David Howells

Group Managing Director

Telephone Number:

+44 (0) 207 478 7752

David is Group Managing Director and Board Member who leads the organisation across all our offices in London, Dusseldorf, Philadelphia and Melbourne covering all our sectors and disciplines.

His career with Pacific started in 2002 in our London offices where he was the first hire within our Business Improvement and Operational Excellence search practice. He was influential in establishing Pacific International as the first to market in this area in Europe and the No.1 brand for talent acquisition and human capital services in this field.

In 2005, his reputation and experiences gave David the unique opportunity to speak at two global industry conferences in London and Dubai where he presented his Recruitment Transformation study focused on “Using Lean Six Sigma methodologies to improve the cycle time and success ratio of recruitment processes”. This project was the catalyst to the creation of Pacific’s video technology platform which is still unique to the Human Capital industry and delivers significant value added service to clients on our projects.

During the late 2000’s David’s role expanded to lead Pacific’s Sales and Business Operations where he led a team of 20 executive search consultants and 15 research / account management, driving significant global growth for the firm. He moved to North America in 2011 to open and run Pacific’s business operations in the Americas with a focus initially on Banking, Financial Services and Insurance sectors covering executive search within the offices of the COO, Chief Digital / Data Officer and Chief Transformation Offices of major firms in the region.

Since returning to the Group Headquarters in 2016, David has been involved in developing our business operations across our offices.

His interests include spending quality time with his wife and 2 daughters (Dec 2014 and Dec 2016) who keep him busy. He does take time out to be creative in the kitchen or go running, as well as watching England Rugby at Twickenham or Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.   

David holds a Degree in Economics and Marketing from  Southampton University (UK).

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