Meet the SRG Leadership Team

Kelly Morton
Kelly Morton

CEO of STEM (UK), Impellam Group

Kelly joined SRG as a Regional Manager for the Manchester office back in 2000. She rapidly progressed through the organisation; becoming Head of Operations before assuming her position as Managing Director. She now serves as CEO of Impellam’s STEM Hub of businesses.

Since her appointment as MD in 2009, Kelly has transformed SRG from a niche, UK-only lab recruitment company into a leading global STEM consultancy network. In recognition of her continued success, she was named one of the ‘Global 150 Women in Recruitment’ by Staffing Industry Analysts in 2019. 

Emma Brown

Director, Strategic Accounts

Emma joined SRG with over seventeen years’ experience within the recruitment industry. She heads up our Strategic Accounts Team and specialises in the design, implementation, and delivery of complex outsourced recruitment models across our network of clients. 

Emma primarily focuses on our RPO and MSP accounts, ensuring that we always deliver the best quality service to our clients and continually adapt to meet their changing needs. She also heads up our Early Talent graduate industrial placement accounts.

Richard Acton

Director, Synergy

Richard joined SRG after gaining experience within the field of forensic science. After heading up the engineering team, he went on to become Operations Director and later Director. In his most recent role, Richard has been responsible for leading innovation across SRG. 

Richard now runs our outsourced solutions division, Synergy, which successfully implants teams within client businesses for statement of work (SoW) projects. He is Vice-Chair of the Life Science Executive Committee within the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and is our Gallup Certified Strengths Coach.

Robin Aris


Associate Director, Client Solutions

Robin has over twelve years’ experience servicing the life-science industry by supporting customer strategic growth initiatives and international account management. His expertise spans leading teams that support standard PSL contingency recruitment to headhunting exclusive team builds via executive search that supports relocations across the UK, EU, US and Japan. More recently, for the past 3 years, he has supported Synergy in implementing both service-based and project-based onsite governed scientific service provisions (SSP) via Statements of Works (SOW/FSP) framework agreements. 
Robin is a recognised FIRP member to the Recruitment Employment Confederation (REC), a qualified SOW / FSP Expert accredited by the CCWP, and a longstanding member of the Royal Quality Association (RQA) to the life science industry.

Robin represents our outsourcing division, working strategically with our SME and large blue-chip network of organisations within the life science sector at SRG, supporting our customers in deploying the right recruitment and employment model to aid them in maintaining a diverse, highly skilled, engaged, productive and agile workforce. Robin manages the early development stages of SRG’s strategic partnerships, acting as a main point of contact and escalation for our customers in the UK, EU, and US.

Jacob Midwinter

Associate Director, Search by SRG

Jacob joined SRG after gaining eight years’ recruitment experience. Initially joining our strategic sales team, Jacob’s passion for our executive search business was quickly identified and he now heads up the Search team. 

Search by SRG is the global, market-leading search service for STEM businesses. Through data intelligence and a passion for resourcing and STEM, Search by SRG endeavours to ensure the best talent is not only appointed but also retained.

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