Executive HR Jobs


Get in touch: Katrina Stewart - Partner (KatrinaStewart@oakleafpartnership.com)

Oakleaf Executive Search has been formed to serve our growing customer network. We have a strong representation across all sectors and HR related functions, and work with a wide range of clients from start ups to FTSE 100 organisations, both private and public sector.

Why Oakleaf Executive Search?

  • The Executive Search practice works with a wide range of Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 clients, as well as private equity backed and family owned businesses. We have a broad sector coverage including Legal, Accountancy, Media, Technology, Business Services, Manufacturing, Construction, Financial Services, FMCG, Retail and Pharmaceutical.
  • We provide clients with access to a large pool of skilled interims across all HR sectors via our extensive network. With over 1500 active executive interims interviewed by us, we are able to offer organisations access to the best interim talent available.
  • We provide our clients with the best HR professionals – typical job roles we recruit for are HR Director, Chief People Officer, Head of HR, Head of Talent, Head of Reward, Reward Director, Head of Global Mobility, HR Business Partner, Head of Resourcing, Head of Talent Acquisition, Head of HR Shared Services and Head of Learning and Development
  • Diversity and Inclusion - We are proactive in sourcing diverse options for all our clients, and while gender, race and sexual orientation are important, we also work to drive socio-economic and academic diversity through our sourcing approach.
  • We are completely Human Resources focused, and the team has over 75 years combined HR executive search experience


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Proven track record over the last 12 months, including:

- Group Director of Reward - Retail, London

Head of HR – Asset Management

Chief People Officer - Hospitality

Global Head of HR – Fin Tech

Group Head of Resourcing – Media

Group Head of Reward - Insurance, London

- Interim Change Consultant, £1000 per day, Financial Services

Head of Executive - Compensation Banking

Director of Reward - Banking

Director of Learning and Development – Financial Services

- Interim Talent Director - £1000 per day, Banking

Head of Reward - Asset Management

- Chief People Officer - Fintech

- HR Director (mat cover) - £800 per day, Fintech

- HR Director - US Investment Bank

- Senior HR Business Partner - Investment Management

- Interim Talent and Performance Director - Banking

- Interim HR Director - Technology

- Interim Head of Talent and HR - Technology

- Head of ER - Global Fintech

- Head of Reward - Retail

News in Executive HR Jobs

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Executive HR Jobs testimonials

Oakleaf provided an excellent, professional and open response to my request to work together to source and secure a new global Head of HR for Henderson. Excellent in the quality and diverse backgrounds of the candidates that they sourced and the in-depth analysis on each candidate; professional in how they dealt with me, Henderson and the candidates; and open in the ease in which we were able to discuss the profile of the role, the candidates and agree on the shortlist and final selection.

The fact that we recruited the existing interim head of HR is itself a testament to Oakleaf. They presented each candidate equally and fairly, whilst being incredibly helpful in identifying the relative strengths of each candidate, but did not push for a result.

As well as excellent service, I enjoyed working with Oakleaf and would recommend them to others.

Roger Thompson - Finance Director, Henderson Global Investors

Executive HR Jobs testimonials

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

Executive HR Jobs testimonials

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

Executive HR Jobs testimonials

I have worked with Richard and Oakleaf for some years and have complete confidence in all the Oakleaf team. I have valued not only their HR knowledge and expertise but also their business perspective.

Simon Lloyd - Head of HR & Company Secretary, Santander (UK)

Executive HR Jobs testimonials

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

Executive HR Jobs testimonials

Although a new supplier to Centrica, Jade and her team look like they are on target to fill 100% of the external roles that we've given them so far. Jade has been a delight to deal with, she's bright, bubbly and full of enthusiasm. Her subject matter knowledge means that she knows what will work and what won't, especially when it comes to the candidates that she puts forward. Her energy means that she seems to work tirelessly.

Personally, I like the way that Jade is constantly reviewing her position and corralling her colleagues to deliver a joined-up solution across multiple areas within Reward. I have no hesitation in recommending both Jade and Oakleaf as highly trusted partners.

Mark Lawton - Senior Resourcing Business Partner, Centrica

Executive HR Jobs testimonials

Oakleaf Partnership did an excellent job for us! They produced a high-quality “long list” of well-qualified candidates in a short period of time in our search for a Global HR Director. From this, I was able to select a strong short list for our final decision. The approach of Oakleaf was professional, thoughtful and responsive, and I would recommend them as a company.

Brian Gosschalk - Ipsos, Head of the Office of the Presidents

Executive HR Jobs testimonials

The Towergate HR Exec and I have been delighted to form a strategic partnership with Oakleaf throughout 2015 & 2016.  Working together we have successfully recruited HR leaders & professionals in Service Delivery, Transformation, Reward and Business Partnering.  Client focus, integrity and constant straightforward communication are the strengths we value most, resulting in great candidates that fit our business and deliver results.

Catherine Lynch – Group HR Director, Towergate Insurance

Executive HR Jobs testimonials

We have used Oakleaf for a number of roles and they have delivered excellent candidates. Their knowledge of the HR market is thorough and they seem to build a great rapport with candidates.

Jim Richardson - Santander UK

Executive HR Jobs testimonials

Having worked with Oakleaf over a number of years, both as a client and a candidate, I can say that their advice and knowledge of the HR profession and the marketplace has given us confidence in the solutions, support and ultimately the candidates they offer.

Candidate experience has been exemplary with careful matching of candidate to organisation and support offered once in post.

From a company perspective, insightful questioning and probing alongside their extensive market database enables successful and confident hiring.

Charlotte Sword - Partner, Global Head of Human Resources

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