We’re on a Mission to Decarbonise the Energy Industry

About Us

Taylor Hopkinson is a pure-play renewable energy recruitment and human resources consultancy with a focus on three core services: Executive SearchPermanent Recruitment and Contract/Interim Recruitment.

Founded in 2009 as a core team with headquarters in Glasgow, we have grown organically to a team of almost 40 across 4 continents, with offices in London, Madrid, Mexico City, Houston and Shanghai.
Because we only work in renewable energy industries, we’ve always taken the approach of thinking an inch wide and a mile deep. Since being backed by our equity partners, we’ve been using our laser-focused approach to expand into new geographies to deliver landmark wind and solar projects in the US, EMEA, Latin America, and Asia.

Our Clients

Our clients operate in diverse technologies including onshore wind, offshore wind, solar, hydro, marine energy, transmission and distribution, energy storage, smart grid and biomass.
We enjoy a diverse client-base including, multinational utilities, independent power producers, developers, private equity firms, banks, original equipment manufacturers, EPC contractors, consultancies and technology start-ups located globally.

The combined experience of our consultants is measured in centuries, meaning we have the expertise to work with renewables companies through the entire asset life-cycle from development through construction to operations, as well as the technology development cycle from concept design to manufacturing.

Meet The Team

Tom Hopkinson


Tom started his search career in 2004 and built renewable energy search propositions for a multinational PLC and a start-up generalist recruitment business. Tom set up Taylor Hopkinson Associates in 2009 to focus exclusively on international renewable energy infrastructure markets.

As the Founder and CEO, Tom focuses on retained, executive search mandates, as well as growing the business and teams across all regions.  Supported by our team of researchers and consultants in international locations he advises our clients on building world-class management teams at C-Suite and Director levels.  His experience covers onshore wind, offshore wind, solar, wave, tidal and biomass sectors predominantly, although he has also worked in niche technologies, such as fuel cells, coatings and energy from waste.

Tom holds a BA Hons in English Literature from Cardiff University, speaks French and is learning Spanish. Born and bred in the South Wales Valleys, Tom is an avid rugby fan, travelling to watching Wales play whenever possible.  When not on the road for business Tom spends his spare time with his young family.

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Jeff Anderson


After 6 successful years working in the leisure industry Jeff transferred his business development and account management skills to recruitment consultancy in September 2008. In July 2009, Jeff became the first employee of Taylor Hopkinson. He specialises in roles for the wind, wave and tidal sector covering the full project life-cycle. Account management strategies and delivery for a number of industry-leading names also fall under Jeff’s remit. He is also responsible for assisting with the entrance of Taylor Hopkinson into the North American market.

Jeff holds a BSc in Sports Science from the University of Aberdeen. He represented Scotland and Glasgow Rugby at age grade level and remains an avid rugby fan. In his spare time, he enjoys spending this with his young family.

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Fiona McRae


Fiona graduated with an MA in Literary Studies and Business from Glasgow University. Following several years with global recruitment firm Kelly Services and 2 years in South Australia in HR roles with St John Ambulance and Barminco Mining company, she joined Taylor Hopkinson in January 2010 as employee number 2.

A certified Associate Member of CIPD and Thomas International Practitioner, Fiona manages the Operations and Finance teams to provide full operational and HR support on individual projects, and to the business as a whole.

Fiona is a passionate music fan, having spent time promoting bands and DJs during and after University. She is also very active, enjoying snowboarding and camping and travel whenever time allows.

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Donna Ellcock


Donna focuses on the provision of contract professionals to the Energy and Marine industries worldwide, as well as managing, supporting and growing the Contract Team in Bromley. Her experience encompasses the entire spectrum of Offshore Project and Marine Personnel disciplines during the full project cycle of offshore construction projects.

She started her career in Renewables in 2009, when she was supplying back deck, site and project office personnel to various offshore wind and subsea cable projects.  During this time she managed a team with over 250 contractors working on offshore projects worldwide.

Donna followed her education with 5 years’ service in the Royal Navy where she was responsible for the travel, logistics and administration of all personnel on-board the various ships and bases.  Her first-hand experience of living and working offshore has held her in good stead for a successful career in supplying contactors to the marine industry.

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Brian Chen


Brian joined Taylor Hopkinson in late 2016, with responsibility for developing Taylor Hopkinson’s brand in the US/ Canada through opening and managing our flagship US office in Houston.

Brian has successfully recruited across multiple industries and skill levels throughout his career. He brings over eight years of experience in sales and recruitment in energy, military, and telecommunications.

Brian is a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Minor in Business Administration. Outside of work, Brian is an avid motorcycle rider and enjoys playing basketball.

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Jamie Taylor


Since joining Taylor Hopkinson in 2013, Jamie has developed the company’s activity across the solar industry from a near standing start to the core business which it is today. He now works across international markets with a particular focus on the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and works closely with THA’s teams in Spain, Mexico and North America to continue to develop a global presence within the sector. Jamie has cemented himself as a leader in the solar energy recruitment space, initially becoming the recruitment partner of choice to some of the UK’s leading developers, EPC’s, manufacturers, asset managers, funds and utilities, and then expanding this on a global scale.

Prior to life at Taylor Hopkinson, Jamie juggled a managerial role within the hospitality industry with completing his university degree, a BA (Hons) Business Management and Marketing from The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

Outside of work, Jamie loves to travel and exploring new places and spends most of his free time with friends, family, and his dog. He is also enjoying Spanish lessons and keeps fit via the gym and cycling.

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Lucas Hofmann Bellver


Lucas joined Taylor Hopkinson in 2017 as a part of the Iberia and LATAM team. Based in Spain, he specialises in Onshore Wind and Solar PV, covering the entire project lifecycle recruiting for both technical and commercial roles.

Following several years working as a Business Lawyer, Lucas moved into the recruitment and executive search markets, successfully completing multiple international assignments during the last 4 years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from ESADE University and a Master’s Degree in Business Law from the same Business School. Lucas speaks fluent German, Spanish and English.

Outside of work, he is a basketball lover and enjoys following the NBA.

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Lesley Murray


Lesley joined Taylor Hopkinson in 2017 as Head of Finance.  She is a certified member of CIMA with overall responsibility for financial and taxation matters across the business.

Lesley has over 15 years’ finance experience working for a number of companies across a variety of industries. She has been working in the renewables industry for the last 6 years, having previously worked with a leading international consultancy. In her spare time, Lesley enjoys an active life with her young family.

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Want to Join the Team?

We are always keen to speak to talented and driven individuals who believe they can contribute to our mission.