Meet the Leadership Team
CEO & Co-founder
As the CEO and co-founder of Insignia Global Partners Ltd, Patricia Farrell is responsible for running all facets of the business.
Patricia has over 35 years’ experience within executive management specialising within the international healthcare manpower sector. Previously, Patricia founded Healthworks Recruitment Ltd which specialised in the delivery of HR led, bespoke solutions within a range of manpower disciplines such as: clinical / professional and technical, administration and HR, Pharmaceutical, sales and health and safety. Patricia is a Fellowship member of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals. Additionally, Patricia has previously held executive level positions for leading UK and US global search and selection companies and therefore brings a significant depth of knowledge and clarity to the process of management consultancy.
Managing Director & Co-founder
Kristen Smith is the Managing Director and co-founder of management consultancy, Insignia Global Partners Ltd which formed in 2014. In her capacity as MD she is responsible for the systematic management of the company’s global business operations. Collectively, Kristen has over 20 years of senior and board level management experience within the national and international recruitment arena; presiding over substantive healthcare manpower projects both in the UK and Middle East. Previously, Kristen founded Staff Medical and as CEO where she was accountable for the financial and operational management of the UK based recruitment agency.
Additionally, Kristen has held senior executive management roles on behalf of the Department of Work and Pensions (Welfare Reform) as well as a leading FTSE 100 listed recruitment business.
As a former military trauma medic, Kristen has brought a range of efficiency skills to Insignia Global Partners, which enable the business to find solutions to the increasing manpower demand within the global healthcare sector, which allows for the seamless and risk assessed worldwide deployment of complied and verified skilled clinical practitioners.
UK Immigration Advisor & Director of IQA Immigration Specialists Ltd
Beverley is a UK Immigration expert with extensive experience in sponsorship and personal immigration.
Beverley’s goal is to take the stress out of the sponsorship process for UK companies, allowing them to employ skilled workers from overseas. She assists employers with everything from sponsorships, compliance, reference material, letter templates, reporting and preparing visa applications for their UK bound employees. She also provides a full range of services to individuals seeking entry clearance, leave to remain, settlement or citizenship in the UK.
With past experience of making decisions on around 10,000 applications for entry clearance to the UK on over 50 different categories of visas and from over 170 different nationalities, Beverley has an in depth knowledge of the UK Immigration rules and processes. Whilst previously based in New York, she liaised with UK visa sections worldwide to develop local knowledge and regularly underwent deployments to Jamaica and Colombia. Thus, Beverley possesses personal experience in overseas relocation and is now focused on facilitating the process for others.
IQA Immigration Specialists Ltd Regulated by the OISC. Ref No. F201400850