Leadership Team

Our Leaders


John Hailstone:

Chairman, Compello Staffing Group

John has spent 25 years in the Recruitment Industry in a number of consulting and directorship roles and is the majority owner of Compello Staffing Group John was the driver behind the acquisitions and subsequent merger of Tudor Personnel and Jobact Petrochem which laid the foundations of what is now TEC Group.

John is responsible for the appointment of the board and working with it on strategic and business planning matters. When not acting as an adviser and sounding board he spends his time supporting other group firms.

John has an eye for detail and is very passionate about great service and collaborative working both in and outside of the group.

Will Atkinson:

Chief Executive Officer, TEC Group Worldwide

Will joined TEC Group in 2010 and is one of its founding members. Under his leadership, the company has been transformed from a single-site Oil & Gas engineering recruitment firm into a leading global organisation. He is responsible for the overall running of the business and its international subsidiaries, strategic planning and growth.

As well as managing the business, Will is still hands-on, managing a number of our key client relationships and taking a leading role in the training and development of our staff, from grass roots level to the senior team.

Prior to TEC Group, Will spent time with Hydrogen PLC and Spencer Ogden, where he was involved in growing and developing new markets, particularly within the Energy and Engineering sectors.



Stuart Gill

Director, Life Sciences

Stuart is an experienced recruitment professional of over 8 years' specialist sector experience. With a proven track record across the whole spectrum of Life Sciences, he is known as one of the industry's leading figures. As a consultant, Stuart has covered key areas including clinical operations, marketing and business development. As a leader, he also covers medical device, regulatory affairs and market access.

Ensuring that employees reach their true potential is one of Stuart's key objectives and he is known for being a strong, competent and ethical leader.

Stuart's primary focus is to develop the European business for TEC Group. Based in London, he travels extensively throughout Europe and has excellent long-term relationships within the industry.


Lesley Taylor:

Finance Director

Lesley studied applied mathematics gaining a first class degree before embarking on a successful career in accountancy. She is responsible for overseeing all matters relating to finance, supporting for the board on business planning, financial forecasting and management.

She provided financial advice and supported the board in the acquisitions of Tudor Personnel and Jobact Petrochem.

She has been with the Group for over 10 years and has additional responsibility as Group Finance Director and shareholder of Compello Staffing Group.

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