The Team


The Team

At Mood Group, we pride ourselves on our team of highly skilled Partners who are dedicated to providing exceptional service and results to our clients. Our team is composed of professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences, allowing us to provide our clients with a unique and comprehensive perspective on the executive talent market within the Packaging & Print sectors globally.

Each Partner brings their own expertise and skills to the table, allowing us to provide a wide range of services and solutions to our clients. We work collaboratively to identify, engage, and place top-tier talent in key leadership positions across the Packaging and Print sectors globally.

Our Partners are experts in their respective fields, with years of experience and a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities that exist in the executive search industry. We are committed to staying up-to-date on the latest trends and best practices, and we leverage the latest technology and tools to ensure that our clients receive the most comprehensive and effective service possible.

Above all, our team is committed to providing exceptional service and results to our clients. We understand that every organization has unique needs and requirements when it comes to executive talent, and we work closely with our clients to ensure that we provide customized solutions that meet their specific needs.

When you are looking for a team of experienced and dedicated executive search professionals, look no further than Mood Group. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you find the senior executive talent you need to achieve your organizational goals.

Marcus Doo - Managing Partner

Marcus Doo - Managing Partner

Marcus Doo is a seasoned professional with nearly 40 years of experience in the Packaging and Print industry. As the Founder and a Managing Partner of Mood Group, a specialist executive search company, Marcus has established himself as a prominent figure in providing executive search services to the Packaging and Print sectors globally.

Throughout his extensive career, Marcus has gained a profound understanding of the Packaging and Print industry, making him a trusted advisor in executive recruitment. With his in-depth knowledge and expertise, he possesses a unique ability to identify top-tier talent and match them with the right organizations, ensuring long-term success for both parties.

Marcus's journey in the Packaging and Print industry began four decades ago when he initially worked in various sales, operational and management roles. His hands-on experience allowed him to develop a comprehensive understanding of the industry's intricacies, including the technical aspects, market dynamics, and emerging trends.

Recognizing his passion for connecting talented professionals with leading organizations, Marcus transitioned into the executive search field 14 years ago. This shift enabled him to utilize his vast industry knowledge and establish a niche in the executive search arena, focusing specifically on the Packaging and Print sectors.

As the Managing Partner of Mood Group, Marcus oversees the company's strategic direction and daily operations. He leads a dedicated team of search consultants who share his commitment to delivering exceptional results to clients around the world. Under his guidance, Mood Group has earned a stellar reputation for its meticulous approach, personalized service, and ability to identify high-calibre executives who possess the right skill sets and cultural fit.

Marcus's success as an executive search professional can be attributed to his deep industry connections, meticulous research methodology, and his unwavering dedication to client satisfaction. He understands the unique challenges and opportunities faced by organizations in the Packaging and Print sectors and leverages his extensive network to find executives who can drive growth, innovation, and success in these industries.

Outside of his professional endeavours, Marcus is an avid supporter of industry associations and actively participates in conferences and events to stay updated on the latest developments in the Packaging and Print sectors. He believes in giving back to the industry that has shaped his career and is often sought after for his insights and expertise.

With his wealth of experience, exceptional track record, and commitment to excellence, Marcus Doo continues to make a significant impact on the Packaging and Print industry. His passion for executive search, coupled with his industry knowledge and global perspective, positions him as a trusted advisor to organizations seeking top-tier talent to drive their success in today's competitive landscape.

On a personal note I am married to my beautiful soul-mate Emma, I am blessed with three amazing children and eight grandchildren, and apart from spending lots of energy on Mood Group, I enjoy being out and about doing things that really interest me - the list of which is far too endless to mention here but suffice to say I like to achieve lots in my day and cannot abide wasting time. If called to list particular interests, apart from family and our business, it would probably be anything to do with food, travel and the sea, and all combinations of the aforementioned.

Emma Doo - Managing Partner

Emma Doo - Managing Partner

I believe we are all shaped by our surroundings, places, people, and our experiences.

My appreciation, and love of travel and exploring new places and people is probably born out of family experiences. Choosing to join in my families move to Dubai as a teenager in the mid 80’s, as my father’s work with Xerox required him to travel around the Middle East.

I returned to UK to finish my education, where I decided the way things ‘worked and looked’ were of interest to me. My passion for good design & great packaging started at an early age and even used to collect Luxury perfume/cosmetic Packaging and adorn my bedroom as a girl. This passion culminated in an Interior Design degree, where meticulous attention to detail count. Wanting to broaden my 10 years’ experience in central London’s Interiors Industry, I decided to return to Dubai in the early noughties, which was exploding, and I worked on some iconic projects and where I met my husband Marcus (who too, like my father, has his roots firmly rooted in the Packaging and Print Industry – what’s the chances of that!!)

Witnessing the financial crisis occurring across the world in 2007-2008, led us to change direction to enable us to be more in control of our careers and life journey. Our combined years of professional experience provided a wealth of knowledge and know how, which spurred us on, and Mood Group was born. Taking some time and space in Cyprus to reflect and build a solid foundation to the business and at a time of the arrival of our son.

Our journey then continued West to Malta, where we took our tiny baby to a tiny island in the middle of the Mediterranean where the business and our child started to grow and develop. Spreading our reach, ethos and good practice attracted new clients across Africa and into southern Europe. We are lucky to partner and continue to meet fantastically professional clients and candidates from all around the world daily. It’s what we love to do. Education and aging parents drew us back to UK, where we have based ourselves just outside London, an endless playground of adventures to stimulate and educate us all.

I’m looking forward to Mood Group’s exciting future and intellectual global growth. I’m excited for our next steps forward along its journey, with all the new fascinating clients, candidates, and technologies to have the privilege to meet along the way. I’m fascinated with learning more about the endless possibilities ahead, that environmental Packaging will deliver us all and our sustainable futures.

Our valuable experience in the Executive Search market is a hugely rewarding sector to continue to be wrapped up in. So, thanks for reading and here’s to all our future involvement in this beautiful Biz which is ‘Packaging & Print’

John Gilchrist - Independent External Advisor

John Gilchrist - Independent External Advisor

After a long, wide-ranging career spanning 8 sectors, John has just retired but remains keen to keep his brain active by utilizing his passion for research and ‘giving back’ on a voluntary basis. He accepts no remuneration in any form. He provides objective independent advice.

We have known John for over 15 years. During a chance discussion we discussed how Mood Group could better meed the needs of clients, operating in the Responsible Packaging sector and a number of possible client solutions emerged. John’s multi-sector experience complements Mood Groups’ ambition and we will work together well; it is a partnership of trust.  


John has gained a reputation for tackling complex challenges and delivering effective solutions to business leaders and boards around Europe and the Middle East. He has extensive experience in strategic research and positioning, troubleshooting, strategic and tactical planning, governance, stakeholder communication, brand building, reputation management, and improving organisational efficiency, competitiveness and cost effectiveness.

John spent the early part of his career as an aerospace engineer (development, quality assurance and production) and as a management accountant (World-wide Overhaul base), working for Rolls Royce. This, followed by diverse posts in International Computers Ltd. and STC Telecommunications Plc, where he created new strategic units to develop processes which halved the time taken to get new products from design into production. These roles developed a fascination with the speed of technological innovation and benefits.

John jumped sector to the capital markets at the London Stock Exchange (Corporate Planner), during the ‘Big Bang. During this time he was a director in the Strategic Planning Society and chair of 8 special interest groups. He  moved to Clearstream International and Clearstream Bank, Luxembourg, again as Corporate Planner (engaged to restructure the governance, organisation and strategy to develop the bank via strategic partnerships). In his last role he took up the challenging role of Group Director Communications (External, Media and Stakeholder, and Internal Communications). Further, he was a director in a strategic think tank, The Edmond Israel foundation, which commissioned and undertook strategic research projects focussed on the European Union and at an annual ceremony presented the Vision for Europe award to leading figures, including Helmut Kohl, Chancellor of Germany, Wim Duisenberg, President of the European Central Bank, and Jacques Santer, Prime Minister of Luxembourg and President of the European Commission. He is a firm believer in the value of knowledge exchange and the formulation of scenarios in assessing global trends impacting business sectors.

John has highly developed leadership and presentation skills and has chaired and presented at conference, including to heads of state and government, on wide-ranging themes worldwide. This, and a wide network of sector executives, persuaded John support the sector and he set up reGEN sarl, a company aimed at undertaking strategic research and sharing this with clients while undertaking consultancy projects. He has worked for several stock exchanges, a central bank, a market leader in fund administration and communication and published a number of research papers and articles. He has chaired cross-sector events and was chair of the securities services arrangements in the wake of September 11th. He was also part of the Luxembourg Committee set up to review the adopted recommendations.

On a trip to Dubai to chair a conference on Gulf Monetary Union, John was offered and accepted a challenging role as director communications and strategy at the Dubai Financial Services Authority, the regulator of the Dubai International Financial centre. On-completion, he accepted a role at the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange as director marketing, communications and research.

He has built a reputation in boardrooms across the world, and notably conducted an hour-long interview with President William J. Clinton via satellite in front of 400 business leaders at a Global Leaders’ Summit, Denmark.

His most recent role as a trustee and non-executive director in a UK Multi-Academy Trust carried responsibility for strategy and expanding the trust via merger, to increase the number of schools in the trust in-line with government policy.

John's particular interests lie in future trends and scenario development and the research that supports that interest. He shares his time between his homes in Nantwich, Cheshire and the Algarve, Portugal. He is married and a keen golfer playing off a single figure handicap.