Our Management Team

Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson CEO

Simon is a graduate of English History, represented England at Rugby and is married with two sons. He is a keen sportsman, Governor of Christ’s Hospital and works for charities in Young Offenders Prisons.

He founded Arlington Consultants Ltd in 1984 and since then has been actively involved in the evolution of the business.

Simon is a business manager, entrepreneur, international business consultant and a well known and highly respected senior Executive Search Consultant

“What gives me the greatest sense of achievement is
we continue to work closely with so many of the
clients we first encountered in the 1980′s.”

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“I have known and worked with Simon for 20 years he has a high level of expertise and creativity that brings business partnerships together combined with the ability to make these relationships work.” Business Manager


Steve Ward

Steve Ward

Company Director

Steve provides expert consultancy through the full recruitment cycle as well as offering a variety of outsourced resourcing programmes and has consistently delivered successful MBA and graduate recruitment assignments.

He is accomplished in executive search across a range of industries including paper and packaging, commercial interiors, architecture, design, office furniture, design and build.

Steve has worked in Recruitment since graduating in 1978, externally in agency consultancy as well as internally within the HR function for a leading interior design and build organisation – a mix which gives him a unique perspective and an unparalleled network of top management/CEOs in the design and build industry and an in-depth vision of the market.

He is always on hand to offer confidential advice and guidance which is relevant, accurate and sound.

Out of hours he is an enthusiastic foodie, excellent chef and keen, creative gardener.

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“If you have an opportunity to work with Steve you’ll be in very good hands.”