Meet the Team
Established in 2000 and based in Dubai since 2008, esp has built up an excellent reputation for being honest, professional and an expert source of information for clients and candidates from graduate to managing director level in the GCC and overseas. We are the only Middle East based team in the world of event recruitment; our knowledge base and on the ground experience is second to none.
Rebecca, a BA Hons business studies graduate, founded the company in 1999 after earlier jobs within the London Convention Bureau, hotels, and event recruitment. With business partner Liz Sinclair they built the company into what is now the leading global event recruitment agency. Rebecca opened their Dubai office in 2008 and now has a team of 6. She is also the immediate past president and board advisor of the regional chapter of events industry trade association ILEA, after finishing a two year term as president in July 2016
She is passionate about people and events and considers herself to have found her true vocation in life, and wants to help others do the same!
She loves the sea, walking, family, friends and food, in no particular order!
Account Manager – Design & Creative, Hotels & Venues
Susanna was born in Sweden and spent her childhood there before going on to complete her studies in Australia. In her early years, Susanna began her career in hotel and event management, where she spent 3 years participating in running events such as Nicole Kidman’s wedding and then 2 years working for The Four Seasons. In 2007 Susanna upped and left with her sights set on China, where she embarked upon her recruitment journey, initially working for a full service advertising agency and then on to a boutique Design Recruitment Agency.
Susanna brings 6 years’ experience in Creative Recruitment to the team and has worked with clients such as frog design, Interbrand and McCann Erickson. She possesses a real passion for dogs, design and desert running.
Account Manager – Support Services
Janette has lived in a number of places throughout her life including the USA, Thailand and Dubai. She has a degree in economics and brings with her experience of marketing, finance and customer service. Janette manages the office and provides recruitment solutions for events industry support services. Janette is passionate about fashion and design.
Marketing and Project/Event Coordinator
Elizabeth was born in Liverpool England; she is currently studying International Business management at Manchester Metropolitan University with a year in industry. After completing her first two years of university she flew to Dubai to join our team in September 2016 and begin her placement year. Elizabeth is working on our marketing and projects such as The Eventice and the Salary Survey. Her dream has always been to move to and work in Dubai, so once she has completed her studies she Is hoping to move out here permanently. Elizabeth is passionate about family, friends, travelling and skiing, not to mention shopping!