Leadership & Management Team

Julian Long MRICS

Founder Managing Director +44 (0)20 8629 0645

With a professional background in real estate fund management, Julian is a passionate influence behind the focus, cohesion and dedicated culture of our business. He brings first hand, highly relevant sector specific knowledge to our company, combined with almost 2 decades of international property recruitment, at all levels across a range of countries.

Julian remains very active within our business, with a particular focus on the direction and wider strategy of the company, and overseeing the delivery of key client instructions. He is also involved in the recruitment, extensive training and continuous development of our Consultants.

Louise Harman

Founder Director +44 (0)161 694 9717

As one of the UK’s most experienced Real Estate recruiters, Louise brings a wealth of market knowledge and recruitment experience to our business, gained with an enviable list of international clients. As the company continues to grow, Louise has blended her recruitment activities with operational responsibilities, overseeing and driving the performance management of our team. Under her stewardship, we consistently achieve market leading results, a key factor behind our significant success for our clients and candidates.

Tim Forbes

Director +44 (0)20 8629 0641

Having joined the business only 18 months into its launch, Tim has been a fundamental part of the company’s progression, expansion and diversification. After a hugely successful period within the Manchester team, Tim relocated to open and run the London office with a remit to create a multi-national team to focus on shopping centres and real estate. His activities for the company have taken him around the world and he boasts a wealth of senior level experience working in more than 20 countries. Tim works closely with our MD promoting the business domestically and overseas as we continue to grow and diversify.

Alex Rowbottom

Director +44 (0)161 694 9721

A graduate in Sport & Exercise Science, Alex joined the company in 2013 and progressed at an impressive rate with our business. Starting as a Resourcer in our UK Shopping Centre Team, which she went on to lead, Alex is now responsible for leading our Manchester office, with a particular emphasis on client engagement and Consultant development. Under Alex’s direct influence, not only has the company seen the development of similarly exceptional Consultants but also significant growth into new sectors and overseas markets.

Charlotte is a highly knowledgeable and well respected senior real estate recruitment specialist. With experience across many facets of the industry, joining us in Q3 2019 to play an integral role in our expansion, Charlotte leads the day to day generation and delivery of work across our international platform. Responsible for working alongside the wider leadership team in the setting of company strategy, Charlotte also continues to deliver mandates for a handful of core clients.

Originating from New Zealand, Charlotte enjoys travelling, clever design, architecture, nutrition & fitness.

Kat Whitehead

Marketing Manager +44 (0)161 694 9718

Kat joined the business in 2015 and has progressed from Marketing Executive to Management. Kat is tasked with advancing and developing our marketing strategy and has played an integral role in the completion of our re-brand and internationalised website launch. Kat has a wealth of knowledge across a range of marketing disciplines and will continue to help business development and growth through diversifying and expanding our marketing activities.

Ghislaine West

Operations Manager +44 0161 694 9719

Ghislaine joined Foundation Recruitment in 2019 and is tasked with all financial management, internal recruitment, external relationship management, HR, business procedures, practices and operational structures.

With over 6 years operational management experience working with a range of organisations, Ghislaine works closely with the Directors to assist in the improvement and development of our organisational structure and will play a key role in supporting the business’ ambitious growth plans.

Shaunagh Durkin

Head of Placemaking +44 (0)161 694 9722

Shaunagh joined the business as a graduate in 2014 and threw herself into learning all she could about the business. Her ambition allowed her to progress at pace; leading on new sector expansion, developing new talent internally and aiding the organisation with growth plans. Shaunagh is now Head of our Placemaking team where she has built on her success to establish new relationships with some of the UK’s top exhibition centres and arenas and developed exceptional Consultants within the business – a sector and team that she continues to grow.

Poonam Mawani

Consultant Finance Director +44 (0)161 694 9715

Poonam is a qualified accountant. After qualifying within audit and assurance in practice she then went into corporate finance before moving into the recruitment sector where she held senior positions with both Hamilton Bradshaw and Spencer Ogden amongst others.

Poonam is Founder of Azuki Accounts, a specialist business launched to offer end to end finance solutions to recruitment businesses. Applying her wealth of experience gained working with international recruitment, Poonam sits on our Board as a Consultant FD and also supports our business with growth strategies, budgeting, performing due diligence, overseas set up and all financing solutions.

John Rose

Non-Executive Director +44 (0)161 694 9715

John joined us as a Non-Executive Director in early 2018, bringing with him more than 30 years’ experience in the recruitment sector and an extensive leadership track record both in the UK and internationally.

Having spent over 12 years in a variety of CEO positions across global recruitment organisations, John has a unique understanding of the professional recruitment industry, with a proven ability to drive profitability and lead successful business expansion strategies.

Denise Walker

Executive Advisor +44 (0)161 694 9715

Denise is an industry leading coach and board level Advisor who has worked in the recruitment arena since 1986. A Fellow of the IRP, Denise has a wealth of experience in helping businesses develop and grow and as a Consultant to our company provides valuable strategic advice to our Directors and market-leading training to our wider team.