Meet the team

With experience in the industry spanning over 30 years and growing, our fantastic team works hard to help connect you with the perfect role.

Tom Parker


Having spent over 20 years developing, selling and delivering solutions across service supply chains globally, I am passionate about attracting talent to the diverse and expansive world of reverse logistics. With circularity and sustainability initiatives becoming increasingly more important for all business, it’s an exciting marketplace to work across and continues to evolve faster than ever. 

David Watson

Managing Director

I have enjoyed close to ten years in recruitment, with the past five focused on growing RL People into a trusted partner to an impressive portfolio of global organisations. Over the years, I have learnt the importance of finding your niche, honing your industry expertise, and becoming a genuinely valuable partner to customers and candidates alike. I take great pleasure in recruiting across the reverse logistics and circular economy landscape and can’t wait to continue doing so for many years to come!  

Sophie Iliffe

Operations Director

After 15 years of working in fashion I’ve loved the transition to the dynamic environment of reverse logistics where the impetus to deliver sustainable businesses solutions is a key driver for our Clients.

Yuon Skelton

Head of Recruitment

As Head of Recruitment I partner effectively with key stakeholders to help resolve your complex hiring needs. With over 10 years experience supporting the senior level recruitment needs of some of the largest organisations in the UK, I possess a strong understanding of the challenges that businesses currently face in the battle to secure top talent and will work closely with you to deliver an effective talent delivery solution tailored to your specific requirements.  

Lauren Woolley

Resourcing Consultant

Having joined RL People in June 2021 I have enjoyed diving straight into sourcing global candidates within the reverse logistics industry. This market is constantly expanding and evolving, creating great opportunities to find new and exciting talent who are eager to make an immediate impact. I have a keen eye for finding candidates with the specific skillsets to succeed within this industry, and take great pride in ensuring our clients receive the best quality talent. 

Steve Wells

Principal Consultant

Great service delivery has always been at the heart of my 9-year recruitment journey, which continues to play a crucial part in my role with RL People. The importance of a ‘repair not replace’ mindset is hugely prevalent across my specialist sectors enabling me to offer industry knowledge and genuine support to both clients and candidates. I believe that long term business partnerships built on strong foundations are paramount to succeeding in this dynamic and evolving marketplace. 

Ed Purcell

Business Development Executive

Having joined RL People in 2021 as a business development executive, I have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the world of recruitment and the opportunities it brings.  

Having expanded my knowledge of reverse logistics and circular economy, I enjoy seeing how these practices are becoming more relevant for all stakeholders in any business . Moving forward, I am excited about partnering with new businesses and expanding RL People’s already impressive portfolio of clients. 

Holly Watson

Resourcing Consultant

I am a Recruitment Specialist with over 3 years’ experience sourcing global talent. I am fuelled by my passion for understanding the nuances of cross-cultural resourcing and consider myself a lifelong learner. RL People has provided me the opportunity to expand my skillset and flourish within my recruitment career, allowing me to partner with organisations with a goal aligned to my own, moving towards a more circular economy. 

With the world’s focus shifting towards sustainability and responsible solutions the need for individuals with relevant skillsets is increasing.


Reverse Logistics, Circular Economy, and Aftermarket have always been our passion. Since our inception, our success has come from networking with skilled individuals, and finding the perfect roles for them.


By understanding both business culture and knowing exactly what makes a successful person, we identify individuals who can seamlessly fit into companies and provide immediate value.



Finding the right job doesn't have to be a struggle. We have a global portfolio of clients that vary in size and reach, so wherever you are we'll make sure to find the right role for you.


Growing your team is always an exciting time. We make sure our clients connect with only the best candidates that would be the right fit for them.

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