Leadership Team

Welcome to Eutopia’s main board and executive management team. Click on a biography for further details.

CRAIG COVERMAN

CRAIG COVERMAN

FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

PERSONAL

Married with three children – Charlie, Freddie and Tillie – Craig has his hands full. He is an amateur actor and singer (a member of his local light operatic society) who enjoys skiing, running and cycling. Let’s hope his skiing is better than his singing.

OVERVIEW

Craig is degree educated with over 25 years extensive recruitment experience for the likes of Computer People, Longbridge and Best International prior to establishing Eutopia in 2001.

At Computer People plc, he jointly managed the firm?s International Division, running campaigns globally for clients such as Morgan Stanley, IBM and AT&T. He then moved to Longbridge, a boutique Executive Search firm, responsible for establishing its Technology brand specialising in the Capital Markets and Professional Services. His final move was to Best International Group running its European, SAP, Comms and Global teams.

Craig is proud to have founded Eutopia in 2001. Since then he has acted for a number of the companies key accounts, managing the recruitment of Technology Specialists, including development, infrastructure and applications specialists through to more strategic skilled individuals covering management and architecture ? with a focus on new technologies (covering cloud, mobility, collaborative, customer relationship and business intelligence). He has always maintained a hands-on approach with his clients many of whom delay important projects until they know Craig is available to deliver to them.

Craig is responsible for Eutopia’s growth, profitability and strategy across all three offices (and continents!)

DAVID VOICE

DAVID VOICE

DIRECTOR – TELECOMS

PERSONAL

David is married with two adult children, four adult step-children and two grandchildren (we know – he doesn’t look old enough)! At weekends, he enjoy exploring the UAE with his wife, Jackie – scuba diving as often as they can, having both recently seen dolphin, turtles and even a shark!

OVERVIEW

David is Telecommunications qualified (Radar & Radio) with 25 years recruitment experience, having worked for Rullion and Best International plc, before joining the newly launched Eutopia in early 2002.

David joined Rullion in early 1991, launching its Permanent Recruitment business which grew to be a market leader, managing large scale recruitment projects for many blue chip clients – including 200+ people for an American Billing Software company. He then joined Best International in 1997, starting its Manchester operation from scratch. During his time with Best, David also managed its operations in Yorkshire and Scotland, as well as holding the position of National Accounts Director, working alongside Craig Coverman, overseeing all Major Accounts.

David joined Eutopia early in 2002, leading Eutopia’s ever expanding Telecoms Practice. Over the past 13 years, David and the Telecoms Team have been placing people across the globe into permanent, contract and interim positions up to CEO level. He has worked primarily with Mobile & Fixed Network Operators and more recently with Triple & Quad Play Operators. The list of countries covered is extensive to include the Americas (South, Central, North & Caribbean), Africa, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and the South Pacific. Within the Telco Operator vertical, the main areas of focus have been the C-Suite and also roles within Commercial (Sales, Marketing, Customer Experience) and other ‘Business Services’ such as Finance and Legal) with launch projects being a particular highlight (UAE, KSA, Oman, Myanmar to name but a few).

PAUL HUBBARD

PAUL HUBBARD

Associate Director

PERSONAL

Paul is married with 2 young children – Max and Sofia. He is a huge music fan and attends as many festivals and concerts as Mrs Hubbard will allow. He is also a sports pundit (from his armchair) and writes the odd piece of amateur poetry – available on request.

OVERVIEW

Paul is degree-educated with 15 years recruitment experience. After an initial successful career in medical recruitment, where he was a founding partner for an NHS approved supplier, Paul moved sector to Information Technology with Eutopia in 2005. He now leads the UK’s Permanent Delivery Team to Eutopia’s largest and most important clients.

Paul is also a key part of Eutopia’s global leadership team. He holds management responsibility spanning both our UK and South African GRT tm operation whilst retaining key account leadership. He and his team have specific expertise in areas such as applications architecture, web development, business intelligence and ERP (SAP and Oracle) – as well as senior Technology Consulting positions.

Paul is regarded as Eutopia’s Search & Selection thought-leader and his methodologies have ensured our delivery teams provide clients with innovative staffing solutions and the highest quality of service.

ADRIAN MANISTRE

ADRIAN MANISTRE

Associate Director

PERSONAL

Adrian is married to Camilla, an investment banker, and lives in Hertfordshire together with their Springer Spaniel, Baxter. When not enjoying extreme sports (another Eutopia wake boarder!), Adrian can be seen parading through his village, dressed as a Country Gent.

OVERVIEW

Adrian holds a Degree in Estate Management, starting his career as a Chartered Surveyor. He quickly moved into the talent business, joining Progressive (part of S3 plc) in a technology recruitment role, sourcing Development specialists for City-based clients. His penultimate move was to UK-market leader, Computer People, working with leading retailers (and vendors) in this space, such as Tesco, Sainsburys, Littlewoods and Ocado, supplying technology specialists on a permanent and interim basis.

Adrian was headhunted to join Eutopia with a remit to lead the advance of our Interim Practice, which has proved highly successful. Beyond Eutopia’s traditional technology and telecoms client base, Adrian has added HR, Learning and Transformation specialisms to our domain area expertise. Working with the likes of BP, Linklaters LLP and other major corporates, Eutopia has been involved with major global change programmes across a number of markets, utilising innovative sourcing channels and creative supply techniques to truly help drive business benefits to these clients.

DIANA BAYES

DIANA BAYES

Group Operations Manager

PERSONAL

When not working, Diana enjoys the gym & swimming and, together with her partner, loves the outdoors & travelling. That said, she is also equally happy relaxing at home, with a glass of wine and a good book!

OVERVIEW

Diana joined Eutopia in 2006 and since then has developed her role to encompass many aspects of the Company’s operational, financial & administration areas. Her willingness in taking on new areas and making them work effectively and efficiently has resulting in her continual promotion to Group Operations Manager.

Prior to 2006, Diana’s varied career included a number of years working overseas in Europe as Manager for a major travel company and Key Account Manager for a prestige vehicle fleet supplier.

Diana’s professional and friendly approach to her work enables her to establish & maintain excellent relationships with Eutopia’s Clients and Contract Consultants – a part of her job which she enjoys immensely. As Eutopia’s CEO says, “every business should have a Diana” – testament to her drive, passion and pride in what she does.