Our Team

Our Executive Team


Sarah Williams, Managing Director

Sarah Williams has nearly twenty years experience within Financial Services recruitment both as a Recruitment Consultant and as an Managing Director.  Over this time Sarah has worked with several leading recruitment business within Financial Services  Finance, Operations and Risk. She has  transacted  within both the permanent and temporary recruitment space across  Investment, Corporate and Retail Banking, Asset and Investment Management and Hedge Funds and Private Equity. Prior to joining Mayford James in 2010, Sarah spent over 7 years working  as a Recruiter and Director for a contingent recruiter  with specific jurisdiction across the  financial services and commerce and industry space .  Sarah has a BSc (Dunelm) in Geography.



Clare O'Brien, Director 

Clare joined Mayford James in 2010 and has over fifteen years recruitment experience. She has worked across the Operations space specialising in mandates for Asset and Investment Managers,   Investment Banks, Hedge Funds and Global Custodians. Prior to starting her recruitment career, Clare spent five years at Northern Trust/NTGI within Operations and has covered Trade Support and Settlements for Equity, Fixed Income and FX products. Clare recruits across all products lines covering the spectrum of Operational positions from entry to senior management level positions.