Melina Jacovou


Melina’s career has spanned 25 years of experience in London’s exciting digital industry. Starting in the vibrant advertising space for companies such as Red, Green & Blue Company, The Multimedia Corporation and Dorling Kindersley, Melina then began her staffing career at MAK&C and went on to be the first one to launch and grow their new media division in the UK. Within 18 months she had joined the board of directors and built the largest digital recruitment team in the UK.

As an evangelist in the digital recruitment space, Melina founded Propel London in 2001 – the UK’s largest independent digital recruitment business. Through her invaluable expertise in the digital talent business, she has helped hundreds of businesses grow through the acquisition of skilled digital professionals.

In 2008 Melina was named in the Hospital Club’s “Top 100 Influential People in Digital”, in 2011 she won the inaugural MARA Award for “Best Recruitment Boss” and in 2012 she led Propel to victory in the “Best Large Agency” category.

You will find her speaking on behalf of women in business at a wide range of industry events, as well as writing thought-leadership talent articles in various media. Heavily involved in all things digital.

Management Team

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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 indust...

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    James Webb

    Managing Director

    James joined Propel in 2004 as the fourth employee. Since then James has risen to the ...

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    Phil Rees


    ​ Phil joined Propel in 2014 after 5 years on the leadership team at La Fosse Associat...

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    Zoe Kendle

    Finance Director

    Zoë has been part of the team at Propel since 2012, moving into the position of Financ...

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    Thomas Chambers


    Thomas joined Propel in 2012 having already assumed key roles at a number of fast-grow...

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