team

Meet The Team

At Silver Swan Recruitment we do things a little differently to most recruitment companies and are certainly not what you might expect when imagining a recruitment office. We’re a young, fun, sociable team and are passionate about what we do. As a team, we are constantly being trained and developed to be the best in the industry, and as such the majority of our business is through word of mouth. Working from a relaxed office in London Bridge we enjoy working in the business hub of one of the best cities of the world, drinking cocktails on the Southbank and tasting delicious new meals from Borough Market.

Scroll down to meet the team and more importantly why you should come and work with us!

Philippa
Managing Director

Philippa Smith

Philippa launched Silver Swan in 2013 initially catering for the luxury chalet market but quickly expanding to cater for our UHNW clients’ whole portfolio of properties worldwide.

Philippa launched Silver Swan in 2013 initially catering for the luxury chalet market but quickly expanding to cater for our UHNW clients’ whole portfolio of properties worldwide. Having had a corporate recruitment career in London, followed by time spent working for the luxury chalet industry the launch of Silver Swan was the natural next step when a gap in the market presented itself. Silver Swan is growing year on year with lots of big plans for the future so watch this space! Her social life has certainly changed since the birth of baby Freddie, seeing her enjoy many more nights in than big nights out. She has enjoyed getting fit again, going to the gym regularly and training for her first marathon. She also loves good food and good wine!
Laura
Senior Consultant: Private Households

Laura Reeves

Laura has recently joined Silver Swan and has strong knowledge of the Private Household and Private Estates industry.

Laura has recently joined Silver Swan and has strong knowledge of the Private Household and Private Estates industry. Having recruited for some of the most luxurious European homes for the last 7 years she brings a wealth of experience to the team. Fun facts are she speak Portuguese, loves spending all her time with her two German shepherds and is happiest in a good country pub, tucking into Sunday lunch.
Matt
Senior Consultant: Chalets, Villas & Yachts

Matt Walton

Matt joined Silver Swan initially to manage the chalet and villa recruitment however soon gained a wealth of experience supporting the yacht division.

Matt joined Silver Swan initially to manage the chalet and villa recruitment however soon gained a wealth of experience supporting the yacht division, he now manages all our yacht positions also. He has a solid database of experienced crew from Chefs to Stews, and Deckhands to Engineers. He is a big sports fan and can often be found playing 7-a-side football on a Monday night in his prized Plymouth Argyle shirt or skiing in the Alps at any given opportunity.
Michael
Senior Consultant: Saudi Arabia Specialist

Michael O’Riordan

Michael joined the team having worked a total of 8 seasons across both summers and winters, including the French Alps and Japan.

Michael joined the team having worked a total of 8 seasons across both summers and winters, including the French Alps and Japan. He then moved on to spend his summers working in a busy recruitment office in Bristol before relocating to London to start his first permanent UK based role with Silver Swan.
His hobbies include cycle touring in Europe and scuba diving anywhere given the chance. He also can’t get enough of ski – touring/backcountry/park skiing, anything ski related really. On weekends, he can be found enjoying Harlequin home games or a glass of red with family and friends.
Evie
Consultant: Saudi Arabia Specialist

Eve Halliwell

After graduating with an International Business & French degree, Silver Swan placed Eve in a private chalet in Val d’Isere working as a Chalet Host.

After graduating with an International Business & French degree, Silver Swan placed Eve in a private chalet in Val d’Isere working as a Chalet Host. When visiting the chalet mid-season Matt and the team saw how strong Eve was within the role and suggested she joined Silver Swan at the end of the season, which was exactly what she did! She spends her (weekend) days exploring her new Southern surroundings and evenings dancing the night away in true Northern style.
aimee
Recruitment Resourcer

Aimée Stratford

After completing her degree in Economics & Politics at the University of Sheffield, Aimée did a season as a water ski and wakeboard instructor in Greece, a skill she learnt when only 7 years old.

After completing her degree in Economics & Politics at the University of Sheffield, Aimée did a season as a water ski and wakeboard instructor in Greece, a skill she learnt when only 7 years old. She joins Michael and Eve on the Middle East desk, bringing a fresh approach to the Resourcer role and the Silver Swan team as a whole. She has a passion for all things cheese (specifically cheese boards) and dogs – and has an adorable labradoodle called Willow.
steph
Consultant: Middle East & Aviation

Steph Deidda

Based in the UAE, Steph heads up our Dubai office managing our Private Household & Palace division across the UAE.

Based in the UAE, Steph heads up our Dubai office managing our Private Household & Palace division across the UAE. Having worked as a Private PA, overseeing the recruitment of personnel for multiple residences, she comes with a wealth of experience looking after UHNW individuals. She loves CrossFit, snowboarding, scuba diving and wine!

Our Current Vacancies

Private Household

Middle East

Aviation

Yacht

Villa & Chalet

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