OUR TEAM


HELEN PORTER
CO FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER

Helen co-founded Mode Search LTD in 2017 following an impressive career in recruitment, with the aim of creating a client centric search firm which would support the growth of global brands in luxury, fashion, and beauty. 

After graduating from University with a BA Honours in Marketing, Helen held management roles for leading retail brands before moving into recruitment in 2005, where she held leadership roles in two high profile recruitment firms, focusing her attention on Senior Appointments & Executive Search.  She developed a successful search team offering a tailored approach to connecting some of the industry’s most promising senior & executive global talent to the most desirable of brands. 

Helen currently co manages the Mode Search team while also specialising in Senior & Executive level searches across all corporate functions globally spanning HR, Digital & Marketing. She has expertise & an interest in supporting clients with searches across sustainability and diversity and inclusion.  Naturally an intellectually curious individual, Helen brings a fresh approach to any search.


STACEY McCARTHY
CO FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER

Stacey co- founded Mode Search LTD in 2017 with a vision to create a client centric search firm that could support the growth of global brands in the luxury, fashion & beauty space.

Stacey began her career in retail buying, before moving into recruitment in 2007 where she quickly progressed to senior leadership roles in a number of high-profile global recruitment firms. Her natural leadership skills led her to successfully grow brand new divisions across the European & APAC markets. Having an eye for opportunity Stacey developed & managed teams of up to 25 consultants. She has a genuine passion for people.

Stacey currently co manages the Mode Search team while also specialising in Senior & Executive level searches across all corporate functions ranging from HR to digital & marketing- she has been instrumental in hiring key leaders globally for some of the most exciting multichannel retail businesses. Stacey is intuitive & inquisitive by nature which she applies to all her searches.


BEVERLEY HART
DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH

Beverley joined Mode Search in 2018 as Head of Research and was promoted to Director of Research in 2021 – leading best practice in our search process & our internal search team.

Beverley previously held senior research roles in another global recruitment business specialising in luxury brands. After graduating with a BA Honours in Retail Management she progressed into management roles in premium retailers such as Harrods & Whistles.

Beverley has a naturally analytical mind & her brilliant attention to detail allows her to create a best-in-class candidate experience. Her expertise in retained search & mapping has seen Beverley place leadership roles in a number of key international markets including Berlin, New York & Amsterdam.

Beverley’s role currently involves overseeing our team of expert research managers, alongside heading up key leadership searches herself across corporate disciplines in the luxury & premium space. In this role she identifies, engages & manages a global candidate network of top tier international talent.


AGNES LOCRET
HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL

Agnes joined Mode Search in 2020 as Manager of International - quickly progressing to Head of Division in 2022 after an impactful start to the business, demonstrating an unreserved client centric approach.

Following her degree in Law at Toulouse University of Social Sciences, Agnes then began her career in luxury fashion as a VM Manager and Buyer for a luxury multi brand. She then relocated to London from France in 2010, working for a number of luxury fashion houses including Chanel and Prada, in a senior management capacity before moving into recruitment in 2016 having built up an extensive network in the industry.

Agnes currently heads up the international division at Mode Search offering a wealth of experience in the international market across all retail & corporate disciplines. A native French speaker, and a keen interest in international culture gives Agnes a competitive edge to her international searches.  Agnes has experience in successfully supporting a number of clients with their global expansions across US, EMEA & APAC regions.


MILLY HUSSAIN
RESEARCH & MARKETING MANAGER

Milly joined Mode Search in 2021 as Research and Marketing Manager, her role involves leading on a number of search projects for prestigious clients across the UK and international markets.

After graduating with a BA Honours in Business Management, Milly worked for a number of luxury retail brands before relocating to New York, where she held management roles for Ralph Lauren & the successful ecommerce platform Rent the Runway. On returning to London, Milly specialised in personal shopping & various styling roles for market leading fashiontech platforms. 

Milly currently heads up search projects for a number of Mode Search’s key clients across the UK & European markets. Her in depth knowledge of fashion &  ecommerce gives her a competitive edge when sourcing talent. 

Alongside her resourcing role, Milly’s creative flair lends itself well to her overseeing marketing & social media for Mode Search across our digital channels, while consistently looking for new innovative ways to broaden our network across international markets.


LOUISE DUNCKLEY
TEAM EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Louise joined the Mode Search team in 2022 as Team Executive Assistant, her role involves leading on key operational projects & ensuring we provide candidates & clients with a best in class service and experience.  

 Louise studied at the University for the Creative Arts, graduating with a BA in Fashion Design and Innovation. Following her degree she worked as a Stylist in luxury fashion before moving into recruitment. Louise has previously held talent management roles inhouse at fashion retailer Urban Outfitters as well as in another luxury recruitment firm. 

Louise’s extensive experience spanning corporate & retail functions in the UK & internationally gives her a full 360 overview, thus is well positioned to provide a support role to an experienced team of Recruiters at Mode Search.

Louise’s extensive experience in the recruitment sector allows her to approach her role with a unique insight. A highly diligent individual who strives to deliver on any task with the client & candidate experience in mind. 

Louise joined the Mode Search team in 2022 as Team Executive Assistant, her role involves leading on key operational projects & ensuring we provide candidates & clients with a best in class service and experience.  

 Louise studied at the University for the Creative Arts, graduating with a BA in Fashion Design and Innovation. Following her degree she worked as a Stylist in luxury fashion before moving into recruitment. Louise has previously held talent management roles inhouse at fashion retailer Urban Outfitters as well as in another luxury recruitment firm. 

Louise’s extensive experience spanning corporate & retail functions in the UK & internationally gives her a full 360 overview, thus is well positioned to provide a support role to an experienced team of Recruiters at Mode Search.

Louise’s extensive experience in the recruitment sector allows her to approach her role with a unique insight. A highly diligent individual who strives to deliver on any task with the client & candidate experience in mind. 

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