Neil Pope
Founder / Director

Neil Pope is the Founder and Managing Director of Millington Pope. Neil has over 30 years experience in the recruitment industry in the UK and Ireland. His career in recruitment began in the late 1980s with Austin Benn Consultants. He became Managing Director after the business was acquired by Corporate Services Group PLC (now Impellam Group PLC). That executive management team grew the income of the PLC to almost £1bn. In 1998 Neil founded his first independent executive search practice and has become a trusted advisor to many entrepreneurial organisations, while maintaining an extensive network of senior executives seeking high-impact leadership roles. Neil has initiated, from concept, national programs for voluntary based capacity building. 

Neil has considerable voluntary board experience in the areas of social services, education and international development. Neil is a member of the Institute of Directors, UK.

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   Personal Statement

Being part of an executive team that rapidly scaled an international enterprise and years of working with clients to support similar ambition has taught me that sustained organisational success is all about the quality and capacity of the leadership team and its ability to adapt to changing requirements at different stages of growth.

My love of mountains has taken me into extremely challenging environments where survival was based on mutual trust and interdependence. The reward is to have seen some of the most beautiful places on earth by controlling risk and overcoming challenges . My job resonates, in the ambitious journeys we embark on with our clients, the trust we build and the enduring relationships that come from achieving collective goals.

I founded Millington Pope because I love working with bright and creative people who want to achieve organisational ambitions that bring about social utility.

   Reading List
  • Autobiography of a Yogi
    Paramahansa Yoganandya
  • The Tao of Physics
    Fritjof Capra
  • Post War
    Tony Judt
  • Sex, Science And Profits
    Terence Kealey
  • Liars Poker
    Michael Lewis
  • Siddhartha
    Hermann Hesse
  • The Games Climbers Play
    Ken Wilson
  • The White Spider
    Heinrich Harrier