The Inspire Selection Team

We love changing people’s lives

At Inspire Selection we are genuinely passionate about recruiting. As a team of ‘career’ recruiters, each with between 10-25 years’ experience in recruitment, we honestly believe that we can make a difference. By working in close partnership with our clients and taking time to get to know our candidates, we are experts at building relationships and connecting the right people to the right opportunities.

Louise Vine

Managing Director

Finance and Accounting

Having worked in recruitment since 2004, entrepreneurial Louise set up Inspire Selection in 2012. Still very much involved in recruitment, Louise specialises in Finance and Accounting focusing on Managerial and Senior Level positions. Louise is recognised as a thought leader in the recruitment industry and continues to remain passionate about placing the highest calibre candidates.

Cliona Collins

Recruitment Manager

Finance and Accounting

Cliona has over 13 years regional recruitment experience and has spent the majority of her recruitment career at a leading global consultancy where she has solid experience recruiting finance professionals across the Gulf region. Having worked on a variety of finance roles from mid to senior level appointments Cliona is passionate about people and takes a consultative approach to deliver an exceptional client and candidate experience.

Amir Warsi

Recruitment Director

Finance and Accounting

Amir is a UK-qualified chartered accountant with over 24 years professional experience he has been in the UAE since 2004. Amir’s first-hand experience of finance roles from a variety of disciplines means that he can fully appreciate the varied and specific skills and job requirements related to the audit, compliance, and operational finance sectors. He works passionately and professionally to find the right fit to successfully enhance and develop the next phase of his candidate's career.

Zena Carter

Recruitment Director

Sales and Marketing

Zena is a self-motivated consultant with over 19 years recruitment experience in the Gulf. Her knowledge of the UAE proves invaluable when looking for the right candidates for her clients. Zena has recruited for many sectors, but her passion is in Sales & Marketing positions. Zena has excellent customer service skills; she really takes time to listen to what the client wants and tries to find the hidden extras that will make the difference.

Louise Knight

Recruitment Manager

Sales and Marketing

Louise has 24 years’ experience across executive search and contingency recruitment, with almost 10 years in the Middle East.  She has covered a wide portfolio of disciplines from Finance and Procurement to Sales & Marketing and HR across the FMCG/Consumer, Pharma, Manufacturing and Chemical sectors.  Louise’s network covers MENA as well as Pakistan and has a strong focus in the Saudi market covering Sales & Marketing.

Carolyn Ross

Recruitment Director

Marketing, Digital & Live Communications

Carolyn moved to the UAE as a recruiter in 2008. She has a substantial understanding of the Middle East recruitment market and her consultative approach to both clients and candidates makes her a trusted headhunting partner. Carolyn specialises in scaling rockstar teams and ensuring business growth plans can be realised through the hiring of top tier Marketing, PR, Event and Digital Communication leaders.

Anum Yasin

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Sales and Marketing

With a background in pharmaceutical marketing, Anum’s recruitment career began at an international firm in Hong Kong and she later went on to gain global experience within the industry throughout Europe and Asia. Anum is passionate about recruitment and works diligently to ensure strong relationships and forms trusted partnerships. Her knowledge of Sales and Marketing as well her experience working within that corporate sphere makes her a valuable asset to the team.

Scott Burns

Recruitment Director

Cyber Security

Scott has over 25 years experience in IT recruitment, and 20 years experience in executive search within the IT Security / Cybersecurity industry. He is a subject matter expert in hiring senior IT Security talent and has placed executive-level security experts with IT vendors, financial institutions, consultancies, and major international corporations. Scott is passionate about connecting the best security talent, with the best opportunities.

Melissa Kostler

Recruitment Director


Melissa has over 14 years’ experience recruiting for some of the leading healthcare facilities based in the UAE and GCC. She is regarded to be the region’s leading clinical recruiter for both locally and internationally based physicians and allied health professionals. Melissa holds a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Intervention (M.ECI) and she specifically prides herself on her clinical knowledge, passion for her work, strong work ethic, market expertise as well as her extensive candidate and client network.

Belle Bhogal

Executive Resourcer


Belle has over 10 years of HR experience in the UK and the UAE, working mainly with small to medium organisations operating in true partnership with the CEOs. With a passion for all things HR related, Belle understands the importance that employees make to a company and enjoys making sure the right person is in the right role. Bringing her natural enthusiasm and professionalism Belle supports the Healthcare team as an Executive Resourcer.

Elaine Hardman

Director - Executive Search and Selection

Higher Education

Elaine has over 20 years’ experience in Executive Search and Recruitment. With an extensive network globally, Elaine is well equipped to deal with Senior Search assignments. In the Middle East, Elaine recruits for the best Higher Education Institutes along with global consultancies & government departments in roles from mid to CEO / board level. Elaine has a passion for Strategy and Transformation, and this is where her expertise really adds value.

Lynne Whelehan Sheehan

Executive Researcher


Lynne is an experienced Human Resources professional with 15 years’ experience in education and public sector. Lynne has attained global experience in Ireland, UK, South Africa and in the United Arab Emirates. An energetic, passionate, and commercially minded leader, with an operational and strategic mindset. Lynne supports the Higher Education team as an Executive Researcher.  

Jag Prashar

Recruitment Manager


Having worked for over 10 years as a qualified Quantity Surveyor / Project Manager in client side and consultancy organisations, both in the UK and UAE, Jag has invaluable first-hand experience of customer motivations and needs. She can fully appreciate the varied and specific skill and job requirements related to the construction sector can find the right fit to successfully enhance and develop the next phase of her candidate's career.

Zoe Clapp

Recruitment Manager

Back Office Support

Zoe started her career working in Recruitment Marketing, partnering with large multinationals to develop, communicate and implement their Employer Brand. Since arriving in Dubai 10 years ago, Zoe has helped with the launch of several companies in the region, defining and communicating their brands and operating procedures. Zoe works with organisations from large multinationals to newly formed companies across the region to find the best Executive Assistants, Office Managers and Office Support staff.

Riddhi Gadhvi

Recruitment Resourcer

With over 14 years of experience in recruitment, Riddhi is an expert in searching for specific professional profiles and talented candidates for our top-tier clients base. She works across various sectors across UAE,GCC and wider international locations. Riddhi predominantly supports in searches for our clients who need for senior-level or very specific recruitment requirements in both private and government organisations.

Interested in joining our team?