After graduating from University with a degree in Languages, I spent some time living and working in Russia before moving to London to start my career. I worked for some of the leading secretarial agencies before joining Oakleaf Partnership in September 2012, focusing initially on Senior HR appointments into Financial and Professional Services. I have since moved within Executive Search and Interim Management Solutions to work across a range of clients and sectors. These have included technology, telecommunications, retail, leisure, manufacturing, healthcare, travel, hospitality, professional services, financial services and media. I also have a particular interest in fintech as a sector.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, in particular my 2 sons - I can be seen at the side of a rugby pitch most Sunday mornings! I also love running though have yet to complete a marathon (unlike most of my colleagues!). I also love to travel and researching new holiday destinations.
This is not just limited to FinTech, but we have also seen increased demand for HR talent MediTech, and EnergyTech.
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Amanda Underwood - CPO Rhubarb
In relation to a recent senior HR appointment within our organisation I found Oakleaf Partnership to be professional in every way in fulfilling the assignment. They quickly formulated a comprehensive insight into our business and the specific requirements of the role. I have no hesitation in recommending Oakleaf Partnership as a specialist customer focused recruitment partner within the HR and Payroll disciplines.
Adrian Roche - Managing Director, Signature Senior Lifestyle
I had a fantastic experience working with Naomi Barton after relocating to the UK from Australia. Naomi provided me with candidate feedback and support in identifying suitable roles in which I could deliver value to employers. I found Naomi’s approach to be highly reliable, honest and friendly. Naomi kept in touch during each stage of the recruitment process and provided support from a ‘local’ to help me relocate to the UK and get settled. Even more impressive was the post-placement support from Naomi to check in on how I was doing. It has been by far one of the best candidate experiences I have had and would have no hesitation in recommending Naomi and Oakleaf.
Patrick Caldwell, Head of People - Affinity Water
In relation to a recent senior HR appointment within our organisation I found Oakleaf Partnership to be professional in every way in fulfilling the assignment. Our designated consultant, Naomi Yorston, quickly formulated a comprehensive insight into our business and the specific requirements of the role. I have no hesitation in recommending Oakleaf Partnership as a specialist customer focused recruitment partner within the HR and Payroll disciplines.
- Adrian Roche - Managing Director, Signature Senior Lifestyle
Thank you for the brilliant support Emma has provided me in my job search. She was proactive in bringing the relevant opportunities to me and a cut above in comparison to all the other consultancies I was engaged with. I thoroughly recommend her work and am grateful for all her support.
I thoroughly recommend Emma and am grateful for all her support.