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Grant Morris

GRANT MORRIS

CEO & Founder

As CEO of the UK's leading Luxury Consultancy and Recruitment business for over 10 years, Grant Morris brings a polished and savvy approach to talent sourcing and development. With a wealth of experience in restructures and start ups, his talent lies with providing integrated sales-based solutions across a variety of industry sectors. His expertise and experience in the luxury fashion and beauty industry coupled with a background in law and a penchant for retail analysis, brings a consultative and leveraged edge to both his colleagues and clients. Grant's strong belief in providing the very best permanent, executive, and interim personnel to some of the most prestigious retailers in the world, has set the standard for an entire industry and has allowed him to dedicate his professional endeavours to optimizing dynamics between the retailer and an ever-changing, ever-evolving luxury consumer. It is this passion which fuelled his 2013 initiative of the creation of the Elite Retail Training Academy, a dynamic learning environment for new candidates entering the enterprising world of luxury retail sales and management.

A native Londoner with a keen interest in contemporary art, Grant is committed to sharing his success by giving back to the community. He is involved with a number of charitable local and international organizations and as can be seen from our Community page, actively promotes charities such as Wellbeing for Women and Fight for Life amongst others.

Kara Gibson Coyle

KARA GIBSON COYLE

COO

Kara is one of the industries leading luxury recruitment experts with over 12 years experience recruiting globally for premium retail brands. Her forte is working holistically and consultatively with high profile clients and candidates, creating a dynamic and invigorating relationship, resulting in the ultimate candidate placements and inspirational job opportunities for candidates. At the heart of everything Kara promotes to her teams and externally, is the ethos to work with true integrity and to maintain exceptional standards, whilst enjoying the journey along the way.

Kara is responsible for permanent divisions at Elite Associates globally. These include: International, Head Office, Marketing & Digital, Senior Appointments & Executive and Retail Operations.

HANNAH MILTON

HANNAH MILTON

DIRECTOR / DIGITAL & MARKETING

Hannah has over 15 years’ experience in recruitment, predominantly focusing on the fashion and lifestyle sectors. Having specialised within Digital and Marketing throughout her career, Hannah joined Elite in 2014 to launch a brand new division for the business which has gone on to become of Elites most successful and growing teams.

KIM ROSS

KIM ROSS

DIRECTOR / HEAD OFFICE

Kim has 8 years’ experience specialising in Head Office recruitment covering both UK & International markets. Since joining Elite in 2014 she has been incremental in growing the Head office division, assisting in the successful launch of divisions such as HR, Finance, Business Support, Design, Technical & Production to name a few.

DIANA WHEELER

DIANA WHEELER

DIRECTOR / EXECUTIVE DIVISION

Understanding a brand’s DNA lies at the core of Diana’s commitment to recruiting both creative and operational roles across lifestyle and luxury retail. With over 10 years recruitment experience and having lived in Europe and the USA, Diana has a global and creative perspective of the market; offering clients support for corporate roles ranging from Buying and Merchandising to Design, Procurement and Finance.