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20 February 2023

Directorbank grows team with six new appointments

Appointments update:
We are delighted to announce a number of significant appointments across the business to further enhance our delivery capability.

Simon Nolan and Ben Gilbert join as Directors whilst our team of Research and Delivery Consultants has been strengthened by the appointments of Luke Walker and Alana Grugan in the UK and Marie-Thérèse Meurer and Felicitas Mayer in Germany.

Simon Nolan leads our Retail & Consumer Practice and brings with him over 16 years’ experience in Consumer Goods, Direct to Consumer and Retail channels. His search expertise covers senior level and main board appointments in the UK and overseas. The first six years of Simon’s career ranged from Graduate Trainee at McVities to middle management at Aldi before moving to recruitment. His in-depth sector knowledge from manufacturer (branded and own label) to retailer and ecommerce leaves him well placed to expertly advise and support our clients.

Ben Gilbert is approaching 20 years’ search experience across the Industrial sector. Having commenced his career at an independent boutique consultancy in the UK, Ben went on to grow Page Group’s Engineering division in Australia. After five successful years, he joined a leading search firm in the UK where he was responsible for growing their Industrial Practice. Ben has an in-depth knowledge of the Industrial landscape and has completed C-Suite and senior executive mandates for some of the world’s largest industrial manufacturersPE-backed and privately-owned companies.










Directorbank’s Simon Thomas comments: “Despite ongoing economic turbulence, Directorbank has continued to deliver strong performance across the UK and Germany. This is testament to our wonderful team whose expertise, hard-work and dedication has been first class. Our new team members will help us to further enhance our delivery capability and reach whilst strengthening our reputation as a leading search firm for high growth private equity-backed, listed and private businesses across the mid-market.”

Dorothea Kronenberghs, our Executive Director Europe based in Frankfurt, Germany concludes: “I am delighted with the appointments. In Frankfurt, Marie and Felicitas are a huge asset to our team and with their support and experience we are able to provide a stronger, faster service to our DACH network of PE investors and other mid-market clients.”