After graduating from York university, I joined a large global recruitment firm, building long standing relationships with HR professionals within retail and wholesale on a national and international scale. During 2009 I took a sabbatical and travelled the world to come back and move to financial services, specialising in senior HR appointments across banking and investment management. In 2013 I wanted to purely work for a HR recruitment boutique and work for a market leader. At Oakleaf I head up our Executive Search and Interim Management Solutions business across all sectors. The team work with a wide range of FTSE clients, as well as private equity backed and family owned businesses. Sector coverage is broad and encompasses technology, retail, leisure, manufacturing, healthcare, travel, hospitality, professional services, construction, financial services and media.
In my spare time I look after my son Cameron, who keeps me on my toes!
I love running, completing 3 marathons sub 4 hours, a boot camp on a Saturday morning, followed by a hearty take away and a good bottle of wine!
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I was referred to Katrina Stewart when my organization was looking for a Head of Human Resources. Katrina immediately grasped the role and the complexity. She sourced and presented candidates in line with the recruitment process we discussed at the beginning, showed her ability to identify candidates right for our business.
Lisa Erhle – MD – Capital Dynamics LLP
Oakleaf Partnership have been a valuable talent acquisition partner and their service has always been excellent. Their understanding of the business needs and culture of our organisation has enabled them to provide us with high calibre applicants. They have always been professional, honest and reliable and I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone. In particular, it has been a pleasure working with Katrina who I highly recommend as a professional, diligent and extremely competent senior consultant who helped us find the right talent and identified critical talent for our organization.
Grant King – Head of HR, TD Securities