Our Team

Join Talent is a team of over 200 individuals, working across 21 different countries. Our JT’ers are led by our talented Leadership and Central teams. Learn more about their industry-leading experience:

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Katrina Hutchinson O’Neill
CEO & Founder

Katrina has over 20 years of experience spanning internal management consultancy, large-scale operations leadership (including Amazon, Cisco) & Talent Acquisition leadership (Reed, HCL, RBS, Nationwide). Katrina is well known on the global stage as a thought leader in the talent acquisition sector, and a sought-after speaker at Talent conferences.

Katrina is the original founder of Join Talent and continues to lead the business as CEO. She was awarded the title of ‘Recruitment Leader of the Year’ in 2018 by Recruiter Magazine and was awarded the title of Start-up Entrepreneur of the year 2021 at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Annie Leach
Chief of Staff & People


Claire Whiteford
Chief Operating Officer

Claire has over 15 years’ experience in the Recruitment industry after starting her career as a qualified Operational Risk Practitioner. Claire’s recruitment experience spans both internal recruitment (Nationwide Building Society) and Outsourced Services (AMS) where her variety of roles focussed on complimentary workforce models and product development. In 2016 Claire was awarded UK Best In house recruitment manager at the In-House Recruitment Network Awards.

Having joined Join Talent in 2023 as Chief Operating Officer, Claire spearheads strategy and delivery across risk management, compliance, bid management, and operating model functions. Additionally, she also plays a pivotal role in enhancing and expanding Join Talent’s client enablement offerings.


Georgia Hearn
Managing Director | Client Success

Georgia has nearly 20 years of RPO leadership experience, mainly working for Manpower where she was responsible for overseeing the day to day recruiting processes for RPO Contracts for a broad range of clients within their Talent Solutions business.

Lee Harding
Talent Acquisition, Enablement & Talent Intelligence

Lee is a Talent Acquisition Leader with a strong track record in delivering innovation to reduce hiring costs, drive efficiencies and deliver quality talent.  Commercially focused, Lee formerly Co-Founded and successfully scaled a Recruitment SaaS business raising over £1m in funding.

Nicole Jardim
Head of Business Operations & Company Secretariat

Nicole was employee No.1 at Join Talent, joining in Q1 2019 initially as EA to CEO and being promoted in 2021 to Head of Business Operations.

Damian Hart
Managing Director of Consulting & Transformation

I am an experienced Global Talent Acquisition Manager with over 20 years’ experience working within the technology & media sectors. I have worked with, and managed in house teams in both highly demanding volume recruitment, and more strategic & operational roles.

I have strong stakeholder management skills and enjoy working in large multi-site, matrix organisations. I have vast international experience with “on the ground” experience of delivering resourcing projects in Germany, Dubai, Spain, Amsterdam, Denmark, USA, Eastern Europe, Singapore and the UK.