MEET THE TEAM

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Did you know…?

Jess is a huge Arsenal fan and enjoys arts and crafts in her spare time.


Jessica Rigby

Head of Operations

Background
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.


Venetia Henderson

Head of UMBRA Select – Private Office

Background
Venetia is a Cambridge graduate who has worked in boutique recruitment for over 14 years specialising in candidates of exceptional calibre of all levels.
Her expertise is in creating long-term relationships with candidates and clients alike, she is passionate about developing peoples careers, and has an innate and intuitive understanding of her candidates and clients. Her long-term relationships with many clients and candidates are such that she is the only person that they will come to for advice.
She is heading up all of the “Right Hand Roles” here at UMBRA International – from top PAs and EAs to the entire suite of skills needed for Private and Family Offices, across private sector, finance, asset management and beyond.

Did you know…?

Venetia has taught fly-fishing on a ranch in Wyoming, camped in the Himalayas in minus 40 degrees, and seen a snow leopard in the wild.

Did you know…?

Neill started work as Saturday boy at a local butcher’s, from the age of 11.  He is also fascinated by ancient history, more specifically the Sumerian, Ancient Egyptian and South and Central American cultures.  Just check out Gobekli Tepe!


Neill Truett

UMBRA SELECT – Head of Household

Background
After graduating from The London Studio Centre for The Performing Arts, Neill began his career in a brand-new musical in Düsseldorf, Germany, where he lived for a year.  He then moved on to perform in numerous successful productions on the West End stage and national tours, including ‘Grease’, ‘Oh what a night’ and ‘Boogie Nights’ to name just a few and a number of TV and Film productions.
Following a succession of injuries, Neill made the difficult decision to leave the arts and pursue a new career and following a move across the country, he entered the world of Private service.  Neill re-trained as a Butler and went on to work as Butler/House Manager for a number of years.  Having been approached by Jane Urquhart, Neill changed careers to help recruit private staff at Jane Urquhart Limited, where he successfully ran the International and couples’ desks for around 5 years, also being promoted to office manager.
Neill then moved into the world of events, where he utilised all his past skills and experience, working for an event catering company, managing all aspects of events for up to 600 people, in addition, training, mentoring and leading teams of staff on event day.  During this time, Neill is very proud to have attained, a level 7, postgraduate in Marketing and Communications, specialising in Events Management.
More recently, Neill is delighted to have been asked to join the UMBRA Select team to once again help find the very best staff, for the most discerning and UHNW clients around the world.


Clara Richmond

UMBRA Operations Assistant

Background
Clara is from a military family and has lived all over the UK and abroad.  She joined the team at the beginning of 2021 and operates across all three business offerings supporting the whole team here at UMBRA International Group Ltd., including providing PA support to Kate.
Previously Clara worked as a Supervisor at Space NK and other beauty retailers alongside being a freelance hair and makeup artist.  She brings a creative mind to the team and runs our social media platforms.
The majority of Clara’s experience has been in customer facing environments where multitasking, effective teamwork and great communications have been essential for business success.
Clara is naturally curious, likes to get things done and be kept busy and gets all of that from her role here at UMBRA International Group Ltd.

Did you know…?

Clara is a fully qualified hair and makeup artist and has worked on major film sets such as ‘Spider-Man, Far From Home’ and is a keen sports woman who has recently completed her first triathlon!

Did you know…?

Kim currently lives in Portugal, spending her free time longboarding, meditating, and attempting to achieve flexibility through yoga.

 


Kim Garrett

Team  and Creative Assistant

Background

With versatile experience working across the business and creative side of various companies, Kim has a wealth of knowledge to refer to. Having co-run an independent record label, whilst simultaneously managing a studio for a creative agency and a recording studio too, it gave her the chance to develop her personal and creative projects, whilst also being a part of exciting and fast-growing companies.

With a penchant for writing and an eye for fashion, she has been able to put her interests to good use by working with various recording artists and fashion designers, assisting them with their early stages of growth.

Kim has always loved working behind the scenes to shape, develop and assist in the branding and marketing of a company, which she is doing with a keen interest for UMBRA International Group. Kim’s organisational skills are second none and she keeps the UMBRA Team well oiled.


Jane Urquhart

Private Client Recruitment Founder, Special Advisor UMBRA SELECT

Background
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.

Did you know…?

Jane lives in idyllic Devon, and works as an estate agent in her spare time.