People Expert Council

Paul Westall

Paul is a Co-Founder of Agreus Group.


Agreus Group is a full-service resourcing and recruitment consultancy – dedicated to working exclusively with Family Offices throughout the World.


Agreus Group was founded from the desire to become a true partner to Family Offices – recognising that their unique requirements could be better serviced from a specialist resourcing and recruitment boutique.


Paul leads brand and business development. Prior to Agreus Group, Paul was a senior recruitment manager in the City of London, specialising in financial services. His sector specific experience gives Family Office clients the confidence and skills to manage resources effectively.


Paul is a contributor to Forbes.

Tayyab Mohamed

Tayyab Co Founded Agreus Group in 2010 and is President of their US division.


Prior to this he headed up Private Wealth Management Recruitment for a firm in the city. He has a vast amounts of experience working with Single Family Offices and the Wealth Management community across Europe, Middle East and the USA.


He is responsible for developing new markets and building new client relationships with a focus on the overall strategic growth of the Business. He has ambitions to make Agreus the global leaders in Resourcing and Recruiting exclusively for family Offices.  He has an MBA in Finance. He is passionate about sports and philanthropy.  


Linda Mack

Linda Mack is the Founder and President of Mack International LLC, the premier boutique firm that specializes in providing C-suite retained executive search and strategic human capital consulting solutions to family office, investment firm and enterprise clients on an international basis. Clients range from first generation business owning wealth creators through multi-generational families of six or more generations. Clients also include multi-client family offices and select wealth and investment management firms who serve family offices.


Linda brings more than twenty-five years of combined family office/wealth management, human resources management and financial services experience to each client assignment.


Linda received her M.B.A. in finance and accounting, from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.  She also studied at Franklin University Switzerland as an undergraduate. 


Linda is a frequent speaker at family office conferences on a global basis and is recognized as a thought leader in the family office industry. Linda is a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) and holds the Advanced Certificate in Family Wealth Advising (ACFWA) from FFI.

Charlene Brown

Charlene Brown founded Howlett Brown, the UK’s only people-intelligence firm which brings together HR and people, legal, cultural and governance services in a meaningful and solutions focussed way to add value to clients.


Howlett Brown exists to help organisations operate in an environment where people risk is low and their integrity, inclusion and purpose thrive.


As an employment lawyer, people (HR and employee relations) and culture specialist, Charlene provides strategic and practical advice and guidance on a range of people, cultural and legal related matters. Charlene’s role in helping clients understand, manage and improve their workplace culture is a significant part of her work at Howlett Brown.


In addition to her work beyond Howlett Brown, Charlene sits on various Boards and is the Chair of the Ivors Academy Ethics Committee. For the past two consecutive years, Charlene was named in the top 20 Diversity Professionals in Industry on the Global Diversity List which celebrates excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).


David Morel

David is the Founder and CEO of Tiger Recruitment, a B Corp Certified recruitment agency with a global reach and boutique ethos. Supported by a dedicated team who source experienced family office and private household staff from their network of talent, David consults on staffing structures, workplace trends and hiring best practice to clients around the world.


Since founding the business in London’s West End in 2001, David has overseen its international expansion across New York, Dubai and Zurich. This ensures that the business can deliver a consistency of service excellence to clients internationally across multiple households and family offices. Despite its growth, David’s hands-on approach has ensured that Tiger stays true to his original vision of a truly bespoke and consultative service.


David’s expertise on the employment market and workplace trends is regularly featured in the press. He is also a frequent contributor to Forbes.

Lynda Weatherhead

Having identified the need for a specialist in-depth and personal approach to private clients, family offices and their environments, Lynda Weatherhead is the force behind LJW Recruitment, founded in 2003.  


Lynda has global experience, having lived and worked in Australia, USA, UAE, Switzerland and the UK, providing her with an extensive international network and black book of contacts. Her background in luxury and lifestyle management with some of the world’s leading brands and companies, covers hospitality & hotels, publishing & media, high-end real estate & property management, and specialist international recruitment.


A sought after and recognised high-end recruiter, she has a wealth of knowledge in dealing with staff and client lifestyles, from a variety of countries and cultures. Her expertise, philosophy and global outlook are the driving force behind a boutique agency, that brings exacting private clients together with quality candidates.


Lynda is well known for enabling successful business relationships, an unrivalled quality of service and believes in working in long-term partnerships with all parties.

John Pettman

John Pettman has over 25 years of experience working directly within the world of Domestic Staff.


John’s successful career spans over 10 years as a Butler / Estate Manager / Chief of Staff.


John’s career started at Buckingham Palace, followed by the British Embassy in Paris.


Having himself managed multiple properties and staff worldwide for high-profile families, his in-depth knowledge and expertise are widely recognised and highly respected.


In 2012, John founded Exclusive Household Staff which is an established global market leader for the placement of experienced private household domestic staff as well as added a dedicated Nanny desk known as Exclusive Nannies.


Since then, John has also founded, the Exclusive Butler School in 2017 which provides anyone the opportunity to gain essential core traditional hospitality skills alongside the latest requirements of the modern-day Butler.


John is always thinking of new and creative ideas to share his knowledge and expertise with up-and-coming hospitality workers. Additionally, John is the co-founder of Luxury Yacht Interior Training which arranges upskilling of crew members already onboard luxury super yachts and cruise ships.

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