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Meet the Team

Our team are specialists in their markets, tailoring their recruitment offering to fit the needs of every client.
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Darren Ryemill
Co-Founder & CEO

A true innovator of the recruitment industry; Darren Ryemill utilises his reputable entrepreneurial and recruitment background as Co-Founder of JD Ross Energy. Darren replicates the success of his other businesses with JD Ross, implementing tested infrastructure and strategies.

Jack Rawcliffe
Managing Director & Co-Founder

The brainpower of the operation. Jack has an extensive background in energy recruitment and continues to generate competitive results. As Co-Founder, Jack draws on his experience of growing global energy businesses to ensure the successful expansion of JD Ross Energy, whilst continuing positive relationships with our partners.

Catherine McLean
Practice Director

Catherine has great experience in the Energy & Utilities industry, with a specific focus on recruiting sales and marketing professionals within this key vertical.
Additionally, she has a strong understanding of data analytics, data science, embedded engineering, and machine learning within this space. Her passion is the future of Energy Technology and all things Digital, IoT, and Smart Cities-related. Catherine is able to engage prime candidates in this space and offer a quick turnaround.

Dan Huckle
Director of Client Solutions

With extensive experience in global scale RPO and project hire solutions, Dan is able to provide a practical and relationship driven approach to all of his endeavours on an international scale. Specialising in global mobility, he provides bespoke solutions to satisfy the needs of his clients.

Harry Bigwood
Associate Director

Harry’s far reaching experience within the energy sector is integral to the JD Ross team, allowing him to take an honest and supportive approach in even the most difficult of assignments.
With experience across multiple sectors including Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Utilities and SMART Technology sectors, Harry is well equipped to support clients and candidates with international solutions across the full energy mix.

Jack Turner
Head of Perm Recruitment

Being a market specialist within the Solar PV industry, Jack focuses on his client’s needs across the full project development lifecycle. Working with professionals in both the rooftop and ground mount Solar PV sectors, Jack is able to provide quick and innovative solutions to his client’s needs within EMEA.

Joe Wardhaugh
Associate Vice President

Joe leads the Energy & Investment Advisory practice at JD Ross Energy USA. He has extensive international Oil & Gas experience which has given him a broad knowledge of the complete Energy value chain from Financing through to Operations.  Joe works with a range of clients involved in financing, investing and managing Energy & Infrastructure assets.

Matthew Pike
Principal Consultant

With over 5 years in energy recruitment across the Europe, Middle East, Asia and the Americas; Matt is excited about the future of the renewable energy industry and, in particular, solar PV.
Matt works across the international solar PV market and supports clients from development through EPC on both greenfield & brownfield solar PV projects. Matt typically works with IPPs, developers, owners and EPCs through this project lifecycle and represents candidates of all levels from Project Engineers through to Regional Directors and VPs.

Matt Abbott
Principal Consultant

Specialising in contract recruitment across the commissioning and construction phases of power generation projects, Matt’s bias is towards Mechanical engineering. He draws upon his wealth of knowledge and experience to deliver an exceptional quality service throughout critical stages of power projects.

Liam Hill
Principal Consultant

Liam works within the power generation field services division at JD Ross Energy. He utilises his expansive recruitment experience and his background working on major projects for market leading OEMs across the conventional power sector in order to provide a service like no other to both clients and candidates.

Ethan Jenkins
Senior Consultant

With a wealth of experience in both temporary and contract recruitment across the construction and project management sectors, Ethan’s core expertise lies in delivering high-quality candidates within the field of project controls.

Jack Burns
Senior Distributed Energy Consultant

Jack heads up the Distributed Energy and Efficiency Division in the U.S. He has extensive experience in providing tailored hiring solutions to ESCOs, Managing Consultancies, EPCs and Energy Engineering Contractors. His background in recruiting for multiple skill sets in Energy including Engineering, Senior Management and Business Development means he can fulfil complex hiring needs with no reservations.

Karam Kang
Senior Consultant

Karam is a lead consultant operating in the Renewable Energy sector, with a specific focus on emerging technologies including CHP, District Energy, Energy Storage and Solar across Europe. He has formed excellent relationships with a wide range of clients from global leading utilities to energy start-ups.

Joshua Mulvihill
Recruitment Consultant

Fresh from completing a Masters in Physics, Joshua joined JD Ross Energy in the summer of 2017. He has built a strong knowledge of the U.K energy market’s process and has a keen interest in the integration of SMART Systems. Josh’s specialities include Operational, Change and Strategic professional placements within this sector. His impressive achievements and professional manner have put him on good stead to provide an incomparable service to both candidates and clients.

Ned Menheneott
Principal Consultant

Specialising in placing high level candidates in the Solar Energy Market across Australia. Ned’s experience in working directly in the Energy sector himself, allows him to draw upon his wealth of knowledge deliver an exceptional quality service throughout critical stages of Solar Energy Lifecycle.

Cameron Fennell
Senior Consultant

Cameron heads up the Energy  Efficiency Division in the U.S. He has built out a strong client base with both utilities and distributed energy providers. He is passionate about energy efficiency and is adept at sourcing senior management positions within this industry.

Scott Stewart
Recruitment Consultant

Scott specialises in permanent roles in Change and Transformation within the energy and utility sector. He has a passion for his job which enables him to match not only the candidate to the client but ensures that the client is a good fit for the candidate as well. This ability makes him a true asset to the JD Ross team.