Our team

Neil Muffitt

Specialism – part time FDs

With more than 25 year’s experience around board room tables, Neil believes that objectivity and an ability to challenge the status quo are essential for effective FDs. He currently recruits and manages the team of portfolio FDs and in his spare time has been known to tread the boards in the local amdram society.


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Mark Raven

Mark has been involved in Woodrow Mercer since its formation in 2012. He is an experienced Finance Director, having worked in a permanent and interim capacity at this level for over 25 years. In recent years he has also recruited for a number of large corporate and SME clients at both FD and FC level. Fiercely competitive, he loves the challenge of a Tough Mudder.


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Andrew Hill

Andrew joined FDYL in 2003 and has worked at FD level with his clients since that time. He is an experienced consultant advising clients on the structure of their finance departments and their accounting systems. Attracted by the lure for lycra, he recently took up cycling and has become a keen admirer of the Yorkshire Dales.


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James Roach

Specialism – permanent FCs

James initially joined FDYL in 2013 as a portfolio FD, joining the business on a full-time basis in 2014 to help launch the recruitment division. Managing the senior finance division, he combines his FD consultancy work with ongoing recruitment assignments. In his spare time, he enjoys things like cycling down the Death Road in Bolivia.


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David Clark

Specialism – Interim FDs

David joined us in June 2017 after nine years with Michael Page, the last four as business manager within its interim finance division, recruiting across all industry sectors. He will continue to act as an interim specialist for senior finance appointments at qualified level throughout Yorkshire. Outside of work, David is one of our sportier team members being a keen darts and poker player.


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Patrick Moore

Specialism – permanent FDs

Patrick has been recruiting senior finance professionals across Yorkshire for over six years, having previously run several offices as a Senior Manager for Hays Plc. Extremely well networked, Patrick handles every assignment with the utmost professionalism and care. Even as a hands-on Dad to three children, he still finds time to nurture his other career as lead guitarist and piano player in a local rock’n’roll band.


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Sara Clark

Specialism – entry level and part qualified finance managers

Sara specialises in part/newly qualified, graduate, AAT and transactional finance recruitment, typically covering the £20-40k market. Starting out on a graduate scheme, she has specialised in finance recruitment for most of the following 10 years, operating mainly in West/North Yorkshire.


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Abby Langstaff

Specialism – entry level and part qualified finance managers

Abby joined Woodrow Mercer Finance at the beginning of February 2017. She has a strong background in recruitment and previously managed a telesales team for an insulation business - so there's no doubt that's she's a people person and perfectly placed for her role with us. If you ever went shopping or to an airport with Abby, you'd be sure to create a bit of a scene - she has metal in her spine so regularly sets off security alarms!


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