David Young – Search Specialist

David graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) in Food Technology from the University of Queensland in Australia and worked as a Food Technologist for Lindgren Food Ingredients, progressing to State Technical Manager (WA).

After coming to the UK David worked in the travel industry before moving into recruitment with AA Appointments, the UK’s leading travel industry recruitment business, and helped to set up the Executive Recruitment Division.

In 2001 David joined TMP Worldwide (later Hudson) managing the London Commerce & Industry HR team, focusing on senior HR recruitment for Commerce & Industry clients, particularly within technology, energy, hi-tech manufacturing, engineering and process industries.

David completed his MSc in HR Management whilst working for Hudson becoming, and remains, a member of the CIPD.

Shortly after Talent2 was established in the UK in 2007, David joined as the Head of the Industrial Practice for Talent Partners and functional lead for HR.

David now operates on a freelance basis as an independent recruiter working alongside Standley Associates within the HR and Executive Search practices.

David is a proven search specialist with a wealth of resourcing and recruitment experience across a variety of sectors and disciplines.