About Us

Finding your talent is our talent. Propel prides itself on hiring, developing and championing the best consultants in the world. We’re not just recruiters. We’re People Experts, who know our industry inside out and are trusted to build the global teams of the world’s most successful businesses.

Meet our senior team here: 

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Melina Jacovou

Founder and C.E.O

Melina’s career has spanned 25 years of experience in London’s exciting digital industry and is one of the most recognisable figures in the digital industry. As a pioneer of talent for the digital economy, Melina founded Propel London in 2001 and the agency is now one of the UK’s largest independent…

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James Webb

Managing Director

James joined Propel in 2004 as the fourth employee. Since then James has risen to the role of Managing Director and board member. James was responsible for building the first team at Propel, recruiting for brands and agencies across all digital marketing disciplines. Since then he has been…


Phil Rees


Phil joined Propel in 2014 after 5 years on the leadership team at La Fosse Associates.Phil now oversees the technology and executive search teams at Propel, combining his experience in both sectors. Phil has been instrumental in building Propel Executive, our senior appointment practice. He has…


Zoe Kendle

Finance Director

Zoë has been part of the team at Propel since 2012, moving into the position of Finance Director in 2016. Zoë has over fifteen years’ experience in the media and technology sector, having worked at Publicis, Mindshare and BrandSpace. As Finance Director, Zoë is responsible for all financial aspects…


Thomas Chambers


Thomas joined Propel in 2012 having already assumed key roles at a number of fast-growing, dynamic companies including his years spent as director at Symbian, creator of the first smartphone OS. He was attracted by our market positioning at the intersection of people and technology, and to the…