Meet the Team
The people behind Savanna
The Savanna Team
At Savanna we are dedicated to matching drivers to the best possible clients, considering their requirements and experience to find the perfect role for you. Our team are central to this approach, each bringing with them their own skillset and knowledge of the industry. Take a look at our team profiles to learn more about the people behind the business.
- Director - Brian Selman
I have around 40 years experience working in a variety of businesses around the world (UK, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden). I started out in sales and then moved into General Management. I have run businesses ranging from 1 person to over 200. My role in Savanna is all about strategy development, business planning and management. I've been with Savanna from the very beginning and have loved watching it grow!
Fun fact: I have written and published two novels.
- Managing Director - Will Smith
As a child, my family had their own transport business, and I followed in their footsteps by working predominantly within the logistics sector as an adult. This experience led me to identify the inability of recruitment agencies to effectively match temporary drivers with the correct clients. This realisation, with support from Brian and Emma, resulted in the inception of Savanna. I've taken great pleasure in seeing the business grow over the years. We're lucky to have a fantastic team here at Savanna that we strengthen as we maintain consistent growth year on year.
Fun fact: When I was younger I wanted to be a DJ in Ibiza!
- Operations Manager - Dora Kassi
I have over 6 years of experience within the recruitment industry. I joined Savanna in June 2018, having previously worked as an auditor. I have an intensive background in compliance and safeguarding procedures, working alongside the Home Office and local councils. My favourite thing about working for Savanna is that I get to meet and work with some amazing people.
Fun fact: I can binge watch an entire series on Netflix!
- Operations Supervisor - Kelly Cane
I joined Savanna in 2016 as an apprentice and within 3 years I have been promoted 4 times! Savanna has helped me grow and learn within the company and within my current role I supervise payroll and the whole operation. I enjoy talking to the drivers and clients on a daily basis, dealing with various personalities and placing drivers to work is really rewarding.
Fun fact: I dye my hair every couple of months. My colour choices have included: pink, red, blue, green, purple, brunette and blond.
- Resource Manager - Wesley Lawrence
I have over 6 years Transport Management Experience with the International Manager CPC Qualification. I also have 18 years Class 2 HGV multi-drop driving experience, as well as 8 years Class 1 multi-drop driving experience. I joined Savanna in February 2018 and am excited to bring my vast knowledge of the transport sector to the business.
Fun fact: I grow a beard for the duration of the British winter time and only shave it off when the clocks go forward in Spring.
- National Sales Manager - Chris Tasker
I‘ve worked within the driving recruitment industry for over 5 years, and have also had my Class 1 HGV driving licence for over 10 years. My journey at Savanna is only just beginning, but nevertheless the support from my team has been excellent.
Fun Fact: My favourite TV Show is still and will forever be the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. The show keeps me feeling young and cool.
- Sales and Operations Officer -Maia Alcendor
I have ample customer service and sales experience working within different sectors, including 360 recruitment for both public and private sectors including recruiting for large councils and universities within the London boroughs.
I started with Savanna in June 2019 and I am very excited and honoured to be a part of the Savanna Family.
Fun Fact: I am totally banned from singing anywhere near my family and soon to be banned from the office if I carry on!
- Ops & Accounts Support - Billie Smith
I joined Team Savanna in July 2018 as Ops and Accounts Support. I have over 30 years experience in various forms of transport including: road, air, courier, chilled and frozen products.
Fun fact: I love cycling and used to cover 20km every day!
- Ops and Accounts Support - Anna Smith
My whole career, I have worked in Admin including Human Resources and payroll. I was offered a job at Savanna as Ops and Accounts Support and started my journey with the business in May 2018.
Fun fact: I enjoy gardening and reading a good book.
- Ops and Accounts Support - Nicole Enslin
As part of the Savanna team, I assist in both the operations and accounts aspects of the business. My previous experience includes marketing and finance within the industry. I have a degree in Business Management, and if all goes well, hopefully I will have an Honours degree in Business Management soon. My journey at Savanna has been a whirlwind as it is always busy! I am always learning, engaging and most importantly growing with Savanna and it's great being a part of the team.
Fun Fact: You can bribe me with coffee. I like coffee… A LOT.