Directors

Robert Macdonald - Executive Chairman
Robert has held senior positions within the recruitment industry since 1973 when he founded Reuter Simkin Limited, a recruitment business in both the legal and property sectors. Reuter Simkin had both Kleinwort Benson Development Capital and Charterhouse Development Capital as investors. After the sale of Reuter Simkin in 1989, he acquired shares in and was chairman of two other recruitment companies one of which acquired the legal business of Reuter Simkin in the West of England from PSD in 1992 and traded as Macdonald & Company. In 1994, he established Macdonald & Company as a specialist property recruitment consultancy in London. Led by Robert and Peter Moore, Macdonald & Company Group Ltd completed the reverse takeover of Prime People PLC in January 2006.

Peter Moore MRICS - Managing Director
Peter graduated from the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester and then worked with Strutt & Parker from 1992 to 1995, qualifying as a Charted Surveyor in 1994. He joined Macdonald & Company in 1995 and was appointed Managing Director in 1996. Under Peter’s management Macdonald & Company became the largest and most respected real estate focused recruitment provider in the market and the RICS’s preferred recruitment partner. Lead by Robert Macdonald and Peter Moore, Macdonald & Company Group Ltd completed the reverse takeover of Prime People Plc in January 2006. Since when Peter has been instrumental in developing Prime People into a global specialist recruitment business spanning real estate, energy & environmental, insight & analytics and pharmaceuticals.

Donka Zaneva- Todorinski ACCA - Finance Director
Donka qualified with a Business Administration and Finance Degree from St Paul’s College in 2007. She has been a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants since December 2013. Donka began her professional career in 2003 and since has held accounting positions in the recruitment, media and publishing industries. She joined Macdonald & Company in 2011 as a Management Accountant. In 2013 Donka was promoted to be Financial Controller and was then appointed to the Board of Prime People as Finance Director in October 2015. She is a member of the Finance & Management Faculty of ICAEW.

Chris Heayberd BA ACA - Non-executive Director
Chris qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1980 and after that date held a number of financial positions in a broad range of industries. Since 1989 his main focus has been the business services sector. This included 4 years as Finance Director of PSD Group plc, during which time the company was admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange. Chris joined the Board of Prime People in June 2000 and for a period of five years combined the role of Finance Director with other business interests. In May 2005 he took up a full time role as Finance Director of Prime People retiring from this post in 2016 but remaining on the Board in a non-executive capacity.

John Lewis OBE LLB (Hons) - Non-executive Director
John is a solicitor (Non Practising) and a consultant to Eversheds LLP (solicitors). Previously he served as a partner in Lewis Lewis & Co which became part of Eversheds after a series of mergers. John is currently Chairman of Photo-Me International Plc and several private companies. He has served as chairman of Cliveden Plc and Principal Hotels Plc and as deputy chairman of John D Wood & Co Plc, retiring in each case when the company was sold.

Simon Murphy BSc ACA - Non-executive Director
Simon qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand. He was previously a Managing Director in the global investment banking division of HSBC. He was Chief Executive of Prime People from May 2005 until the acquisition of Macdonald & Company Group Ltd.  He is Chief Financial Officer of Battersea Power Station Development Company and a Director of a number of private companies including OPD Group Limited an investment company with holdings in a number of recruitment businesses.

 

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