Our Team

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Yeomans Executive Management Team

Our leadership team remains true to our vision and values, putting customers’ evolving needs at the center of our innovation and holding up trust and convenience as the hallmarks of our business.


Sally-Ann Kennard

Sally-Ann Kennard

Principle Consultant - Dubai

Russell Yeomans – Managing Director, Middle East

Russell is a Chartered Accountant and prior to joining the executive recruitment business in 1990 he was a Finance Director with an International Manufacturing business and a Management Consultant with KPMG. Over the last 24 years Russell has built successful global recruitment businesses for Hudson in Asia and Reed globally before settling in Dubai to work with Derwent Executive. During his time with Hudson, Russell was instrumental in organically building a US35m executive recruitment business across 8 countries in Asia over a 6 year period. During that time his Hong Kong business was voted employer of the year, a significant achievement for Russell.

Russell moved to Dubai with Reed in 2010 responsible for their International Operations (Europe MENA and Asia Pacific) and in that time he helped Reed organically grow the business from a £7m net income business in 2010 to £16m (230% growth) in 2012, set up 4 new countries and become a genuine employer of choice in the senior search and selection global market. His search focus is in the CEO and CFO space which he understands well, bringing a truly global perspective to the talent evaluation process.


Sally-Ann Kennard- Principle Consultant, Dubai 

Sally-Ann has 15 years in Agency account management with Saatchi & Saatchi, Young & Rubicam, h2O digital and Client-side marketing as well as 10 years in executive search and selection (digital and creative communications sector) across the Asia Pacific, European and Middle East regions with leading firms; Morgan & Banks (now TMP worldwide), SB Associates & 6W Agency. This combination provides her with great insight and understanding of many industries and specific roles within the advertising, marketing, creative, digital & social media sectors and knowledge of the challenges faced in hiring the very best talent. She has a wealth of HR solutions experience which can help drive and refine internal communications and HR processes adding value and impacting on the Clients bottom-line.