Meet the team

With over two decades of experience between them, our team have their own areas of expertise, niche markets and geographical areas. What they all share is a professional, proactive and consultative approach that has earned our reputation for quality.

We provide an informed, high-quality service, keeping fully up to date with the initiatives and developments that impact on our customers. We have the added advantage of being able to draw on the knowledge and expertise of our colleagues across the CIPFA community. 

Mizan Rouf, Senior Consultant

Mizan Rouf

Mizan has worked in recruitment for almost two years. Prior to joining the CIPFA-Penna team he worked in executive search and selection, delivering successful appointments for clients recruiting at senior and board level. Before his career in recruitment, Mizan spent 15 years working in local government across the North East and South Yorkshire within regeneration, inward investment and economic development roles.

Tel: +44 (0)7395 855007

Catherine Bush, Team Leader, Local Government - Executive Interim

Portrait photo of Catherine Bush, Penna recruitment consultant

Catherine has over 16 years of experience working in recruitment at Penna and has a proven track record of exceeding performance expectations while always remaining client and candidate focused and continually providing excellent customer service. Now operating as a Team Leader Catherine is responsible for recruiting, training, developing and overseeing the output and delivery of Associate Consultants whilst also playing a critical role in upholding, promoting and developing best practice and professional standards in our delivery services.

Over the years Catherine has developed a strong network at recruiting senior level finance professionals into the public sector with a focus on local government finance and the wider local government arena.

Tel: +44 (0)7803 510 898

Karima Dakhama, Senior Consultant, Local Government – Executive Interim

Portrait photo of Karima-Dakhama, Penna recruitment consultant

Karima has over ten years of senior-level recruitment experience in local government which were spent with Venn Group and Green Park and building a local government division for Keystream; she has grown a love and passion for the public sector.

“I remain sincerely impressed with Penna’s trusted brand in local government and, consider them second to none when it comes to supporting the sector, from recruitment to the Aspiring Chief Executive programme, sector awards, round tables, knowledge shares, challenging and championing EDI; it’s a perfect platform and partnership to service the public sector. I am looking forward to helping more local authorities find exceptional”

Having specialised in change and transformation Karima will continue her journey with a focus on local government finance as part of our partnership with CIPFA. Karima is thrilled to begin her CIPFA-Penna journey whilst continuing to grow her network of passionate people through such a trusted brand.

Tel: +44 (0)7743 972 716

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