About Recruitment

In 1996, Allison and Ross Paton founded Paton Personnel on the premise that a new specialist agency offering more technically accurate recruitment services in the Financial Recruitment arena could best serve the needs of clients and candidates in a manner that broadly generalist agencies were unable. Paton Personnel has successfully grown to become a leading recruitment company in South Africa and a dominant recruitment provider in the Financial Services sector and beyond.

We work across all sectors within the South African industry, however we specialize in the below areas:

Investment Banking


HR, Marketing and Investor Relations

Property, Procurement and Supply Chain

Financial Markets and Asset Management

Credit Risk and Compliance



Coverage and Wealth Management

Legal and Company Secretarial


Strategic Change and Performance Improvement

PMR Awards

    2019 – Diamond and Golden Arrow
  • Legal (Diamond Arrow)
  • Accounting (Golden Arrow)
  • Banking (Golden Arrow)
  • Financial (Golden Arrow)
    2018 – Diamond and Golden Arrow
  • Legal (Diamond Arrow)
  • Banking (Golden Arrow)
  • Accounting (Golden Arrow)
    2017 – Diamond Arrow
  • Financial (Diamond Arrow)
  • Insurance (Diamond Arrow)
  • Legal (Diamond Arrow)
    2016 – Diamond and Golden Arrow
  • Insurance – (Diamond Arrow)
  • Legal – (Diamond Arrow)
  • Banking – (Golden Arrow)