Our Team

  Talent Acquisition specialists.


A versatile utilities Consultant with multiple years’ experience as a specialist head hunter, aiding clients in resourcing the best talent in the market place. A deep knowledge of the industry has seen Malvin asked to recruit for some of the biggest names but has also seen him acting in an advisory capacity, helping define end to end solutions and approaches to transformation.

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Michael Petrie


Michael brings a wealth of experience to his role as Chairman having spent 27+ years within Talent Acquisition, working across the industry from growing small start-ups to sitting on the board of large talent firms.

With the addition of Michael to our board we are very excited to be working in close partnership with “The Centre for Inclusive Leadership”, a Human Capital Management business specialising in workplace inclusion. This is a mission very close to the heart of Vallum Associates, reflected in our key values of diversity & fairness and driving everything that we do.

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Kang Shik Kim


Mr Kim comes with 20+ years experience of working in the Talent Acquisition and has been involved in building and developing a number of successful talent acquisition businesses. 

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Phil Bland


​Phil joined Vallum with over 20 years’ experience within Financial and Commercial Business, with a focus on recruitment and staffing.

Phil has earned a comprehensive knowledge of the market stemming from his experiences across the board; from working with entrepreneurs at rapidly growing start-ups, large-scale companies both within the UK and American markets, and via his own consultancy business.

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Edward Jacob

Head of Contract Recruitment

A resourceful recruiter with a strong background across the Energy & Utilities sector, Ed heads up our dedicated Contract Recruitment team, focusing on IT/Business Transformation Programmes and Energy and Utilities. His passion for building strong relationships with both clients and candidates alike makes for successful, lasting placements.

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Sophie Long

Senior Consultant, REtail

With extensive experience in the energy sector, Sophie delivers permanent talent acquisition solutions across transformation, programme management, project management and business analyst roles.

She has supported businesses with the roll out of SMART metering since 2014 and her knowledge of the industry is second to none.

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Elliot Dryden

Senior Consultant COMMODITIES

Elliot is a determined and ambitious Consultant, quickly progressing to become a Senior Consultant since joining. He has a knack for building strong relationships, and is responsible for heading up the commodities desk here at Vallum Associates, consistently developing out new relationships with trading clients across the globe. With an extensive track record in placing Energy & Commodity professionals, Elliot brokers deals with efficiency and clarity, offering first class solutions to his portfolio of clients.

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Jason Petelin

Principal Consultant Sustainability

An established Recruitment Consultant with over 8 1/2 years’ experience delivering a wide variety of personnel for 24/7 critical contracts, specialist technical hires and C-Suite retained searches. Jason takes a very collaborative and service led approach to his role, where he derives great pride in establishing honest relationships with clients and candidates to meet their total recruitment requirements. 

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Max Jones

Consultant, sustainability

Max is taking his first steps within the world of recruitment. A talented semi-professional hockey player, and a keen pianist; Max has already shown his excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to quickly grow relationships gained from years working within sales and hospitality. He’s an excellent judge of character and has an aptitude for seeking out the right candidates for a role.

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Honey Hassan

Delivery Team Lead

With and impressive background in Talent Acquisition, Honey’s recruitment career has gone from strength to strength gaining leading market intelligence within technology and Cloud. Heading the Delivery Team here at Vallum Associates, Honey’s skill and expertise allows us to always find the best talent on the market.

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Sam Houghton-Russell

senior Consultant, Delivery Team

Sams’ quick growth within the recruitment world shows his aptitude for talent  acquisition and his ability to quickly and effectively determine what clients and candidates are looking for. With a background within Energy & Utilities, Sam sits within our Transformation & Change desk, specialising in Architecture and focusing on contract placements.

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James Bland

Consultant, Delivery Team

James comes from a Finance background having worked previously within a head-hunting firm but sitting within the Finance Department. James now channels his passions for finance and maths into his recruitment career specialising in Banking & Finance.

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Karl Cunningham

Delivery Team

Karl’s excellent interpersonal skills and his ability to listen and quickly determine a clients needs makes him a stand out consultant and a valued member of the delivery team.


Beata Kurpas

Consultant, Delivery Team

A quick learner and with a drive to succeed, Beata’s quickly cementing her place has an excellent headhunter. She even holds the company record having placed her first candidate in her first week of becoming a recruiter! 

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Mohammad Kalhoro

Operations Manager

At Vallum Associates we provide ourselves in providing the best Talent Acquisition service as possible. This would be hard to manage without the efforts and skills of our Operations Manager Mohammad. Arguably the backbone of the Vallum Company, Moh has the hard task of making sure everything runs smoothly in the background, ensuring that all ur consultants have everything they need in order to supply a first rate service.

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Charlie Burt

Marketing Manager

As Marketing Manager, Charlottes aim is to help build the Vallum legacy as the company continues in its growth, assisting in activating projects and new opportunities, and continuing their dialogue within the market.

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