Richard Pickard, Chief Executive Officer


Richard joined Longbridge in 2016, bringing with him over 20 years of experience within both public and private international recruitment companies.


His background is in personally delivering exceptional recruitment solutions, both on a contingent and retained search basis; whilst managing and developing high performing teams delivering to a wide range of clients - from FTSE100 global brands to boutique SME businesses, and being responsible for major accounts across all areas of financial services, commerce & industry and professional services.  He has grown teams, and also launched start-up business units.


He is passionate about high quality delivery and developing meaningful long-term relationships, based around exceeding the expectations of both clients and candidates.  His simplistic view of recruitment entirely based around living up to a personal standard of 'doing exactly what you said you would do, when you said you would do it', has allowed him to be the first choice for many client partners over several years.


Richard is responsible for the management of all Longbridge recruitment teams, including: finance & accountancy; internal audit & regulatory; clinical negligence & personal injury law.


Contact Richard: 020 7464 1945 (direct line); 07903 901666 (mobile); rpickard@longbridge.com




Christina Roche, Associate Director, Financial Services & Group Temporary Recruitment


Christina is a senior member of the management team, specialising in delivering to the financial services sector including: banks, asset management/hedge funds, brokers, real estate investment management, and insurance.


​With over 10 years financial services recruitment experience, Christina has a wide and diverse network of candidates and clients across the City.  She believes in her teams acting as an extension of their clients' business in the candidate market, and places particular emphasis on being a trusted brand ambassador and a long-term partner to many highly passive individuals in the market who want to manage their careers as part of an ongoing relationship with a knowledgeable industry expert.


​In her free time Christina enjoys socialising with friends, and going to the gym.

Contact Christina: 020 7464 1615 (direct line); croche@longbridge.com




Aaron Bowes, Manager, Commerce & Industry (Part-Qualified)


Aaron has 17 years recruitment experience working with a range of commerce & industry and professional services clients, specialising in candidates who are either transactional finance specialists, or part-qualified accountants.


​Managing our part-qualified finance & accountancy delivery, and personally delivering temporary solutions, Aaron has built up a loyal following amongst many clients where his supply extends beyond 10 years.


​Outside of work Aaron enjoys New Zealand rugby, and long walks in the countryside - usually to a secluded pub!


Contact Aaron: 0207 464 1930 (direct line); abowes@longbridge.com