Jess is a huge Arsenal fan and enjoys arts and crafts in her spare time.
Head of Operations
Originally from Portsmouth, Jess graduated from Kingston University after studying Music Technology and started her career in the customer service department of LOVEFiLM (subsequently Amazon Prime). In this role, she progressed to a significant leadership position supporting over 50 staff members.
After this, she joined MNG Maritime, where she steadily adopted ever-increasing responsibility as Operations Director. She oversaw all aspects of MNG Operations, including HR, logistics, transfer operations, bunkering, ISO compliance and licensing, as well as over 100 deployed staff. She was always the first port of call for their increasing client base and managed her capable team of responsive operational staff.
Jess joined UMBRA in 2020 as Head of Operations and is responsible for the processes and day-to-day running of UMBRA International Group Ltd. The role is multi-faceted and requires her to be forward-thinking and solution-focused.
Head of UMBRA Select
Sarah began her professional career in the Square Mile, working for Euromoney Institutional Investor on the Flagship publication Euromoney. Sarah began as PA to the Publisher, but was quickly promoted to Advertising Production Manager and then Special Projects Editor. In that role, she ran a team and looked after all guides and supplements produced by the business, overseeing everything from planning to print.
In 2016, Sarah became Private Secretary to the Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, His Excellency Mr Shaukat Aziz. Sarah played a key right hand role looking after the busy life of this former Prime Minister, managing his needs during international speaking engagements, multiple global board commitments and the launch of his book From Banking to the Thorny World of Politics.
Sarah’s first move into recruitment came in 2019, when she was asked to join the team at BOWER Talent. Sarah worked with many mid- to large-scale businesses working with their core administrative function, training PAs/EAs and all other support staff. This work required international travel, and laid the groundwork for a successful training business.
Sarah joined UMBRA International Group at the beginning of 2020. Sarah is delighted to head up the recruitment side of the business. She manages all Private Household Staffing roles and candidates across the board, as well as corporate and family office roles.
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Sarah Minns graduated with a bachelor of Music and a postgraduate diploma in Opera from the Royal Academy of Music, London. She still sings to this day in her spare time.
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Jane lives in idyllic Devon, and works as an estate agent in her spare time.
Private Client Recruitment Founder, Special Advisor UMBRA SELECT
After pivoting a successful career in teaching, Jane launched recruitment business Greycoat Lumleys. She managed and grew the business for nearly twenty years, before deciding to start a more boutique and bespoke recruitment company under her own name.
This agency is now part of Umbra SELECT, with Jane acting as UMBRA Ambassador.