About Us

Our Story

Why we do it

We want to support our clients in the successful delivery of their transformation initiatives, whilst being the go-to partner for People & Change resource; an increasingly critical element of any successful business transformation.  

We feel that the recruitment model is broken. Large agencies operate in a transactional manner and lack the experience to deliver successfully on assignments, whilst legacy search firms continue to provide a service that is both complacent and inflexible. 

What we do

Our experienced consultants deliver the highest calibre People & Change professionals, across the UK and Internationally, through our Interim Management and Executive Search services. 

We are passionate about providing an honest, flexible and high quality service. We build lasting relationships with our candidates and clients, and deliver outcomes that are both cost-effective and timely.  

Our Team

John Hansen

John leads the Executive Search practice for Hansen Filler, and has a track record of delivering for FTSE listed and private equity backed businesses, across the UK and internationally. Previously, John was an Associate Director and a member of the senior management team at a leading international recruitment agency, where he also had responsibility for the Executive Search function. John graduated from Durham University, with an honours degree in Psychology.

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Amy Beales
Executive Search Consultant

Amy joined Hansen Filler in October 2018 and is responsible for placing senior HR and Change candidates into permanent HR roles within the UK. Prior to joining Hansen Filler, Amy lived and worked in Australia and New Zealand and performed in house HR/Talent Acquisition roles for Telstra and the University of Auckland. Amy graduated from Northumbria University with an honour’s degree in Business Management and Human Resources and whilst at university completed a placement year in HR with Nissan.


Milly Smith
Executive Search Consultant

Milly splits her time between Hansen Filler, working as an Executive Search consultant where she specialises in senior HR and Change appointments and The Transition Phase (Hansen Filler’s sister company) where she is an Athlete Relationship Manager and supports former elite athletes through career transition. Milly graduated from the University of Essex with a master’s degree in Marketing Management and is a former international volleyball player and scholarship athlete herself.


Sam Filler

Sam manages the Interim practice for Hansen Filler and works with leading People & Change professionals across a variety of industries. Sam was previously responsible for the creation and growth of the Interim practice at an award winning, international recruitment agency. He is a former professional footballer, having played for clubs in both England and Scotland. Sam graduated from the University of Stirling with an honours degree in Business Management.

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Jacob Ruffell-Hazell
International Executive Search Consultant

Jacob was Hansen Filler’s first hire and is an International Executive Search Consultant, with responsibility for placing senior HR candidates across Europe. Jacob has successfully partnered with a range of high profile businesses across Germany and France, as well as the Nordics and Benelux regions. Jacob graduated from the University of Warwick, where he studied PPE, and is the current company bowling champion, although we don’t like to talk about that… 


Delivering the highest calibre People & Change professionals, through our interim management & executive search services.