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Jo Markham

Partner - Geotechnical Engineering

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Practice Areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Engineering Geology

Experience

Jo Markham has almost 20 years’ experience in the Recruitment industry spanning multiple recruitment verticals including Engineering, Banking & Fintech in both internal HR & external agency roles. Previously, she worked for 15 years on trading floors of London based investment banks, which gave her an incredibly deep knowledge of this industry & a knowledge of how companies tick.

The Main Tale

Growing up in Greater London but enjoying travel from a young age, one of her earliest & most vivid memories is of meeting Mickey Mouse at Disneyworld in Florida as a little girl which set her love for travel from a young age.

Having now worked across the world (Myanmar, UK, Australia and PNG), Jo considers herself blessed to have been able to visit so many beautiful places and believes that alongside providing a certain resilience to her character, it has given her an appreciation for different cultures, foods, and the importance of looking after the gifts our world has provided.

Being an expat has not been without its challenges, Jo describes a defining moment in her life as her Dad passing away very suddenly in London when she was in Sydney and having to fly back to London knowing she’d never hear his voice again. This influenced her beliefs that life’s too short, realise your dreams and aspirations when you can.

These beliefs lead into her recruitment philosophy which is to maintain resilience and a positive approach. For Jo, relationships in recruitment are key – to be a trusted advisor to both candidate & client and leave them walking away with a great experience.

Stories for another time…

  • Having guns pointed at her by 6 of the Sultan of Brunei’s guards for clambering up the palace gate to get a picture of the world’s largest golden dome…
  • Being able to put 19 pringles in her mouth without breaking them.
  • Having an excellent memory for song lyrics (she is the person you want on your trivia team!)