Our People

Rebecca Whitney

Rebecca WhitneyWhitney Murray is led by Rebecca Whitney, a search consultant with 17 years' experience, the majority of which has been in communications.

Rebecca's background in executive search means that she applies rigorous research methodologies and sector mapping to each assignment.

She has worked for boutiques and large search firms including Harvey Nash and Armstrong Hope which she co-founded.

Gerry Murray

Rebecca WhitneyGerry Murray is responsible for the coaching and mentoring division of Whitneymurray. Gerry has more than thirty years of executive experience in both PLC and Private company environments.

He was a member of the main board of Emap plc in the 1980s where he was the Chief executive of the business press division.

Gerry founded his own company Digital Media International in the 1990s which was acquired by US media company Advanstar in 1998.

He served as Chief Executive of Dods PLC for 10 years where he received the PPA award for Digital Publisher of the Year in 2011 for the successful migration of the company's media assets to digital platforms. Recently Gerry has taken up a number of non executive and advisory roles in addition to extensive work in business coaching and mentoring.

Jennifer Bargrove

Jennifer started her Corporate Communications Executive Search career in 2006. She is also well known for her work in Investor Relations and Brand Marketing.

Starting her career in Financial Services and Investment Markets, Jennifer has an extensive network within sectors such as industrial and support services, transport, oil & gas and engineering. More recently, she has completed several assignments in the retail, leisure and beverages sector. 

With the on-going convergence of marketing and communications, Jennifer has developed significant expertise in Chief Marketing Officer and Brand Director-level assignments.

Jennifer is a member of the IR Society UK and sits on the Education Committee. She contributes to programmes which develop the skills of Investor Relations professionals in the UK, in particular the Diploma in IR, aimed at experienced IR Officers.