Specialist expertise and support

Our experienced and friendly team offer a fresh, forward-thinking and innovative approach to supporting clients to hire the best corporate affairs leaders for their organisations.

Wayne Reynolds

Founder and Managing Director

Wayne founded Birchwood Knight in 2009 and continues to lead the business today. He loves helping CEOs to hire communications leaders who will have real impact on their organisation, and supporting corporate affairs directors to build high performing teams.

Lauren Tarbit


Lauren joined in 2011 and leads on searches and innovation, driving continuous improvements of our services. From developing our culture and leadership tool, Cultureview, to embedding equity, Lauren is passionate about improving diversity in corporate affairs.

Kate Dyer


Kate has over 15 years’ experience in executive search, specialising in corporate affairs for the last decade. She excels at finding brilliant people for tricky briefs whatever the sector, whether on a permanent or interim basis, in the UK or overseas.

Tessa Catt

Head of Research

Tessa leads our research and delivery function. With over 15 years’ of executive search experience, she ensures that every search is perfectly executed.

Sophie Moore

Senior Researcher

Sophie is a key part of our research team, skilfully project managing searches, creating market maps and identifying high calibre talent.

Mary Prescott

Research and Team Assistant

Mary is often the first point of contact across the business, responsible for data analysis, managing market intelligence and supporting the team.

John Moriarty

Research Associate

After more than a decade working in corporate and financial PR, John joined Birchwood Knight in 2014 and supports searches across financial services and beyond.

Lucinda Barber

APAC Associate

Based in Hong Kong, Lucinda has an excellent track record of hiring corporate communications leaders across Asia-Pacific for a wide range of organisations across professional services, technology firms and more.

Maxine Taylor

Leadership and Corporate Affairs Coach

An experienced Director of Communications, Maxine provides coaching and mentoring support to our clients and brings eight years’ experience of coaching corporate affairs individuals and teams.

Andrew Brown

Senior Advisor

An experienced Corporate Affairs Director, Andrew provides guidance on improving our service offering and supports the team with his knowledge and expertise.

Charlotte Mullen

Senior Advisor

Charlotte is a highly experienced People Director who helps us to maximise how we work with our partners in HR as well as supporting the development of our own team.

Sophie Juckett

Finance Manager

Sophie leads on all things financial. She has extensive experience in financial management within recruitment and executive search.