The Team


Dan Hughes


Divisional Director - Technology Practice




Dan is the Technology Practice Lead for GRG Executive and also manages our technology division. He has worked in IT recruitment for nearly a decade, giving him a broad understanding of the wider markets as well as his specialist knowledge of senior appointments. Dan’s consultative approach allows him to work closely with clients to help them understand what they need and how to structure their teams.

Dan’s network has snowballed over the years across the UK. His candidates and clients appreciate his honest and insightful approach to recruitment, allowing him to build strong, long-lasting relationships.

Dan’s career in recruitment started after graduating University in Southampton. Whilst working in sales during University, Dan realised he had a passion for dealing with people and building relationships. He was offered a recruitment job in Birmingham, packed his bags and never looked back.

When not working Dan spends his time with his young son and wife and also in his home gym.


Emma was supportive throughout the recruitment process for my new role. We had regular check ins and Emma was always available for catch ups. Not only was her support great during my interview stage but also at offer acceptance stage also. I would not hesitate to work with Emma again.

Ross Murray, Head of Referrals Business Development at Linnaeus

Dan is clear, open and transparent with people, this builds trust and confidence in him, and I have seen first-hand during visits to his workplace how he develops ‘followship’ in his team and how this translates to them giving extra discretionary effort to deliver the desired outcomes. Above all people trust him to get the right result. People respect him, and they like to work with him. Everyone who interacts with him is better for the experience, and this includes myself.

Nigel Wilkinson Chief Information Officer, GKN Automotive

Placement Track Record

CIO – Automotive

CISO – Automotive

CIO – Learning

Head of Security – Learning

CIO – Medical Manufacturing

CIO – Packaging

Director of Technology – Financial Services

IT Director – Law Firm

IT Director – Construction Engineering

Head of IT – Print