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Ben Pountney

Regional Director - South West

Ben joined Harris Hill in 2018, having helped to establish the executive search brand for another leading recruiter. He has twelve years' experience of personally delivering executive search campaigns for charities, membership bodies and not for profit organisations across the UK.

He heads up our operations in the South West, having set up our first regional office in Bath in January 2019. Ben leads on the senior recruitment across the region (including board and executives) with the wider office recruiting at all other levels throughout the South West, South Wales and beyond. 

In the past few months alone, Ben has worked on major campaigns involving multiple roles for some superb organisations including The Donkey Sanctuary, Tenovus, The Mare & Foal Sanctuary and inspiring Plymouth-based organisation Effervescent and the office is now

Previously he has also managed numerous high-profile mandates including Plymouth CAST, Heritage Care Group, British Association of Social Workers, Above & Beyond, St Hugh’s College – University of Oxford, City Gateway and the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust. He holds a BA in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leeds.

'It has always been a pleasure to work with Ben. As a candidate looking for that next great opportunity it is essential to find someone who really understands your strengths and can help you find that next perfect career move. A good recruitment consultant clearly has the organisational requirements at their heart but as a candidate, I expect clear, concise and timely feedback and (where appropriate) support during the application process, for me these are essential. Ben has always delivered on these aspects and I think organisations get the best applicants / candidates as a result...saving everyone time and money!'

Robert Gofton, CEO at Royal Life Saving Society UK