Team

Our team has vast experience in the recruitment industry and in particular, the accountancy and finance, executive appointments and office support sectors. The team cover the Suffolk, Essex and Kent areas.

Geoff Collings

Geoff is the co-founder and Director of Mackenzie King, having started the company in 2011 with the aim of bringing a more personal approach to professional recruitment.

Gaining 14 years’ worth of recruitment experience at the largest specialist recruiter in the UK, he quickly rose through the ranks to become a Director for the Accountancy & Finance arm. During his career he has enjoyed particular success in the Kent and London markets, looking after teams of 60 people. Geoff has recruited at all levels from Accounts Clerks through to Board Level Finance Directors.

Away from work Geoff is a huge fan of most sports, with rugby being his particular passion, and he can often be found at Twickenham Stadium. His main hobby is learning as much as he can about Fine Wines, including the obligatory sampling of “several” vintages. As you can see from his picture Geoff has a lifelong passion for hair care products!

geoff@mackenzie-king.com

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Kerrie Pennell

Kerrie is the Recruitment Manager, overseeing the Essex office and recruiting for Senior Finance vacancies.

After graduating from the University of Essex in 2009 with a degree in Psychology, Kerrie joined a large corporate in London where she recruited across all levels within Investment Banking Operations. Since joining MacKenzie King in 2011, Kerrie has progressed from Consultant to Recruitment Manager and now recruits for qualified Finance and Accountancy appointments across the Essex market.

Out of working hours, you will find Kerrie on the hockey pitch and evidently at the bar after the game, just to be social of course! She also enjoys long holidays in the sun and has been known to save a life or two as a qualified lifeguard.

kerrie@mackenzie-king.com

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Hayley Brooke

Hayley joined MacKenzie King in June 2015 having gained ten years’ experience within the recruitment industry working as an Office Manager for a technical recruiter in London.

She initially joined as team PA before moving into the role of Accounts Coordinator. She provides accountancy support to the Essex, Ipswich and Kent office and has become quite a Xero expert!

Away from work Hayley is busy looking after her 3 small children and in her (rare) spare time she enjoys holidaying in the sun and a glass of wine with friends.

hayley@mackenzie-king.com

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Sarah Hope

Having recently finished her education, Sarah joined MacKenzie King in 2015.

Focusing on recruitment for non-qualified and part qualified vacancies within the Essex area, she is committed to providing an excellent service to clients and candidates alike and works hard to be a specialist in Accountancy and Finance recruitment.

Outside of work, Sarah can be found at an early morning spin class or hunting down her next handbag, pair of shoes or trip away!

sarah@mackenzie-king.com

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Emily O'Neill

After five years in the sales industry Emily joined MacKenzie King in 2014. Having focussed on non-qualified finance vacancies for two years, she now heads up Populo, MacKenzie King’s sister company, whose focus is on all non-finance vacancies.

Emily brings a vast amount of account management experience to the team which has proved to be a huge asset in providing clients and candidates with an excellent service.

In her spare time, as well as enjoying spending quality time with family and friends, Emily enjoys travelling discovering new places in both the UK and abroad. Most weekends she can be found planning her next getaway!

emily@mackenzie-king.com

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