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Meet the team

Luke Williams

Chief Executive Officer

Luke Williams

Chief Executive Officer


With a remarkable track record in leading and investing in professional services and consultancy businesses, Luke has led Ignata’s successful expansion. Luke grew up in management consultancy advising clients in numerous sectors and global locations on new businesses. Alongside Ignata, in the role of Deputy Chairman, Luke has been instrumental in creating and leading Start-Up Loans, a government-funded scheme which has supported 50,000 entrepreneurs get started. It is Luke’s vision and strategy that is driving Ignata as a force for change in the staffing sector.

With a remarkable track record in leading and investing in professional services and consultancy businesses, Luke has led Ignata’s successful expansion. Luke grew up in management consultancy advising clients in numerous sectors and global locations on new businesses. It is Luke’s vision and strategy that is driving Ignata as a force for change in the staffing sector.

Saira Demmer

UK Chief Executive Officer

Saira Demmer

UK Chief Executive Officer


Saira joined Ignata as Head of M&A and became our CFO. Her knowledge in recruitment and talent solutions was honed during six years spent in Deloitte’s M&A strategy team, where she was involved in a number of high-profile deals in the recruitment sector. With her innate understanding of the industry, Saira knows exactly what it takes to build and lead a successful business. Her time is spent looking for new and innovative ways to grow Ignata and to provide our clients with adaptable services they’ll genuinely love.

Saira's knowledge in recruitment and talent solutions was honed during six years spent in Deloitte’s M&A strategy team, where she was involved in many high-profile recruitment sector deals. With her innate understanding of the industry, Saira knows exactly what it takes to build and lead a successful business. Her time is spent looking for new and innovative ways to grow Ignata and to provide our clients with services they’ll genuinely love.

Matt Burton

Chief Client Officer

Matt Burton

Chief Client Officer


Matt spent the last 20 years building and running recruitment businesses. Starting with a small, fast-growing regional agency, he developed his strategic toolkit in a major plc before building his own multimillion pound business, which was partly acquired by Ignata in 2014. With a keen eye for commercial opportunities and a ‘whatever it takes’ mentality, Matt has a gift for building innovative and strategic talent solutions that drive real and profitable results. Passionately client-centric, he is the ambassador for our brand and values, and a significant thought leader.

Matt spent 20 years building and running recruitment businesses. Starting with a regional agency, he then developed his strategy in a major plc before building his own multimillion pound business. With a keen eye for commercial opportunities and a ‘whatever it takes’ mentality, Matt has a gift for building innovative and strategic talent solutions. He is the ambassador for our brand and values, and a significant thought leader.

Andy Preston

Group Director

Andy Preston

Ignata Group Director


Andy joined Ignata as Group Director. With two decades experience in the talent solutions industry, he has a wealth of experience in taking UK businesses global.
Andy brings to Ignata an unrivaled understanding of the power of digital channels to engage with customers and colleagues. He drives thought leadership to influence strategy, educate clients and break into new territories. Andy’s clear vision and ambition to do something different matches our own. He's been instrumental in creating a culture that welcomes new ideas and approaches.

Andy has two decades experience in the talent solutions industry and a wealth of experience in taking UK businesses global. Andy brings an unrivalled understanding of the power of digital channels to engage with customers and colleagues. He drives thought leadership to influence strategy, educate clients and break into new territories. He is instrumental in creating a culture that welcomes new ideas and approaches.

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