Meet The Team

The Prime Personnel Management Team

Ian Wheal - Managing Director

Ian Wheal

The Manager of the Banking & Finance division and Managing Director of Prime Personnel, Ian began his career in treasury operations with The Bank of China in 1994, before working as a short sterling money brokerat Martins. Joined HSBC and worked with the private and institutional client service division through the .com boom, before spending a year with the team that successfully built and launched HSBC’s global internet stock broking platform. Joined Prime Personnel in March 2001 and has built an established and specialised team that is part and parcel of the success Prime Personnel is today.


Paula Lunn - Assistant Manager, Banking & Finance

Paula Lunn

Paula has extensive experience in financial services recruitment, entering the field following time spent with major banks in operational and analytical positions. Initially working for Jonathan Wren before starting up LMA, Paula joined Prime Personnel in 2009 and is regarded by the industry to have an excellent reputation for assisting candidates with making the right career decisions. Paula’s extensive client base enjoys a professional and knowledgeable service across commercial and investment banking from entry level to senior management positions.


Andy Inglis - Assistant Manager, Banking & Finance

Andy Inglis

Andy worked in various retail and private banking positions before joining the recruitment industry in 2006. He has worked for some of the market leaders in the field, re-joining Prime Personnel in 2011. A specialist in commercial banking and asset management, working on mandates across a broad spectrum of operations to senior roles in sales and origination.


Gavin Coleman - Consultant

Gavin Coleman

Gavin’s background working in banking operations and accounts & finance enables him to offer a thorough understanding of financial services when finding new employment for candidates and introducing the best matched potential to client requirements. Having worked for smaller, local agencies, Gavin joined Prime in November 2013 and offers a genuine and thoroughly professional service across all sectors.


Lauren Heptinstall - Senior Team Secretary

Jodie Rungay

Lauren joined prime in the Summer of 2016 and has quickly established herself as an essential part of the dynamic duo, working alongside Megan Baptiste. Provides administration support to the team and greeting visitors.

Megan Baptiste – Team Secretary

Demi Bullen

Forming the other half of the dynamic duo, Megan joined Prime in late Summer 2016 and is responsible for all administration support and meeting & greeting clients and candidates.

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