Meet RPI's leaders

We’re a growing team of recruitment experts and thought leaders — full of professionalism, personality and expertise across a vast range of specialisms and services. We drive the people part of technology-enabled transformation and are dedicated to helping companies like yours reach the top.

Stuart Wilson CEO
Stuart Wilson
CEO & Co-Founder

Founding partner, CEO and Lead Client Partner at RP International, Stuart has led RPI's global recruitment business since 1998. He remains passionate about his clients and candidates helping both technology start-ups build operations from scratch and his more established communications and technology clients thrive in times of transformation, enter new markets & translate innovation to commercial success.

Julian Frankum MEA CEO
Julian Frankum
MEA Regional CEO & Co-Founder

Founding partner and MEA CEO, Julian has steered RPI and its MEA clients through ever-changing and complex regional issues since 1998. He understands the prevailing geopolitical issues and diverse cultures as MEA countries and companies adopt digital strategies to transform their economies and enhance the emerging regional talent.

Jeremy Hopwood Asia Regional Director
Jeremy Hopwood
Asia Regional Director

Jeremy is responsible for an experienced multi-national team based out of Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. Joining RPI UK in 2006, Jeremy partnered with EMEA leaders from Service Providers, System Integrators and Vendors to build program teams for high profile Transformation initiatives. Transferring to Singapore with his family in 2010, Jeremy quickly replicated this success by winning and supporting prestigious Digital Transformation and Network Modernisation programs throughout Asia in addition to building and mentoring high-performing Sales & Delivery teams who continue to provide world-class talent through all of our core services.

Dean Kelly Europe/Americas Regional Director
Dean Kelly
Europe/Americas Regional Director

Dean has spent the last 15 years recruiting for the Telecoms and Emerging Technology markets across the globe. Having lived and worked in the UK, Malaysia, China, India and South Africa, and provided staffing services in over 100 Countries, he has a deep knowledge of the intricacy’s and challenges faced by organisations in identifying and retaining top talent.

Laura Ali | Group Marketing Director
Laura Ali
Group Marketing Director

Laura has 15+ years experience of Marketing in large multinational Tech/IT Companies. She is responsible for RPI's Marketing strategy, focused on global initiatives alongside regional activities.

Chris Baker ANZ & Pacific Regional Director
Chris Baker
ANZ & Pacific Regional Director

Chris has worked for RPI for over 20 years and is based in Auckland, New Zealand. As the Regional Director for ANZ & Pacific, Chris focuses on providing strategic partnership to RPI’s clients in the region. Chris has worked in nearly all of RPI's offices globally starting in the UK, moving to Asia where he established RPI’s Singapore office in 2007, guiding the expansion of the business across the region with the creation of hub offices in Sydney, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. He then operated from Dubai, with a global remit focusing on senior leadership recruitment for the telecommunications industry before moving to New Zealand in 2010.

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What does it take to get the right skills, in the right place, at the right time? A global mindset. At RPI, we’re looking for recruiters with an international outlook to join our team and help our clients access the best in global talent.

Introducing blogs

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Paul Davey

Managing and protecting the growing role of IoT in payments

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Menna Chikhi

Four technical skillsets you need as you move to the cloud

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Q&A with Frank Vernieuwe, CTIO at Velos IoT.

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Stuart Wilson

Tech leader profile: Frank Vernieuwe, CTIO, Velos IoT

Frank Vernieuwe is CTIO at Velos IoT, and one of many tech leaders that RPI has placed into cutting...

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