Arbuthnot Yon

About Us

Celene Yon

Director - Financial Services

Celene qualified as a lawyer in 2006 and then moved in to recruitment. Her specialism has always been placing lawyers in-house in the financial services sector. 

She set up Arbuthnot Yon in 2014 with the purpose of providing a more bespoke, informed and personal approach to offering recruitment and search services, and continues to shepherd the firm through its sustained growth.

Over the years she has partnered with a broad remit of clients from global PLCs to start-ups on a permanent, interim, contract and project basis. Celene works across a variety of mandates such as building a legal team from scratch, carrying out a search for a company's first General Counsel to recruiting for strategic, individual appointments.

Most of Celene’s clients have an international remit. She therefore works nationally, across Europe or globally, depending on where her clients are looking to hire.

Life outside of work is equally as important to Celene. She likes to spend time with her family, go for country walks and squeeze in some running and yoga, if there is any time left!

Victoria Moore

Director - Commerce & Industry

Victoria studied at the University of Aberdeen and the College of Law prior to commencing her training contract with Eversheds in 2003. She qualified as a Solicitor into Eversheds’ Corporate team in 2005.

Victoria is the co-owner of Arbuthnot Yon and since 2008 has specialised in placing legal, compliance and company secretarial professionals in-house in commerce & industry sectors. She was previously a Director at another well-known recruitment consultancy.

Victoria partners with a variety of clients including PLCs, multi-nationals, national businesses, start-ups and charities. She works across permanent, contract and interim appointments. This encompasses assisting clients with a range of mandates such as the appointment of a General Counsel to team building, and individual strategic hires.

Victoria spends most of her spare time catching up with family and friends. She also likes to travel (as much as possible!), ski and practice yoga.

Matt Bloxham

Director - Financial Services

Matt and Celene have known each other for many years and their close friendship enables them to provide a personable approach to recruitment.

Matt is quite a competitive person (though mainly with himself) and when he’s not in the office, he enjoys long-distance running and open-water swimming.

He joined Arbuthnot Yon in 2015 as the success of the company grew. Both he and Celene focus on placing legal, compliance and company secretarial professionals across all levels in to in-house positions in the financial services sector on a permanent, interim, contract and project basis.

With every new mandate, whether a General Counsel role in a global PLC to a burgeoning start-up’s first hire, they partner closely with clients and candidates to ensure the process is an enjoyable, and ultimately rewarding experience for both parties.

Shannon Pattison

Recruitment Support & Operations Manager

After a career in childcare, Shannon was looking for a complete change in career and a new challenge so she moved from looking after children, to looking after Arbuthnot Yon!

Shannon provides support across all operational areas of the business, from invoicing to keeping on top of our social media platforms, as well as supporting the Directors in their roles. She seamlessly transitioned into her new career with her energetic and proactive approach, and now our business would not be able to run without her.

When Shannon isn’t at her desk, she can be found doing body pump or LBTs at the gym!... and spending time with her family and friends.

Jeff Guntren


Following a successful career in music which literally took him around the world, Jeff was searching for a career that would challenge him in new ways, so he moved into recruitment and joined the team at Arbuthnot Yon.

He provides invaluable support throughout the entire recruitment process with a focus on sourcing candidates. Using his eye for detail, and commitment to not missing a beat, he is a great asset to the team.

Jeff is still passionate about music and travel, and when he is not spending time with family and friends, he enjoys bike rides and lifting weights at the gym.

Arbuthnot Yon

Financial Services.

07944 390723
07900 692209

Commerce & Industry.

07971 666134