Benn Pople
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Benn Pople

Principal Consultant - Risk ManagementSpecialising in Risk Management & Analytics

​Benn started his recruitment career in 1999 and went on to launch one of the UK’s first risk specialist recruitment businesses in 2003, focused purely on the emerging demands Basel II was then creating for his financial services clients. He brings over 18 years risk recruitment experience to MERJE and leads our risk talent proposition for London and the South East.

Benn is well known for delivering leading talent identification and acquisition solutions to some of the world’s leading financial institutions. He has an enviable network within the risk market and is passionate about the continued development of risk management within the financial services sector.

When not talking about controls, frameworks and policies, Benn enjoys spending as much time with his wife and daughter as possible. He has a huge passion for all things aviation/flight related, he is a petrol head, and a self-confessed tech & gadget nerd!


MERJE is a known and trusted brand within the risk community. The team has been an amazing competitor for many years, and I have held them with high regard for their market reputation and ability to deliver. MERJE is a business that offers fantastic development opportunities, has a strong sense of connection amongst its staff, and is relaxed yet incredibly professional. The leadership team has built a strong moral compass and exceptional core values into the approach, which is highly customer centric and collaborative. Most importantly, it is a business that gives me enough support to deliver value to my clients yet enough space to do it my way!

Loves & Loathes

Benn loves duvet movie nights with his family, crisp and bright winter mornings, sushi, and a funny audiobook or podcast.

Benn loathes musical movies, bad drivers, wasps, baked beans, and hot weather.

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