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.

Dean Kelly, RPI Managing Director and MEA Regional Director
Dean Kelly
RPI Managing Director and MEA 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.

Stuart Wilson, Co-Founder & Lead Client Partner, UK and Europe
Stuart Wilson
Co-Founder & Lead Client Partner, UK and Europe

Founding partner 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, Co-Founder & Lead Client Partner, MEA
Julian Frankum
Co-Founder & Lead Client Partner, MEA

Founding partner and Lead Client Partner, 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.

Chris Baker, Director, ANZ & Pacific
Chris Baker
Director, ANZ & Pacific

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.

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.

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Come and join us

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

More and more devices are becoming payment methods. Here is the infrastructure and preparation that will demand.]

6 min read


Paul Davey

Managing and protecting the growing role of IoT in payments

The Internet of Things (IoT)is on a path of incredible growth. IoT devices are expected to...

Cyber security in the banking & payment sector

2 min read


Sam Dcosta

Cybersecurity in the Banking and Payments Sector - Importance, Risks and Regulations

As the digital landscape evolves, the need for more effective cybersecurity measures becomes...

What is digital infrastructure, what digital infrastructure do you need, and how do you get it?

3 min read


Lee Neale

Why Digital Infrastructure is crucial for your business!

Digital infrastructure refers to hardware and software systems that allow private and public...

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