"It's rare to meet genuine industry experts with such a focussed approach to delivery. With Darwin Hawkins, we are looking forward to making a real difference in the Irish financial recruitment sector."
- James Caan CBE

Mark Baker ACA

Mark began his career at Deloitte in Dublin, where he trained in financial services audit and qualified as a chartered accountant, in 2011. Post qualification he spent almost four years in the portfolio and relationship management area of a large financial institution in the banking sector. Mark then moved to FK International, where he discovered his passion for financial recruitment. Three years later Mark co-founded Darwin Hawkins in 2018.

Niall O’Kelly ACA

Niall began his career in PwC Dublin, where he trained in financial services audit and qualified as a chartered accountant, in 2009. His post qualification finance experience includes; a role as a credit analyst with a large financial institution and a financial reporting role within the investment management industry. Niall went on to spend seven years in finance recruitment with FK International before co-founding Darwin Hawkins in 2018.

James Caan CBE

James Caan is one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs. He made a  global success of his recruitment companies, Alexander Mann and Humana International. In 2004, he founded private equity firm Hamilton Bradshaw which now has a portfolio of 30+ businesses. He is well known for joining the hit BBC show – Dragons’ Den, and The Business Class on CNBC. A passionate supporter of small businesses, James chaired the government’s Start-Up Loans scheme and now invests in and mentors Recruitment Entrepreneur businesses.

David Joyce

David began his career at KPMG in Dublin, where he trained in financial services audit and qualified as a chartered accountant. His post qualification experience includes time in Transaction Services and Risk Consulting within KPMG followed by 2 years working with a large asset manager in the Renewable Power sector before joining Darwin Hawkins in 2019.

Mark Baker ACA

Managing Partner

mbaker@darwinhawkins.com
+353 1 529 4201

Niall O’Kelly ACA

Managing Partner

nokelly@darwinhawkins.com
+353 1 529 4202

James Caan CBE

Chairman

David Joyce

Recruitment Consultant

djoyce@darwinhawkins.com
+353 1 529 4203

Aonghus Cody

Recruitment professional and Big 4 trained qualified chartered accountant. Post qualification experience with Deloitte in Financial Services, followed by two years Financial Reporting in the Insurance Sector before transitioning to the recruitment industry joining Darwin Hawkins Financial Recruitment in 2019.

Daisy Betteridge

Daisy oversees and manages all operational activity within the business and plays a key part in ensuring operational efficiency. She implements best-practice business strategies and works closely with suppliers to ensure everything runs smoothly, allowing the partners to focus on running their business.

Samantha Proctor

With over 22 years of delivering marketing, communications, digital, PR and events programmes for global events across multiple industry sectors, Sam brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Having spent the past 11 years specialising in recruitment, she sets the strategy for all externally-facing marketing activity for the Darwin Hawkins brand.

Gaz Khan

Gaz joined Recruitment Entrepreneur as a temp credit controller in February 2017 and has since been made a permanent member of staff. Gaz’s experience lies mainly within credit control for law firms.

Aonghus Cody

Recruitment Consultant

acody@darwinhawkins.com
+353 1 529 4206

Daisy Betteridge

Head of Operations

dbetteridge@darwinhawkins.com

Samantha Proctor

Group Marketing & Comms Director

sproctor@darwinhawkins.com

Gaz Khan

Credit Controller

gkhan@darwinhawkins.com

Mark Baker ACA

Mark began his career at Deloitte in Dublin, where he trained in financial services audit and qualified as a chartered accountant, in 2011. Post qualification he spent almost four years in the portfolio and relationship management area of a large financial institution in the banking sector. Mark then moved to FK International, where he discovered his passion for financial recruitment. Three years later Mark co-founded Darwin Hawkins in 2018.

Mark Baker ACA

Managing Partner

mbaker@darwinhawkins.com

Niall O’Kelly ACA

Niall began his career in PwC Dublin, where he trained in financial services audit and qualified as a chartered accountant, in 2009. His post qualification finance experience includes; a role as a credit analyst with a large financial institution and a financial reporting role within the investment management industry. Niall went on to spend seven years in finance recruitment with FK International before co-founding Darwin Hawkins in 2018.

Niall O’Kelly ACA

Managing Partner

nokelly@darwinhawkins.com

James Caan CBE

James Caan is one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs. He made a  global success of his recruitment companies, Alexander Mann and Humana International. In 2004, he founded private equity firm Hamilton Bradshaw which now has a portfolio of 30+ businesses. He is well known for joining the hit BBC show – Dragons’ Den, and The Business Class on CNBC. A passionate supporter of small businesses, James chaired the government’s Start-Up Loans scheme and now invests in and mentors Recruitment Entrepreneur businesses.

James Caan CBE

Chairman