Managing Director

Ann’s recruitment experience spans over two decades and she has worked with SME and private equity clients as well as FTSE 100 and 250 organisations across all hierarchical levels of finance and project management recruitment.

After graduating from the University of Oxford, her recruitment career started at one of the world’s largest global HR and recruitment firms and she became a prolific biller and highly respected Senior Manager in both the permanent and interim space.

Armed with an enviable network of clients and candidates, she has the ability to intuitively match individuals to roles with a comprehensive understanding of the brief process, shortlisting the most suitable candidates and taking the mandate through to completion.

Ann’s hands-on approach to recruitment is consultative and she understands that not only is experience important to a role, the culture and personality fit are equally as vital and can often mark the difference between success and failure.

Ann’s raison d’être is to make the recruitment process fun and hassle-free. She will always give an honest answer and maintains an open dialogue with clients and candidates, some of whom have been with her for many years.


Head of Financial Services recruitment

Jim Gervaise-Brazier is Head of Financial Services recruitment at Ad Idem consulting. He has been recruiting Operations, Risk, Marketing and Distribution candidates into some of the worlds leading Financial Services firms since 2005.

He is proud to say that he has retained many clients for this whole duration and he has helped people on both sides of the recruitment fence achieve their personal and professional goals.

Unlike at most firms,  although he is the head of the division, Jim stills deals daily with Clients and Candidates as this is the side of the business that he enjoys the most, whether it be helping a client to fill a difficult role or to help a new graduate get their first role in a hedge fund.

If you want to have a confidential conversation with Jim please email


Executive Headhunter

Sam Barrett has been with Ad Idem Consulting since 2017 and was brought in originally to work alongside Jim in the Financial Services Division. Having spent his entire career in sales in the UK and internationally, he turned his hand to recruitment for the first time under the tutelage of the Directors.

Having successfully learnt his trade with Jim, he now finds himself working alongside Ann and Tom on Ad Exec International. Utilising his natural business development skills to generate new revenue opportunities within the world of Private Equity and their portfolio companies, he continues to develop into a successful, international recruiter.

Having worked across a number of different industries throughout a successful sales career, Sam continues his pattern of success and is fast becoming a familiar name in the industry, already becoming a driving force behind the continued growth of the division.



Henry Lenehan joined Ad Idem Consulting in July of 2018, straight out of university, to work within the Financial Services team alongside Jim. Henry has found his niche within this team placing a range of positions from graduates to ‘Head of’ into Asset Managers and Hedge Funds with salaries from £28,000 – £100,000.

Henry came into Financial Services recruitment with strong industry knowledge, which he gained during his International Business degree and has continued to expand since joining.

Henry is currently one of Ad Idem’s rising stars, billing well and placing candidates quickly into positions across the West End and City. Henry has real consultative style, and both candidates and clients love his honest, no nonsense approach to recruitment.


Office Manager and EA

Gabrielle Fowler is the Office Manager and EA to the directors. Hailing from Australia, she joined the Ad Idem Consulting team in 2020 with an extensive Event Management background and a passion for creating a productive working environment.

Gabby supports our consultants and is responsible for compliance and IR35 projects. Without Gabby our business would not function. She also is a dab hand at resourcing, a systems expert, and an organisational legend.