Since 1999 we have specialised in delivering high-quality, personalised services in executive search and interim solutions. We work across roles at GM/MD level and leadership roles in the functional areas of Marketing & Communications, Product, Sales, Finance, Accounting & Commercial, and Digital, Customer Experience & Data.

Our History

Established in 1999 by founding partners with over 50 years combined experience we understand what it takes to be successful.

Founded by Ian McAlpine and Mark O’Connor in 1999, Perceptor has stayed true to its original vision of being a respected leader in mid to senior level recruitment, providing highly personalised service to clients and candidates over the long-term.

Anchored by a highly ethical and professional approach, we have adapted our services to changing markets, leveraging the latest technologies to support our experienced consultants in delivering successful outcomes.

In an industry with few barriers to entry and high rates of churn, Perceptor remains consistent and reliable with unrivalled longevity of consultants, while at the same time ensuring we are relevant and contemporary in a fast-moving, technology-focused business world.

Our Vision & Values

To continually build on our existing track record and long-term relationships to ensure the future success of our clients and candidates.

Perceptive. We are thoughtful and insightful in our approach and assessments.

Valued. Our clients value our network, capability and flexibility.

Authentic. We are genuine, transparent and ethical in our approach and communications.

Our People

Any services firm is nothing without its people. Our people bring deep industry expertise and a customer focused work ethic. Our consultants are experienced, passionate and focused. They know their specialist markets intimately and work relentlessly to identify high-calibre candidates, listening to their aspirations to ensure they provide sound career advice and present only relevant and exciting opportunities.

Office of the Customer

We offer deep expertise in all roles within the Office of the Customer, being contemporary marketing, communications, product, data and sales leadership capability for today’s evolving businesses.


Finance, Accounting & Commercial

We are proven leaders in sourcing high-calibre finance talent for aspirational businesses across a wide range of industry sectors.


Digital & Data

Perceptor has been making senior leadership appointments from the first dot com boom in 1999 through to the present. Be it a large complex organisation undergoing transformation or a start up evolving to scale up phase we have experience and expertise to guide you through the talent market with a focus on credibility and genuine expertise.