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The Head4Talent Team


Sian Drinkwater ACA has worked in the Professional Recruitment sector now for 25 years. She is uniquely, professionally qualified as a Chartered Accountant, and both the combination of her professional background and longevity in the market has given her an extensive knowledge of the executive finance and senior finance management networks. She has spent a significant part of her career recruiting CFOs and Finance Directors for Clients who are based in Wales.

She is also an active committee member of ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales). Sian trained and qualified as an accountant with Deloitte before joining Hays Plc where she spent 16 years. Sian operated as a Business Director leading on Senior end and Executive appointments. Sian left Hays in 2011 and set up Head4Talent in 2012.

Since 2012 Head4Talent has led on some high profile Executive and Senior Finance appointment, concluding in some highly successful appointments.


DJ Medway ACA looks after middle management finance assignments.

Prior to joining Head4Talent, she was a Relationship Director with Bank of Scotland and then joined Santander Corporate Bank. 

She has extensive knowledge of banking relationships, funding structures and relationship management across a broad range of different organisations. 

She is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.

With her banking and accountancy experience, DJ can quickly gain a good understanding of her Clients’ businesses, with their challenges and opportunities, to enhance her capability of sourcing the most suitable candidate shortlist.


PA/Office Manager & Executive Assistant

Sarah Gilbert has a background in event management and internal/employee communications across a range of industries. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and specialised in marketing.

Client-focussed, with a passion for organisation and a keen eye for detail, Sarah provides administration and business support to the Head4Talent team.


PA/Executive Assistant

Luisa Gale

Luisa Gale Assoc CIPD has a creative background and over 12 years of PA/ administrative experience having worked in many different sectors from travel to shipping, including overseas. More recently, she has come from a HR role and is an Associate Member of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Professional Development). Luisa is accustomed to working in fast-paced environments and loves to keep organised.

Strategic Partner

Annie Thompsett,  Director of Compass Coaching and Consulting

Annie is a Director of Compass Coaching and Consulting, who are a strategic partner of Head 4Talent. They work with individuals, teams and organisations to improve performance, productivity and profit.  They do this through executive and team coaching, expert facilitation and psychometric profiling and assessment.

As a strategic partner of Head4Talent, they are able to provide added value to the executive selection process through a range of support including psychometric profiling and post recruitment coaching and team coaching.

Compass Coaching and Consulting –