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Our Leadership Group

simon Simon Dear
Chief Executive Officer

Simon is responsible for strategy, growth and customer development in all Tangent operations, and is as likely to be seen meeting with our customers as he is meeting with Tangent's advisors. He has 15 years' recruitment experience, has worked on 5 continents, and maintains an ultra keen interest in finding local solutions to international opportunities. Educated at Brighton College and Reading University, his first foray into recruitment was with Parity, a mainstream ICT recruiter. He was subsequently hired by Tangent to develop operations in Asia and the USA.

kristian Kristian Martin
Sales Director

Kristian has worked in the ICT recruitment arena for over 8 years. He began his career recruiting specifically for the IT industry. Upon joining Tangent, Kristian identified a need within the mobile terminals market and quickly established one of the largest pools of labour available to help meet the demand. Kristian is currently responsible for Tangent's major accounts across the globe. He has established a dedicated group with experience of managing large workforces in over 55 countries.

richard Richard Arthurton
Sales Director

Richard has been in the Mobile Technology recruitment sector for the past 15 years, having previously worked at two other international recruitment companies. Richard has been instrumental in setting up both Tangent International's US subsidiary, TanIntCo Inc., and Tangent's Business Development Group. His current remit is the management and guidance of an experienced Sales team focused on the development of business within Europe and emerging markets.

robin Robin Legg
Group Operations Director

Robin's prime role is to ensure the group's contractual relationship with our clients and suppliers is clear and compliant, and that our systems and processes are of the highest quality. Prior to joining Tangent 10+ years ago to lead its Project Management Division, which successfully undertook projects for customers in the Aeronautical, Financial Services, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Retail and Utility industries, he was previously with HM Government and Standard Chartered Bank, where he was responsible for development and roll-out of major systems.

peter Peter Connor
FCCA Finance Director

Peter joined Tangent as a Financial Accountant and has over 20 year’ experience within the group. Before joining Tangent, Peter worked as an accountant for the Powell Duffryn Group in its oil and chemical division. Peter is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.

simont Simon Tolhurst
Director Asia Pacific
Simon Tolhurst has over 20 years' ICT recruiting experience. After a notable career with the UK's largest technical recruiter, Simon emigrated to Australia to resume his successful career path. Having spent 4 years with Icon in Sydney, Simon was recruited by Tangent to run their operations across Asia Pacific. He is focused on developing long-term relationships with Tangent clients and candidate base, and is one of the most experienced recruitment professionals working in the region.

dave David Delbecq
MEA & APAC Ops Director

David is currently MEA & APAC Operations Director for Tangent International. He has over 11 years experience in recruitment and staffing solutions, all of which has been spent within Tangent. David's recruitment experience spans FMCG, Heavy Industry, Telecommunications, IT, Management & Business Consultancy and Senior Sales - specialising also in recruitment campaigns and 'volume' executive recruitment.