DMJ Company Secretarial in partnership with ICSA

Introducing our Company Secretarial team

DMJ Company Secretarial is the sole strategic recruitment partner to ICSA. The partnerships reflects our professional approach to recruitment, the depth of our knowledge of the sectors and our support for the Company Secretarial profession. With our extensive network of clients and candidates together with our consultative approach to recruitment we have gained an unrivalled reputation in the market.

Why choose DMJ?

With over 20 years’ experience in this arena, and with an extensive network of fully vetted candidates who understand the challenges and workings of the Company Secretarial market, we can source the very best staff on a temporary, interim or permanent basis.  

If you’re a candidate looking for a position, our long lasting client relationships – built on trust - means that we have access to some of the most coveted positions in the UK. And for those who might be seeking a challenge abroad we have teamed up with other specialist consultancies overseas. So if you’ve dreamt of working in locations as diverse as The Middle East, South Africa, Offshore or Australasia we can make this dream a reality. 

Whether you’re a Company Secretary for a FTSE 100 company, a graduate trainee looking for your first role or are seeking a new recruit for your own business, get in touch to see how we can help you. 

To learn more about Company Secretarial careers, click here.

Who we work with

  • Quoted Groups – FTSE 100, FTSE 250, FTSE Mid and Small-Cap and AIM listed companies.

  • Private companies – including overseas listed companies with a prominent UK HQ.

  • Professional Practices – Law Firms, Accountancy practices and Company Secretarial practices.

  • Not-for-Profit Organisations - National Charities, NHS Trusts, Housing Associations and public sector institutions.

  • Banking and Financial Services institutions.

Meet the Team

David Press

David is one of the founding directors of DMJ and has specialised in the recruitment of company secretaries since 1999. DMJ Company Secretarial is the sole recruitment partner to the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).

Widely recognised as a leading name in this field, David has placed company secretaries into many of the UK’s leading businesses including FTSE 500 groups, limited companies, professional practices and financial services. David’s expertise lies in senior hires and executive search across all industry sectors.

By forging close relationships with clients within his specialisms, David is able to understand their requirements and remain at the forefront of trends within the profession such as departmental structures, staff retention and salaries. He equally understands the importance of candidate relationships and meets with applicants to build an accurate picture of their career to date and their aspirations to provide bespoke careers advice.

Who is your role model? Enzo Ferrari who once famously said that 'the client is not always right'!

What is your top recruitment tip? Never attempt to be someone you are not - the client will see right through you

What's the best thing about working in recruitment? Every day brings a new challenge, fresh ideas and the opportunity to offer creative solutions to our clients and candidates.

Contact David on  or 020 3058 1440

Leena Babajee

Leena graduated with a law degree from The University of Sheffield in 2007 before moving to London to pursue her career in legal recruitment. She started her career at a leading legal recruitment consultancy focusing on placing junior to mid-level associates in-house and within City and international law firms. She then moved to a boutique headhunting consultancy where she focused solely on placing partners in both UK and US law firms. Leena joined the team in October 2010, she specialises in recruiting company secretaries at all levels into the leisure & retail, telecommunications, media, technology and professional services sectors.

Leena is a self-confessed gym addict who often indulges in pilates classes, yoga and the new Zumba craze! She also loves to travel. Recent spots of interest include Mauritius, Rome and Prague.

Who is your role model Heidi Klum

What is your top recruitment tip? Get to know your clients candidates and empathise with them. Job descriptions and CVs only tell a small part of the story

What's the best thing about working in recruitment? The most satisfying thing is getting to know a candidate as a junior and keeping in touch with that person throughout the years. It is great to see how successful they have become knowing that you have assisted in their moves and acted in an advisory capacity.

Contact Leena on  or 020 3058 1449

Rory Strong

Rory graduated in Geography from Durham University in 2010. He began his career in the entertainment industry where he honed his interpersonal skills and gained experience in the service sector before setting his sights on a career in recruitment. He joined DMJ in 2012 and believes his strong communication skills fit perfectly with the DMJ ethos. Rory specialises in serving clients within the insurance and support service sectors.

Outside of the office Rory is a keen fundraiser especially through physical and mental challenges, having recently completed a continuous 24 hour row for a local charity. As well as fundraising he is a music lover and scours the city for the best live venues and gigs.

Who is your role model Michael J Fox.

What is your top recruitment tip? Make every call personal, have a conversation with the candidate to build a strong relationship of trust for future benefit.

What's the best thing about working in recruitment? Talking with lots of varied people, building long-term working relationships and matching them with the right roles.

Contact Rory on  or 020 3058 1443

Glenn Oborne

Glenn graduated with a degree in Law from the University of Sussex in 2013. Glenn was drawn to a career in recruitment following the personal interactions he experienced during his work placement in a merchant bank and due to his enjoyment of operating in a friendly and professional environment. Glenn is placing company secretaries at all levels within the manufacturing & engineering, pharmaceutical and FMCG sectors.

Away from the office, Glenn is a keen musician and cricketer, spending most of his time either honing his cover drive or practising songs with his band-mates. He is also interested in classical music and attends recitals throughout London.

Who is your role model Isambard Kingdom Brunel a brilliant engineer who achieved so much due to a tremendous work ethic which was combined with foresight so that his work stood the test of time.

What is your top recruitment tip? Candidates need to be confident about the role they are applying for and the client they are applying to. An understanding of the responsibilities expected of them and the culture they will be working in is key.

What's the best thing about working in recruitment? Working with bright, ambitious people to help them progress in their career can be challenging and extremely rewarding.

Contact Glenn on  or 020 3058 1459

Emilia Radkiewicz

Emilia graduated with a law degree from Oxford Brookes University in 2011 and completed the LPC at The University of Law, Bloomsbury. Emilia had experience of volunteering at the Citizens Advice Bureau, dealing with relevant social issues and advising on the best available solution. On this basis she pursued a career in recruitment, specifically in the company secretarial public sector division, to utilise the skills, understanding and insight gained through working in a diverse and challenging environment. Emilia specialises in placing company secretaries of all levels in NHS Foundation Trusts, Housing Associations, Local Government, Trade Associations and National Charities.

Away from the office, Emilia is a dedicated music fan with a keen eye for fashion. She is always on the lookout for new and interesting activities, with bikram yoga being a current favourite. Emilia recently visited Sorrento, Italy where she explored the old city of Pompeii and climbed the Mount Vesuvius volcano.

Who is your role model Marion Cotillard - a diverse actress and great role model

What is your top recruitment tip? Proactively listen to the needs of your candidates and keep lines of communication open. This helps to build successful long-term relationships based on trust and confidence in the personal service provided.

What's the best thing about working in recruitment? Meeting intelligent, ambitious individuals and knowing that equipped with a proactive approach you can achieve successful results.

Contact Emilia on  or 020 3058 1457

Anvay Pandya

Anvay graduated with a degree in Law from the University of West London in 2011. Having worked in retail he has great interpersonal skills, and working in property investment has a thorough understanding in the markets and finance. Anvay is also a founding member of Proceed, a system designed to assist aspiring company secretaries and lawyers secure entry level work and work experience.

Anvay is drawn to a career in recruitment as he has an understanding of what both clients and candidates requirements may be. He places company secretaries at all levels in the with the mining, property & construction, telecoms and utilities industries.

Outside of the office Anvay is a keen investor with an aim to grow his portfolio.

What is your top recruitment tip? Research, understand your clients and candidates to ensure you have all the information required to make a suitable match.

Contact Anvay on  or 020 3058 8000

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