Matthew Jeffery, Head of EY Talent Attraction & Acquisition

Matthew has created a culture and team that embraces diversity & inclusion through empowering team members, creating a safe environment for them to operate in and focusing on their overall well-being. He

Happy to challenge the status quo, he is strong in his convictions and passionate about “making recruitment as critical as to whether the business succeeds”. Matthew is committed to empowering females on his team and in the business and to creating a positive career culture for all team members.

His high energy, drive and vision make him an ideal ambassador for the recruitment profession.



Sarah Manning, Head of Resourcing, Addleshaw Goddard LLP

An impressive candidate in this hotly competed category, Sarah’s passionate leadership and her honesty shone brightly. Judges cited her focus on social mobility, her emphasis on reverse mentoring and honesty in sharing her own neurodiverse diagnosis to champion true diversity both internally and in the broader commercial world.