David Craig

David Craig
Joint Managing Director
Head of Finance, Accounting & Corporate Development Division

e: dcraig@walkerhamill.com

A graduate of St Andrews University, he commenced his career with Price Waterhouse in London and joined Walker Hamill in 1989.

Originally Head of Commerce and Industry with specialisations in retail, advertising and FD appointments within both Blue Chip and Private Equity backed companies, he became Head of the UK businesses in 1998, before becoming Joint Managing Director in 2000. He co-led the MBO of Walker Hamill in 2002.

Guy Townsend

Guy Townsend
Joint Managing Director
Head of Private Equity, Alternative Assets & Corporate Finance Division

e: gtownsend@walkerhamill.com

He joined the firm in 1993 and manages all of Walker Hamill’s financial services businesses.

He has personally led the firm’s Private Equity and Advisory team from inception.  Besides providing recruitment services, he also assists private equity funds with their annual remuneration reviews and bespoke referencing. He sits on the advisory board of IPEC (INSEAD). 

Additionally he co-led the management team which successfully steered Walker Hamill through two management buyouts.  He is a graduate of Loughborough University.

Tim Smith

Tim Smith
Head of Debt and Credit Finance

e: tsmith@walkerhamill.com

Tim joined Walker Hamill in 2002 in order to establish a dedicated team specialising in the Debt Finance and Credit Markets.  After beginning his career in the Royal Navy, Tim worked for 12 years at a leading international recruitment group, latterly as a director, focussing on Banking and Financial Markets.


At Walker Hamill he leads a team focused on both Banking and Buyside mandates in infrastructure, renewable energy, credit, distressed debt and special situations funds.

Nikki McDonald

Nikki Bowring
Head of the Temporary, Contract & Part Qualified Division

e: nbowring@walkerhamill.com

Nikki Bowring joined Walker Hamill in 1998.  She graduated from York University in 1995 and has extensive experience of placing finance professionals at all levels on an interim and non-qualified permanent basis.

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