Team

meet the team who will help you attract a diverse range of talent with potential

who we are
Meet the faces behind whitehill pelham.
Sam Sales

Sam Sales

Managing Director

Hi, I am Sam. I look after the HR side of the business. I have had 25 fun years of experience in Human Resources and business. I am a senior HR professional who has worked at HR Director level with extensive international experience and I have enjoyed every moment of it, working in different countries and immersing myself in the different cultures.

I have a proven track record of leading and developing HR teams, ensuring they are aligned with strategic organisation needs to deliver tangible benefits. I ‘get’ the fundamentals of HR and how it joins up with the rest of the organisation, HR never stands alone when I am involved!

Subsequently I acquired Whitehill Pelham – co-operatively we bring together the strengths of both recognised and established companies. Recruitment techniques are constantly evolving, and we have spent time finessing an innovative client-centric approach. Our team have a strong history and track record in recruiting a variety of roles across different sectors in East Anglia.

I get told I am a respected leader and collaborator, with a flair for quickly identifying, clarifying and articulating organisation requirements. The reality is, I just really understand what the business is trying to achieve through an in-depth knowledge of the business and work out what needs to be done from a people perspective to make it happen.

Outside of work, I am a keen runner, and can regularly be found running 10km, half marathon or marathons. When I am not running, I will be taking walks with my husband and not forgetting my golden retriever ‘Frodo’ and beagle-basset ‘Gimley’, or catching up on all the wonderful books I keep buying! When I can find time, I enjoy a trip to the theatre to enjoy musicals or a play.

Jo Lee

Jo Lee

director of talent

I’m Jo, and I look after the senior level talent search and profiling side of the whitehill pelham businesses. My talent sourcing career has spanned over the last 10 years and I have worked within both smaller niche companies and start-ups, as well as global corporate businesses.  Throughout my career I have benefitted from a broad level of experience and extensive and ongoing training, development and self-improvement.

I have a particular strength and expertise in sourcing senior level and board level roles where I support you in finding the right candidate for your key role. I pride myself in being candidate focused and thrive on building long term relationships.

I get told I have a natural style that puts candidates at ease and I really build the relationship to find out their strengths and motivations. I have the ability to match that to carefully defined roles. My candidates keep coming back to me when they are ready to find their next career move, which I love!  I have a natural inquisitive way of really digging deeper and uncovering what is really needed and who will fit within that role. I am not afraid to push back and really stretch the boundaries of what exactly is required to find the right person first time.

Outside of work, travelling, holidays, netball umpiring and my two dogs, Bertie and Henry, are my favourite things. Having lived abroad for 10 years I have a passion for exploring and experiencing new cultures and new adventures. My netball career has spanned over 15 years and I am a C award umpire in the Cambridgeshire County League. Long dog walks with my husband in all weathers are part of my everyday life and I can’t imagine a home without our dogs (or my husband).

Emma Lowe

Emma Lowe

Talent Partner

Hi, I’m Emma and I am a talent partner at whitehill pelham. I work closely with a number of businesses in Cambridge and the surrounding areas to help them grow successfully by finding the right people to join their teams. I find building relationships and getting to know each business on a personal level really rewarding and exciting. Our people-focused approach means we always take the time to get to know every detail of your role and team before we get to work finding the perfect person for you. We know it can be a stressful and time-consuming process, which is why we will always be organised, friendly and proactive in providing you with the support you need without any of the hassle!

Having started my career in executive search in London, I recently moved back to Cambridge to continue my career in talent sourcing in my hometown. I love getting out and about to meet my clients and candidates, as well as networking regularly with the local business community. Outside the office I spend a lot of time training for long-distance races and have a few half-marathons under my belt. I also really enjoy travelling, especially to the USA to visit friends and family.

Rebecca Slack

Rebecca Slack

Talent Partner

Hello! My name is Rebecca. I am a talent partner here at whitehill pelham. I’m here to help you find the right person to make your team shine and take the stress out of finding the right fit.

With a background in Retail and a degree in Creative Writing; I chose to pursue talent sourcing as I love speaking to people, getting to know them and supporting them the best I possibly can – whether that’s in finding the right role or the best person. As such whitehill pelham’s honesty and people- focused approach is very important to me and I couldn’t ask to work with a better team. Personally, I am a positive, creative person who loves to spend time travelling with Family & Friends.

Victoria Cornwell

Victoria Cornwell

Office Whizz

Hi! I am Victoria and I am the Office Whizz at whitehill pelham – I keep everything running smoothly in the office and also look after our Marketing.  I enjoy working within a passionate and ambitious team, and within my role I take pride in creating the best working environment possible for my colleagues to help them deliver a service that makes a difference.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and children and I love to hop on a plane for a little weekend getaway around Europe to visit friends and explore.

My motto in life is “Change your thoughts and you change your world”. I am a true believer in positive thinking and I tell myself not to dwell on the negative and instead think happy thoughts.