After graduating with a degree in Psychology from Bournemouth University, I made the move to London and into the recruitment world where I focussed on placing individuals within the Insurance Claims market.
I decided to transition into HR recruitment and joined Oakleaf in the summer of 2014 where I am now settled as part of their successful Reward & Analytics function leading the Financial & Professional Services permanent team. I focus on recruiting senior-level permanent Compensation, Benefits, HR MI and HRIS hires across Investment Banking, Asset Management, Investment Management and Private Equity. It is great to be working at Oakleaf with such knowledgeable consultants and in the largest reward function in the market.
Outside of work I like to keep active and have taken part in numerous 5/10k’s, half marathons and completed the London marathon and two Tough Mudders, raising money for two very deserving charities. I would love to add the Three Peaks challenge to the list next!
Senior Consultant Lucy Bills highlights the main learning points from our latest Oakleaf Academy event...
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The great thing about working with Lucy and the Oakleaf team is that they understood my requirements as a candidate from the beginning and only approached me regarding roles that were aligned to these prerequisites. It was so refreshing to deal with Lucy as she managed the whole process from application to acceptance with professionalism, ensuring any queries or concerns were alleviated along the way. I would definitely work with Lucy and Oakleaf again in the future.
Senior Reward Manager, Paddy Power Betfair
Firstly, it was very refreshing to work with a recruitment consultant who not only knows Comp and Benefits so well but takes the time to really understand exactly what their clients and candidates are looking for. Rather than putting me forward for every role (and wasting people's time) you waited until exactly the right fit came up. I'm certain this is why I was successful and offered the job at BTMU. I felt like you had my best interests at heart throughout the recruitment process and that I was receiving a first class service. Thank you very much for everything you have done for me. I would have no hesitation in recommending you and Oakleaf to my friends and colleagues!
Clare Diplock – Benefits & Pensions Manager, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi