Meet The Team
Alan Bentley – Managing Director
Alan joined IPM in 2004 as Managing Director. His career has focused on financial services and travel. He is highly experienced in HR at a senior level including international and executive compensation for local nationals, expatriates, and third country nationals, with HSBC and Thomas Cook. Under his leadership IPM has significantly grown its client portfolio and the objective is to further double the size of the business by 2014. Alan acquired sole control of the business in September 2010.
Julie Morris – Accounts and Administration Manager
Julie joined IPM in October 2007 having worked previously within the retail sector and an administrative/accounting environment. Julie has a wealth of expertise in office management and her organisational and administration skills keep the office in order. Julie has recently achieved the AAT Level II certificate in accounting.
Anna Di Pasquale – Head of Client Acquisition
Anna joined IPM in 2003, having managed Nokia’s large expatriate programme into and out of the UK. Anna has extensive experience in international HR and provides services to several clients who between them have assignees in more than 20 countries. She is also a qualified UK Payroll Manager and has managed UK and expatriate payrolls both internally and through outsourced providers. Anna manages an extensive portfolio of UK clients.
Scott Niven – Head of Relationship Management & Strategy
Scott joined IPM in 1997 having previously managed the expatriate programme of the NatWest Bank Group. He manages full out-sourced expatriate administration services for an extensive portfolio of clients, both UK and overseas, whose assignees are spread around the world. Scott has in-depth knowledge and expertise in both the technical and policy issues of international assignment management. He has handled international assignees in more than 40 countries across the globe for a wide range of our blue chip clients. Scott is currently on secondment, returning in March 2014.
Andrew Parker – Head of IT and Business Development
Andrew joined IPM in September 2011 as a Management Consultant before being appointed Head of IT and Business Development. Andrew has wealth of experience in Operational Management and has helped a number of companies in diverse industries. His current role in IPM is to design and deliver a cutting edge operating platform to support IPM's growth plans in conjunction with his role as Head of Business Development.
Julie Buchanan – Regional Director
Julie joined IPM in March 2013. She is a law graduate and is ATT qualified. She has been providing expatriate employee tax advisory and compliance services in Aberdeen for twenty-three years. Eleven of these were with one of the Big 4 accountancy firms, where she was Senior Tax Manager. Thereafter, Julie has continued servicing clients in the same industry sector - as International Tax Director with a managed payroll service and through her own consultancy business. Julie's focus is to build the IPM presence within Scotland and the North Sea business areas.
Georgia Georgiou – Business Development Administrator
Georgia joined the IPM team in July 2011. Georgia initially joined on a 12 month Business Administration apprenticeship and was taken on permanently after completing both her NVQ's Level 2 and 3. Georgia’s role is to provide support to the business development team within the company. Going forward she will be helping increase the company's profile through involvement with exhibitions, conferences and seminars and by keeping our online and social media content up to date.
Karen Bateman – Lead Consultant
Karen joined IPM as Accounts & Administration Manager in May 2006 and after a successful period in this role Karen was promoted to Lead Consultant with IPM. Having previously worked in HR for a large national company. Karen also has a wealth of experience in recruitment, operations and research & development within a large multi-national company. Karen is highly experienced in all aspects of International Assignment management and her responsibilities extend to an extensive range of clients.
Philip Poole – Associate Consultant
Phil joined the team in September 2011 as an International Assignment Co-ordinator, but then moved over to the operations team in February 2012 as an Associate Consultant. After graduating with a BA (Hons) in marketing, Phil worked for five years as a university administrator. Phil works within a team providing administration and support to some of our major overseas clients and their assignees.
Maria Buckman – Lead Consultant
Maria Joined IPM in 2005. After graduating with a BA (Hons) in European Studies and French, Maria relocated to Switzerland to work in Procurement for a large international organisation in Geneva. Maria has also previously lived and worked in Israel, Italy, France and America. Since joining IPM, Maria has progressed up through the company and is now a lead consultant managing her own portfolio of clients with headquarters both in the UK and overseas. Maria has recently achieved the CMI level 5 diploma in leadership & management.
Chris Saunders – Associate Consultant
Chris joined IPM in March 2012 as an Associate Consultant. After graduating with a BA (Hons) in History and German in 2010, Chris worked as the sales and customer services representative for clients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for an international provider of assistive technology for the blind and visually impaired. Chris works within a team providing administration and support to some of our major overseas clients and their assignees.
Natalie Pask – International Assignment Co-ordinator
Natalie joined the IPM team as International Assignment Co-ordinator in November 2008. Prior to joining Natalie worked within the Financial Services Industry for more than 10 years, working in both the Insurance and Mortgages sectors. Natalie provides essential administrative support to the Consulting teams.
Gemma Parker – Lead Consultant
Gemma joined the IPM team in February 2005. After a very successful, short period as an Administration Manager, Gemma was promoted to Lead Consultant with IPM. After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Business Administration, Gemma worked in financial services and later moved into the International assignment market, with a leading International relocation company. Gemma is the lead consultant for two of our major overseas clients and manages their fully out-sourced expatriate administration programme for their worldwide population of assignees.
Sue Cocksedge – Consultant
Sue joined IPM as a Consultant in June 2006, having previously worked for British Sugar as Payroll Administrator, with responsibility for UK and Expatriate payrolls. Sue also has extensive payroll experience from within the NHS and private school sector. Sue is highly experienced in all aspects of International Assignment management and her responsibilities extend to a broad range of clients.
Francesca Corrado – Associate Consultant
Francesca joined IPM in November 2011 as an Associate Consultant. After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Spanish, Italian & European Studies, she worked for two years as a HR administrator for TATA Consultancy Services. Francesca has also previously lived in Spain and Italy. Francesca works within a team providing administration and support to two of our major overseas clients and their assignees.
Gorka Jiménez – Lead Consultant
Gorka joined IPM in October 2012 as a Lead Consultant. After graduating with a HR Master's Degree, Gorka gained experience within different international HR companies. He has previously worked to support employees all over the world and then progressed to the International Mobility market. Gorka will manage his own portfolio of clients both in the UK and overseas.
Radhika Bathija – Associate Consultant
Radhika joined the IPM team as an Associate Consultant in January 2013 after graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Business Management from King's College London in 2012. Radhika works within a team providing administration and support to some of our major UK and overseas clients and their assignees.
Pia Jensen – Business Development Manager
Pia joined IPM in July 2012 after six years at a world leading organisation in international education, where she was Country Manager for Denmark. Pia has a BA (Hons) in Languages and Economics from West Zealand Business School and has held a number of senior customer service positions in Denmark, France and Ireland. Pia's focus is to grow the client portfolio in Scandinavia.
Jane Dyrbo Hviid – Consultant
Jane joined IPM in November 2012 as a Consultant. She has previously worked as Sales, Training and Service Support Specialist for a large international corporation whilst being expatriated to Ireland, Spain, South Korea and Japan for 10 years. Jane has also worked in business processes, tax co-ordination, compensation & benefits, SAP HR and global mobility management for 5 years. Jane holds the first part of a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from CBS and is currently working towards a Management & Leadership Skills course at Copenhagen Business Academy.