Micah is the Director of Barker Langham Recruitment and is responsible for the international operational oversight and delivery of our Human Resource, Recruitment and Training work. He is an award-winning executive with over 20 years experience, including a decade and a half within the cultural and creative industries. Prior to joining Barker Langham in 2015, he was Recruitment Director of Lord Cultural Resources, which has completed more than 2,200 projects in over 57 countries on 6 continents.



Ian is Associate Director of Research at Barker Langham Recruitment, supervising all research and resourcing activity across Human Resource, Recruitment and Training consultancy and advisory work. He is a cultural specialist who’s first degree was in history at King’s College London, followed by a Museum and Art Gallery Diploma. Previously Ian worked for over 15 years in senior roles in Museums, Art Galleries and Sculpture Parks in the UK and USA.



Darren is a Founder of Barker Langham, and leads the company’s work across its strategic, commercial and business planning portfolio. He has developed a diverse range of high profile cultural schemes globally: from major museums to historic buildings, new architecture, parks and landscapes. His work covers vision, options appraisals, fundraising, business and commercial strategies, organisational design and operational planning. In addition, he mentors and develops both cultural professionals and students, and is a lecturer in culture.  



Eric is a Founder of Barker Langham and leads the company’s creative and curatorial services. He is a visitor experience specialist and has an impressive track record in interpretation and curation, having led the development of some of the world’s most iconic cultural projects. Eric is an expert advisor and mentor to the UK Heritage Lottery Fund. He is also a Fellow of the Museums Association and Director of the Trucial Oman Scouts Museum and Archive Project. He is currently serving as Commissioning Editor of the Journal of the Association of Heritage Interpretation.


Gary is Chairman of Barker Langham Recruitment. He has over 30 years executive and recruitment experience in both the UK and internationally. He is a well-known and well-respected recruitment industry veteran. Previously he was founder of Berkeley Scott Group Plc and was their Chief Operating Officer. Gary leads the strategic direction of Barker Langham Recruitment, chairs the Management Committee and oversees all major recruitment projects.

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Jennifer Russ
Associate Consultant 

Based in the UAE as an Associate Consultant for Barker Langham Recruitment Jennifer is a cultural consultant with extensive experience in the development of cultural policy, complex programme management, strategic business planning and HR structuring. She has worked on projects in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Since 2011, Jennifer has developed operational strategies, explored new business opportunities, and developed and managed project teams for many cultural organisations across the MENA region.


DIRECTOR, Middle East

Rachel specialises in the development and delivery of projects in the Middle East region. As Managing Director of Barker Langham Middle East, she engages with clients and coordinates the Gulf-based team. Her recent projects have included strategic and business planning, and content development for a range of cultural and heritage projects in the Gulf region.



Mapasa is the first point of contact for our London office and provides administrative support across our office. She helps to organise our team, and ensures data is properly managed and logistics run smoothly. Mapasa also provides project support and data management across a number of our projects.


Nanae Nomura,

Nanae is the key point of contact between candidates and clients to coordinate the delivery of our recruitment programs, as well as for consultants and associates to coordinate other Human Resources and Training projects. She also supports research, social media activity and working on ways to optimise BLR's processes.





A consultant, trainer, speaker and writer focusing on strategic and innovative management and organisation of people. Helps businesses gain competitive advantage through the creation of human and social capital supported by effective leadership, organisation design, HR and management practices, organisation development interventions, the use of digital and social media tools, and strategic approaches to workforce analytics etc.

UK & Russia


MBA MCIPD. Human Resource, Change Management, Business Improvement and HR Advisor. Innovative and solution-driven HR and Business Management Professional. Demonstrates effective leadership, motivating, on-boarding and delivering business improvements within challenging and diverse environments. Works collaboratively in order to optimise business efficiencies, identifying and resolving problems to deliver solutions on-time and to high standards.

UK & Middle East


MBA MCIPD. Human Resource, Change Management, Business Improvement and HR Advisor. Innovative and solution-driven HR and Business Management Professional. Commercial and operational expertise gained within the UK and International markets, within challenging and diverse environments. Works collaboratively to optimise business efficiencies, identifying and resolving problems to deliver solutions on-time and to high standards.

UK & Middle East


Expertise spans strategic development and execution; HR policies, systems and processes; recruitment; talent management; team leadership; learning and development; compensation and benefits; and performance management. Leverages skills to support start-ups, high-growth operations and restructuring, influencing through credibility to advise C-level on strategies and initiatives which optimize organisational effectiveness and agility.

Europe & Middle East


MBA qualified people and change Associate Consultant. Has managed large scale projects and teams for large enterprises and big 4 consultancies across the GCC. Strong skills and experience in training needs analysis and planning, training design and delivery, business process re-engineering, project management, HR legal, talent development and acquisition, and organizational behaviour change. Bilingual Arabic and English.

Middle East



Julie is a CIPD qualified HR Consultant, a Certified Coach and an Accredited BPS Assessor, who has a hands-on and interactive approach to Human Resource design, implementation and evaluation.  She has a passion for developing individuals and teams and with diplomacy she partners with people in a creative process to inspire them to realise their full potential, find solutions and deal with organisational and personal change. Currently based in the UAE she has been living and working in the Gulf region for the last 12 years.

Europe & Middle East


An MBA qualified recruitment specialist, with expertise in senior management and technical search and selection campaigns on behalf of clients in Europe and the Middle East. Specialises in deep research, resourcing, recruitment and retention techniques. A strategic thinker who understands business alignment objectives with strong communication, influencing and relationship management skills at all levels. Proven record over twenty years of delivery of global services and projects. Speaks 5 languages.

Middle East


A commercially aware executive recruitment and research consultant with 20 years UK and pan-European experience delivering high quality and professional recruitment projects and research methodologies for prestigious organisations and well-known brands. Her expertise across a range of market sectors results in cross-functional capability including HR, IT, Finance, Sales, Marketing and Operations. Quality and an added-value philosophy are at the heart of her approach, as is creativity, friendliness, reliability and an unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional results.



Payal is a professional head-hunter and executive search consultant, with over 10 years industry experience. She is CIPD qualified and has a degree in Information Technology – so covers a unique understanding of both soft and hard skills that is a real asset to our team. Most recently she has successfully led the international search campaign for a UAE department of culture and tourism, which entailed a global outreach and selection program. A Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) qualified Level 3 Recruitment Consultant.



Executive search professional with experience in managing projects with both public and private sector organizations. Experience in executive search, talent acquisition, head-hunting, sourcing and screening and market research and intel gathering. Covers the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Americas. Afsah holds a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Middle East