Established in 2020, Pembury Partners came to light in a moment of darkness, bringing focus to the importance of the household: it is people who make every house a home, and the home is the safe oasis everyone longs to retreat to. At the core of Pembury Partners is a true passion for supporting people in their unique lifestyles whilst thriving on human interaction and aiming to establish long-lasting working relationships.

Darren and Elvie, co-founders of Pembury Partners, lead the company with strong ethos of acceptance, discretion and professionalism. Having worked extensively within the luxury and private household industry, they possess a true understanding of the sector and its nuances.

Meet the Team

Elvie Dakin

Elvie Dakin

Co-Founder & Director

Elvie has had extensive experience working in complex international private households before transitioning into executive search and selection. She specialises in formal and royal protocols, structured estates and global property portfolios.

Darren Lewis

Darren Lewis

Co-Founder & Director

Darren has a vast background in the international luxury hospitality sector providing executive search and operational expertise. He specialises in single and multi-family offices, high calibre culinary creatives and professional sports individuals.

Loic Le Pape, Culinary Partner at Pembury Partners

Loïc Le Pape

Culinary Partner

Loïc is an acclaimed Chef with a distinguished career of over 30 years, both in Michelin starred restaurants and privately catering for high profile personalities. Loic works closely with the Board, focusing on culinary professionals.

Daniel Serrano, Sports Development Partner

Daniel Serrano

Sports Development Partner

Daniel is a former premier league player care officer, trilingual in English, French and Spanish. He has extensive experience of working with football players, their families and entourages from a variety of backgrounds.

Tinique Kluyts

Tinique Kluyts

Operations & Project Analyst

Tinique’s background and expertise spans across luxury hospitality, private households, education and business operations. She specialises in executive searches, network building and strategic benchmarking whilst collaborating closely with the Board.

Eva Gracz

Talent Researcher

Eva works closely with the Talent team. She has wide experience in luxury hospitality ranging across the sector from private households to major prestigious events.

Giles Dakin


With 13 years’ experience in international financial services, Giles works closely with our accounts and advisory teams ensuring smooth running of operations.

Tim Hensel

Content Manager & Technical Support

With his background as a web designer and photographer, Tim works with the whole team to write and design content, manage our website and provide technical support.