is a senior consultant working from Populus Darlington office.  His areas of specialisms are Infrastructure & Built Environment and Manufacturing in the UK and across the EMEA and Northern America.

Johnny has 20 years of management and directorship experience in talent attraction across his chosen sectors. His approach is to partner with clients, apply a consultative method to their recruitment problems and deliver solutions.

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Donna James

Research Director

Donna is a dynamic socio-economic and market Research Director who has joined Populus after previously heading up socio-economic Research at Babcock Plc. She has delivered great work across a variety of sectors and has published award winning work on economics and human resources. She currently leads our team of dedicated recruitment and market researchers to deliver small, medium and large scale primary and secondary research, evaluation and customer consultation.

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Ella Workman

Associate Researcher

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Georgie Rutherford

Marketing & Communications Officer

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