Meet the Team

Kelly Morton | CEO
Kelly Morton

CEO of STEM (UK), Impellam

Kelly Morton, Impellam CEO of STEM in the UK, started her career as a Research Chemist and spent 10 years in industry prior to joining the world of recruitment and to this day remains passionate about STEM related industries. After joining Impellam’s Life Science Recruitment brand, SRG, in 2000, Kelly was quickly identified as a driving force for the business and climbed the ranks to become MD. Over her career Kelly has taken the SRG business from a niche UK science recruitment company to growing a global STEM recruitment network, covering all STEM disciplines.  Kelly is now proud to be CEO of the full Impellam STEM network, where she focusses on working with customers to create future facing talent solutions and she is excited to lead the team at Lorien in connecting the future of tech.

Lorien Managing Director | David Gettins
David Gettins

Managing Director, Lorien

With over 18 years experience in the IT staffing industry, David has in-depth experience of fulfilment and delivery models to include multi-location, multi-sector and niche skills. David oversees key aspects of the business such as end to end sales, delivery and management of the Lorien On-site, Managed Service and RPO service offerings.

David is also directly responsible for our clients’ ongoing satisfaction and ensuring that Lorien continues to exceed expectations on its deliverables. He is also responsible and accountable for management of over 5,000 contractors across the UK.
Sales Director | Joanna Fagbadegun
Joanna Fagbadegun

Sales Director

Joanna has over 15 years’ talent acquisition and recruitment outsourcing experience. She has worked with a number of established and growing organisations across a range of industries, including technology, financial services, pharmaceuticals, and professional services.
Annelise Smith
Annie Smith

Director for MSP and RPO

A qualified Prince 2 practitioner specialising in design, implementation and delivery of complex outsourced recruitment models across the financial services, professional services, local authority, retail, aviation, technology and telecoms sectors, Annie has worked in recruitment for 12 years. She has experience within specialist contract and permanent recruitment as well as high volume temp models.

Starting at Lorien in 2015, Annie primarily focuses on our RPO and MSP accounts, ensuring that we always deliver the best quality service to our clients and continually adapt to meet their changing needs. She also heads up Lorien’s project and implementation function.
Bill Graham
Bill Graham

Head of Lorien Specialist Markets

Bill has over 20 years’ experience leading and building high performing teams in the technology and engineering staffing sector, ranging from VC backed start-ups to some of the UK’s largest brands. He’s passionate about technology and people, expertise in strategy, complex transformation, and the full range of staffing solutions. Bill leads Lorien’s Specialist Markets practice, home to vertical experts in our key strategic markets.
Adam Robinson
Adam Robinson

Regional Director

Adam has worked in the technology recruitment sector since 2007, with experience acting as the key contact and operational lead for large accounts in retail, financial services, the public sector, utilities and consultancy. He currently leads a team of account managers, resourcers and delivery directors across Lorien’s UK operations, driving delivery into some of Lorien’s largest key accounts, as well as leading the Specialist Markets team in the North. 
Sean Bowman
Sean Bowman

Regional Director

Sean started his career 21 years ago specialising in the set-up and delivery of high volume and bespoke contingent solutions across multiple sectors. Over the last four years Sean has successfully established Lorien’s Statement of Work (SOW) practice to meet current and future market conditions.
Head of Marketing | Louise Dowding
Louise Dowding

Global STEM Marketing Director

Louise has worked in recruitment marketing for 16 years and has extensive experience in the UK and international markets across candidate and client marketing. She is CIM and marketing mini-MBA qualified, with proven experience supporting clients from all walks of life to raise their profile and acquire better talent for their businesses. Louise leads a multi-disciplinary marketing team across Impellam Group STEM.
Darren Topping
Darren Topping

Director of Solutions and Insight

Darren joined Lorien in 2008 as a tech specialist recruiter and became Director of Solutions and Insight in 2019. Responsible for insight, data, and innovation, Darren uses his market knowledge to give our clients full visibility of market information and forces – driving innovation, efficiencies and continuous improvement. Darren is a dedicated supporter of social mobility. Within Lorien, he is a mental health first aider, as well as an ambassador for the Tech Talent Charter.