Executive Capabilities

The Oakleaf 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 also 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.

Why partner with us?

  • We are proactive in sourcing diverse options for all our clients, working to drive
    socio-economic and academic diversity through our sourcing approach
  • Our team has over 75 years combined HR executive search experience
  • We have an extensive database of over 5000 senior HR candidates, this includes
    over 730 HR Director contacts in the UK and overseas

A selection of recent Executive appointments include:

  • Global Director of Reward - Retail, London
  • Interim Change Consultant, Financial Services
  • Chief People Officer, Hospitality
  • Group Head of Resourcing, Media
  • Interim Talent Director, Banking
  • Senior HR Business Partner, Investment Management
  • Interim Head of Talent & HR, Technology
  • Director of Learning & Development, Financial Services
  • Head of HR - Asset Management
  • Global Head of HR - Fintech
  • Global Head of Reward - Insurance
  • Head of Executive - Compensation Banking
  • Director of Reward - Banking
  • Head of Reward - Asset Management
  • Head of ER - Global Fintech
  • HR Director - US Investment Bank


“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

“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

News in Executive Capabilities

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Executive Capabilities testimonials

Jamie has been a great partner throughout the entire interview and hiring process. There are times when working in different time zones can be challenging but our partnership proves working globally works even during a pandemic.

During the challenging time the world is in, Jamie continued to stay present ensuring I was informed on where BNY Mellon was in the hiring process. This was a great comfort when wondering if the position was moving forward.

Jamie was professional in managing both his relationship with the client and me, as the candidate. I appreciate his honesty, insights and continued support. Jamie is very knowledgeable in the Rewards space and thoroughly prepared me during the interview and contract process. I would recommend Jamie and Oakleaf for anyone looking for the next step in their Rewards career.

Cindy Lukas, Global Head of Benefits, Bank of New York Mellon

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