Diana Watson

Qualifications: BA (Hons) English & Theology, University of Muenster.

Languages spoken: German (native), English, Spanish.

Sector focus: Engineering, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Biotechnology, Education, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Packaging and Printing, Professional Services, Retail, Technology, Telecoms, Textiles.

Which European country that you have not yet visited is top of your list to see, and why? Croatia – for its beautiful coastline and historic centre.

What is your speciality dish to cook? Fluffy Pancakes – my daughter tells me they are best in world (she does not rave about my broccoli 😊).

If you were to give one suggestion to the CEO of LinkedIn, what would it be? Don’t penalise recruiters for wanting to access the network.

What is the most enjoyable book that you’ve read recently? “They first killed my father” by Loung Ung. A very powerful account of the suffering caused by the Khmer Rouge.

What would be your karaoke song? Summer lovin’ – only as a duo though. People who witnessed my Karaoke would discourage me though…

Who would be the guests at your dream dinner party? A difficult choice between Dietrich Bonhoeffer, my grandmother and Hugh Jackman.

What do you most enjoy about working in executive search? Talking to fascinating people at very senior level who would not come to your dinner party.

Mountains or sea? Sea.

What is your favourite film? As good as it gets.

What would you rather fight – 20 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck? I’d rather concentrate on taking on one – so the horse-sized duck.