Darren Buckley


Phone: 01702 256025

Darren is a Director at AJ Chambers, with over a decade’s experience specialising in recruitment for finance professionals on behalf of accountancy firms, and for finance professionals in commerce and industry, predominantly based in the East of England.

He strategically leads the East England Division in the Chambers Group which specialises in the tactical recruitment on behalf of Finance Professionals for Accountancy Firms, varying from small and owner-managed firms (chartered and certified practices) through to the Top 20, and leading independent firms. Alongside this, he business partners with talented accountancy and finance professionals in Commerce and Industry, from Transactional and Part-Qualified Accountants through to Financial Directors and CFOs, on interim, contract and permanent basis for various organisations across the East of England.

Darren offers a consultative approach to his Clients and advice for Qualified and Non-Qualified Individuals who are seeking their next big career move, from Trainee through to Fee Earner level in Public Practice, and Newly Qualified through to Board level appointments in Commerce and Industry.


Andrew Hilliard

Managing Director

Phone: 01702 334933

Andrew is the founder and Managing Director of the Chambers Group. His vision is that the Chambers group will be the most trusted recruitment consultancy in the UK.

Scott Golding

Principal Consultant

Phone: 01702 410413

Scott is the Principle Consultant for the East England Team. He oversees a team of specialist Consultants and Researchers, delivering an expert service to candidates and clients ranging from nationwide firms, leading regional independent firms and smaller, family run practices.

James Gosling

Head of Mergers and Acquisitions

Phone: 020 8092 6220

James has 8 years Banking Experience within the Coutts Media Commercial Team, responsible for a portfolio of successful business' in music, theatre, PR and talent management. Within this time, James forged solid working relationships with Partners of Accountancy Practices working closely with them on many complex lending facilities, IP acquisitions and M&A transactions.

Within AJ Chambers his focus is on assisting clients to identify and locate acquisition targets in line with their growth strategy, whilst supporting clients through the entire purchase process involved in acquiring a practice. In addition, he also assists clients to secure the right opportunity for their overall exit strategy for their business. James has been, and is a trusted advisor to our clients, adding value on many components of an M&A transaction and journey, ensuring professionalism and correct business etiquette and process is followed at all times.

Outside of work James enjoys keeping fit, playing table tennis and going to live music shows!

James Young

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Phone: 0203 817 8135

James is our Senior Consultant on the National team, specialising in recruiting for public practice accountancy firms across Kent and the North of Surrey. James’ key focus is on accounts, audit and outsourcing vacancies.

Outside of work, James enjoys Formula 1, Football Manager and socialising with friends and family.

Jess Dodman

Candidate Researcher

Phone: 0203 889 8843

Jess is our specialist Accountancy Practice Researcher, who specialises in sourcing accountancy talent across the UK. Her main network covers London and the home counties. Jess focuses on tactical resourcing for practice professionals for accountancy firms, including Top 10, Top 100 National Firms, and the Leading Independent and Boutique Accountancy Firms.

Jess enjoys going to the gym, taking part in boxing sessions, and is currently taking driving lessons, with her first practical test booked.

Danny Brown

Recruitment Consultant

Phone: 01727 223332

Danny is our Public Practice Consultant for Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire

Matt Lawford

Operations Director

Phone: 020 3817 8131

Matt is the Operations Director here at AJ Chambers. He has been with the business over 4 years and oversees the Taxation, Audit and Accounts divisions. During this time, Matt has been a key force in the drive to improve our customer-centric approach, improve the overall quality of our operations and how we deliver recruitment solutions to the UK accountancy practice market.

Outside of work Matt is kept busy with 4 children, 2 dogs and when he can find time home and car DIY!

Kelly Copeland

HR & Finance Manager

Phone: 01702 410411

Kelly joined as our Office Manager late in 2017 and since then she has become an integral part of the business. She now heads up our HR and Accounting function.

Jason Reynolds


Phone: 0203 817 8133

Jason is a Director and heads up our teams who recruit within the Home Counties, Midlands, and further afield areas of the country. Jason has many years of experience of recruiting into European countries, as well as UK recruitment, both across technology and now within accountancy practice and finance.

Jason and his team specialise in helping owner-managed businesses and independent practices to help identify exceptional talent on the market within audit, accounts and outsourcing. Additionally, they have strong relationships across National and International practices, and within Commerce and Industry

Jason is a big football fan and keen guitar player, and is married with a young daughter, with a second child on the way.


Chloe Scott

Candidate Researcher

Phone: 0203 889 8843

Chloe is our specialist Accountancy Practice Researcher, who specialises in sourcing accountancy talent across the UK. Her main network covers London and the home counties. Chloe focuses on tactical resourcing for practice professionals for accountancy firms, including Top 10, Top 100 National Firms, and the Leading Independent and Boutique Accountancy Firms.

Chloe enjoys spending time with friends, travelling to new places and spending way too much time scrolling on her phone.

Matt Lander

Learning and Development Manager

Phone: 01702 416516

Matt is our Learning & Development Manager with over 20 years of experience, overseeing all training and ongoing Continuous Profession Development in the Group. Covering inductions, staff engagement projects, communications and roadshows, Matt also regularly coaches everyone in the Group to help them achieve their best performances. 

Matt’s happiest in his camper van, riding his motorbike round the UK or walking his greyhound. 

Charlie Jones

Candidate Researcher

Phone: 0203 889 8843

Charlie is our specialist Accountancy Practice Researcher, who specialises in sourcing accountancy talent across the UK. His network covers London and the home counties. More specifically, Charlie
focuses on tactical resourcing for practice professionals for accountancy firms, including Top 10, Top 100 National Firms and the Leading Independent, and Boutique Accountancy Firms.

Charlie is a huge football fan, enjoys going out with friends and going to the gym.

Adam Munro

Principal Consultant

Phone: 0203 817 8130

Adam specialises in recruiting Accounts and Audit professionals in London, working with the top 100 as well as leading independent and boutique Accountancy firms.

Alfie Thomson

Senior Consultant

Phone: 01273 121088

Alfie is a senior consultant on the National team. His focus is on tactical resourcing for practice professionals for accountancy firms in Hampshire and Sussex, including 'Big 4' Firms, Top 10 & Top 100 National Firms and the Leading Independent and Boutique Accountancy Firms.

Frances Wright

Marketing Manager

Phone: 01702 410414

Frances has over 10 years of B2B and B2C experience in marketing both offline and online, bringing unique well known brand products to market in the UK and internationally. Highly skilled in digital marketing acquisition strategies, Frances is very keen to develop AJ Chambers brand footprint in the UK

Danielle O'Hara

Senior Consultant

Phone: 020 7183 2668

Danielle is one of our Senior Consultants and specialises in recruitment for Audit and Accounts professionals in London, from Semi-Seniors right through to Managers and Senior Managers. Her client base includes Firms within the Top 100 as well as leading mid-tiers and exciting boutique Practices too.

Jennifer Scorrar

Marketing Assistant

Phone: 01702 416 519

Jennifer is our Marketing Assistant here at the Chambers Group, working closely with our marketing manager. She is responsible for our online footprint as well as internal communications liaising with everyone to help develop the Chambers Group brand presence in the UK.

Jen enjoys going out with her friends, spending time with her family and is a keen online shopper.

Jodi King

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Phone: 0203 817 8137

Jodi is our specialist Accountancy Practice Tax Consultant, focusing exclusively on the tactical resourcing of Tax professionals for clients outside of London. His clients include Top 100 firms, as well as leading Independent Firms and specialist Tax Boutiques.

Outside of work, Jodi enjoys spending time with his family and young children, playing football and boxing.

Tom Sharland-Harris

Recruitment Consultant

Phone: 0203 817 8139

Tom is a specialist tax consultant, he focuses exclusively on tactically resourcing tax professionals for employers within London and Hertfordshire. His clients include professionals of all levels as well as top 100, mid-tier and boutique firms.

Outside of work Tom can be found listening to records, overwatering houseplants or tackling a DIY project.

Kieron Whitehead

Senior Candidate Researcher

As a specialist Accountancy & Finance Researcher, Kieron works exclusively in tactical resourcing for Tax, Audit, Accounts & Finance Professionals for companies and Accountancy Firms across London and the surrounding areas. Kieron also assists with the development and implementation of internal company processes and policies to ensure we can continue to provide the very best service possible to our clients and candidates.

Outside of work, Kieron enjoys the odd round of golf, and is a big Formula 1 fan.