The Storm Piper Team

Storm Piper Biographies

Jason Hanford

Jason Hanford Regional Director Emerging Markets (Director)

Jason Hanford

Regional Director Emerging Markets (Director)

Jason Hanford
After graduating with a science related degree, Jason worked firstly in the Pathology Department at Ealing Hospital and then for DuPont followed by Elizabeth Arden where he held a number of technical roles. Later on he joined an international law firm specialising in Product Liability Litigation where he developed medical and scientific expert witnesses for legal cases.He subsequently moved into executive search more than 20 years ago, the last 7 of which were as Head of the MEAF region for Ken Clark International. Clients included some of the world’s leading life science and consumer companies. In July 2011 Jason became one of the founding partners of Storm Piper Executive Search.
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Tanya O’Sullivan

Tanya O’Sullivan Director

Tanya O’Sullivan

Director

Tanya O’Sullivan
Since graduation Tanya has specialised within UK media in the fields of commercial airtime trading and buying. After trading airtime at ITV, she moved to Mediavest and then subsequently to Mediaedge CIA where she planned and executed media communication campaigns for a variety of clients including Alfa Romeo and Chanel. Most recently she has spent 15 years at Channel 5, where as Head of Airtime for the commercial airtime trading team, she was responsible for revenue maximisation, yield management and sales operations.
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John Thompson

John Thompson Director

John Thompson

Director

John Thompson
After graduation, John worked for Lucas Aerospace in a management role before going on to gain an MSc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Since completing this he has held a number of specialist Operations and Logistics roles for blue chip energy companies including BP and Hess Energy Trading Company (part owned by Hess Corporation of the USA). His specialities include freight trading, logistics and ship chartering within the Chemical, Petroleum & Crude Oil markets.
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Wasen Al-Samarrai

+971 (0) 56 170 4840

Wasen Al-Samarrai Regional Director - Middle East & Africa

Wasen Al-Samarrai

Regional Director - Middle East & Africa

Wasen Al-Samarrai
Achieving a HND in Business Management, Wasen began her early working career in Business Development at blue chip technology companies, McAfee and Cisco. Her move into Executive Search began at the regional recruitment company, Bayt.com. From here she went on to join Standard Chartered Bank (Private Bank division) managing the resourcing requirements of the Middle East practice. Prior to joining Storm Piper, Wasen was Recruiting Director at Ken Clark International focusing solely on the Middle East and Africa region. Based in Dubai, UAE, she has over 12 years’ local recruiting experience and is fluent in both Arabic and English.
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Kathryn Pritchard

+44 7 4 35 78 1974

Kathryn Pritchard Finance & Administration Manager

Kathryn Pritchard

Finance & Administration Manager

Kathryn Pritchard
Kathryn started her Career in the Microbiology department at Maidstone hospital followed by the Medical Defence Union, specialising in cover for Medical Professionals. She subsequently moved on to Fraud department of a large Financial organisation – Cabot Financial before spending 10 years at SeachFlow – a Canadian owned MDA company specialising in online conveyancing. She held a number of roles there including HR support, payroll & pensions and Executive PA to the CEO. Kathryn joined the Storm Piper team in 2015.
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