Steve Carter


“There are incredible people out there who have the drive, talent and resilience to do anything but are never given an opportunity for whatever reason. Engaging them can only benefit everyone. What’s stopping us?”


Steve Carter, the founder of The Ability People, is a recruitment professional with almost 32 years’ experience across the UK, Ireland, Asia and Australia.

He has held executive positions in large public organisations and emerging global private staffing groups including: Group Board Director and Shareholder – Morgan McKinley, Managing Director (UK) – Robert Half International, Director (Asian Operations) and Managing Director (Australia) – ADIA (now Adecco).

Always frustrated by the lack of career opportunities available to outstanding individuals living with disabilities, Steve was even more confused by the reluctance of employers to approach securing great talent without bias. The Ability People was created to help put this right.

Steve’s leadership, innovation and straightforward communication is a driving force behind TAP’s mission to shake up the recruitment industry and bring opportunity to people who have been too long overlooked.