Our Consultants

Amanda Fone FIRP – Founder & CEO

Amanda Fone: Over 30 years in recruitment and search for the Marketing & Communications discipline. An irrepressible interest in helping your career and your business and a fierce advocate of the individual. Champion of inclusion, diversity and social mobility. Joint founder of the f1 Back2Businessship programme for returning to work parents & contributed to a House of Commons Select Committee in January 2016 on the Gender Pay Gap. Amanda is co-founder of the #BAME20/20 diversity programme which launched in June 2016 at the offices of Google. Mentor, trainer, coach and determined for everyone to get the best out of their career whatever their level and background. One of the best connected recruiters in London. Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and an advocate of driving the agenda for recruitment to be seen as a highly professional and aspirational career path.


Jennifer Chapman, Senior Associate

Jennifer is an experienced recruiter specialising in media and marketing. With over twenty years’ experience in the industry covering digital; social; media as well as client and agency sales. After her maternity break Jennifer returned to the industry as Head of Client Sales at Mumsnet. She offers an intuitive deep understanding of the needs of candidates and employers and cares passionately about matching the right individuals to the roles she works on.



Megan Strang, Senior Associate

Megan started her career in events and experiential. She has over 8 years recruitment experience and has been with the f1 team for five years.  She progressed quickly from associate to senior associate. Megan is a highly intuitive recruiter; she works fast and accurately and is great at identifying talent. Megan does a lot of work in the sport sector, across PR and sponsorship, and she also has good knowledge of consumer PR and of events and experiential.


Jack White – Associate

Jack started his career in recruitment in London in 2015 after graduating from Leeds Beckett University in Sports Marketing. Having lived in Sydney for the last 2 years Jack returns to join f1 on the freelance team to help grow and develop that market. Jack prides himself on delivering the best service possible to both clients and candidates and in doing so has developed strong and lasting relationships. If you are a candidate looking for a new contract across Marketing, PR, Media or Sport & Entertainment, or a client looking for contract support then get in touch with Jack.


Chantelle Carroll-Simmonds, Associate

Chantelle started her career as a key account resourcer role for a London based recruitment consultancy after finishing her psychology degree. At f1 she works with sports, digital and communication agencies across the UK placing graduates and experienced candidates. Contact Chantelle for roles in Sports Marketing, Data Analytics, CRM and Marketing.



Johnnie Carpenter, Junior Associate

Johnnie graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Genetics. He works with Luke helping to manage and grow the f1 freelance and interim service to candidate at all levels off their career. Outside of work, Johnnie’s other main passions are playing football and futsal.



Nick Davies, Junior Associate

Through his love of sport and playing cricket at a high level, Nick embarked on a new career within the recruitment industry. With the skills and experiences learnt during his sporting career, Nick is now looking forward to transferring these to the talent sector.



Oliver Wright, Junior Associate

Oliver graduated from the University of Bristol with an MSc in Stem Cell and Regeneration in June 2018. He chose to pursue a career in recruitment after deciding that Science wasn’t for him. He aims to apply his analytical skills to this new sector and help individuals make the correct career choices. Apart from work, his hobbies include powerlifting and cooking.



Declan Wood, Junior Associate

Declan graduated from King’s College London with a BA (Hons) in French and Hispanic Studies in June 2018. He decided to pursue a career in recruitment with a desire to transfer his skills acquired during his university degree and a year spent living in Europe in order to learn and succeed in the industry. Away from work his main hobbies include playing football and tennis.



Mette Jorgensen, in-house recruiter

Since graduating from Copenhagen Business School, Mette has a  career spanning 18 years recruiting across a variety of sectors in london. At f1recruitment she focuses on recruiting high calibre recruitment professionals, expanding our already successful and entrepreneurial team. . Email Mette@f1recruitment.com

Julia Ottaway, Accounts and Finance

Julia has worked in Finance since leaving school having trained with British Airways. Following a career in the travel industry and the family building business, Julia has been with f1 for many years, working on the Accounts & Finance side. Outside of work, Julia has a keen interest in Architecture and Interior Design and has recently finished a course of study in this.

Deirdre McKay, EA to CEO, Press & PR Contact

For Press & PR Enquiries, please contact Deirdre

Tel: + 44 2033 716874