Barrie Pallen

Barrie Pallen

Barrie established BPA in 1993 and has developed long-lasting relationships with the Global & Divisional Heads of Tax in world-leading multinationals across APAC, LATAM & Europe. Many of the people he recruited as young tax professionals are today’s tax leaders.

Of greatest importance to Barrie is to provide the very best service possible to clients.

Barrie studied Economics & Marketing at university and comes from a family of entrepreneurs. He has enjoyed building the business over the years and seeing it expand from a predominantly UK focused search business, to one that operates globally.

William Sheppard

William Sheppard

Will focuses on recruiting at the senior level across all sectors of the European tax market. Since starting his career in 2006, he has built strong relationships with an extensive number of international companies including Fortune 500, European headquartered, and FTSE-listed organisations. Will’s dedication to each project he takes on, coupled with in-depth market knowledge, has enabled him to build an excellent reputation across the European tax market.

Will studied Politics at the University of York and has a postgraduate diploma in Law. He has a keen interest in current affairs and international politics. He is also an enthusiastic sportsman, captaining his local football team.

James Preselo

James Preselo

James has been working in Tax recruitment since 2006 and focuses on introducing tax professionals across all specialisms, into some of the world’s most successful businesses. Having initially trained at a listed recruitment firm, he joined BPA in 2010 to recruit tax professionals (across all specialisms) for companies in the UK, Middle East & Africa.

James thrives on a challenge and feels privileged to have the opportunity to assist professionals from a variety of different backgrounds & cultures and really make a positive impact.

Hearing the satisfaction from a client or candidate who has found the perfect match is his biggest motivation.

James graduated from Cardiff University with a 2:1 LLB degree in Law and a postgraduate diploma in commercial law.

Lucienne Ndong

Lucienne Ndong

After obtaining a Master degree in Business Management in France, Lucienne relocated to London and joined BPA in April 2014. As a fellow “parisienne”, she is handling assignments for roles based in France, but she is also dealing with tax recruitment projects across Europe. She recruits tax professionals from Assistant Tax Manager to Tax Manager grade. Lucienne has a strong interest in Human Resources. She makes sure to find the right fit for her clients and her candidates, as she understands how important recruitment is for organisations.

Lucienne is a French national and she speaks English fluently. Her hobbies are athletics, Afro/Latino dances, travelling and HR.