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Our consultants are multi-disciplinary experts within their sectors, rather than specialists across all sectors. The average length of service of our consultants is more than 4 years. This is higher than many other recruitment businesses. This gives us a deep understanding of our clients’ organisations, their particular cultures and the recruitment challenges they face.
Betsy Williamson
Managing Director
Asset Management
Betsy Williamson
Managing Director , Asset Management
Betsy is the founder and Managing Director of Core-Asset Consulting. She is also responsible for the company’s Investment Management division, where she has built up a reputation as one of Scotland’s premier investment recruiters.

Betsy has spent her entire career within the recruitment industry. While completing a masters in human capital management, she launched Core-Asset Consulting in 2005.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: betsy@core-asset.co.uk

Louise Powrie
Director
Financial Services
Louise Powrie
Director , Financial Services
Louise is the Director of Core-Asset's Financial Services (FS) division and has over a decade of extensive recruitment experience in the financial services and investment management field in Scotland.

She focuses on the recruitment of senior specialists within the life, pension, WRAP and retail fund administration functions.

As head of the Financial Services team she works hard to provide a professional, ethical and premium level service to all of FS’ clients and candidates.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: louise@core-asset.co.uk

Mike Stirton
Director
Interim, Temporary & Contract
Mike Stirton
Director , Interim, Temporary & Contract
Mike is the Divisional Director for Core-Asset Solutions. Mike has nearly 15 years' experience exclusively with temporary, interim and contract recruitment services.

His division Core-Asset Solutions is focused on the investment management, financial services and accounting & finance sectors in Scotland. Mike is also an expert in employment legislation and has sat on many industry panels throughout his career.

He has a BSc Honours in Genetics from the University of Edinburgh and is a member of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

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Phone: 0131 718 4609
Email: mike@core-asset.co.uk

John Docherty
Associate Director
Accounting, Finance & Legal
John Docherty
Associate Director , Accounting, Finance & Legal
John is the divisional director for Core-Asset’s Accounting & Finance division, with nearly 10 years’ experience of the Scottish market. He is a specialist in helping senior finance professionals plan the next stage of their career and has partnered many financial services businesses in building entire finance teams.

John has an MA in English Literature from the University of Glasgow, including an exchange scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley, during his third year.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: john@core-asset.co.uk

Andrew Inglis
Business Manager
Legal
Andrew Inglis
Business Manager , Legal
Andrew joined Core-Asset Consulting in 2016 as Business Manager to set up the Legal Division.

With over 15 years' experience of the Scottish recruitment market, he has worked with a range of leading private practice firms and in-house organisations across Scotland.

Andrew always takes the time to understand his clients and candidates and makes the effort to provide clear, honest and straightforward advice.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: andrew@core-asset.co.uk

Victoria Sleator
Business Manager
Accounting & Finance
Victoria Sleator
Business Manager , Accounting & Finance
As a senior consultant, Victoria specialises in recruiting part- and recently-qualified accountants into the investment management, financial services, banking, and life & pensions sectors in Scotland. She has several years' experience recruiting within the accounting & finance sector.

Victoria has a 2:1 joint honours degree in Business Management & History from the University of Aberdeen. She is a qualified member of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: victoria@core-asset.co.uk

Rachael O'Neill
Senior Business Manager
Asset Servicing
Rachael O'Neill
Senior Business Manager , Asset Servicing
Rachael has been recruiting since 2004, specialising in permanent roles within financial services. She has wide-ranging experience across asset servicing, asset management and investment banking.

Rachael is passionate about always ensuring candidates and clients receive a truly consultative service.

In her spare time she is a keen runner and enjoys Crossfit.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: rachael@core-asset.co.uk

Caitlin Findlay
Associate
Core-Asset Verify
Caitlin Findlay
Associate , Core-Asset Verify
Caitlin joined Core-Asset as a member of the Verify team in August 2016 and assists in the vetting and on-boarding of candidates.

Originally from Glasgow, Caitlin graduated in 2016 with an MA (Hons) in Linguistics and English Language from the University of Edinburgh.

Outside work, Caitlin has a keen interest in music and language development.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: caitlin@core-asset.co.uk

Calum Nicol
Consultant
Asset Servicing
Calum Nicol
Consultant , Asset Servicing
Calum joined Core-Asset Consulting in 2015 as an Associate Consultant.

Working within the Investment Operations team his key clients include third party administrators across Scotland, where Calum focuses on specialisms such as Corporate Actions, Reconciliations and Trading & Settlements.

He graduated in 2012 from Glasgow Caledonian University with a degree in Business and Management.

Outside of work Calum enjoys mountain biking and cycling and has previously competed at national level.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: calum@core-asset.co.uk

Donát Zadravecz
Consultant
Asset Management
Donát Zadravecz
Consultant , Asset Management
As a trainee consultant, Donát supports Titta in recruiting graduate to mid-level investment management professionals within the Scottish marketplace.

Prior to joining Core-Asset Consulting, he was a risk consultant with Deloitte Auditing & Consulting in Budapest.

Donát holds a BSc in Business and Management from the University of Szeged, Hungary.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: donat@core-asset.co.uk

Emma Hogg
Business Manager
Interim, Temporary & Contract
Emma Hogg
Business Manager , Interim, Temporary & Contract
Emma is a recruitment consultant for Core-Asset Solutions, the interim, temporary and contracting arm of Core-Asset. Emma offers a dedicated service to clients’ temporary and contract needs, dealing with roles across investment operations, business support, accounting & finance and financial services.

Emma has worked at Core-Asset Consulting since graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 2010, where she studied Psychology & Business. In 2011, she completed a Certificate in Recruitment Practice and is now a member of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: emma@core-asset.co.uk

Fiona Aim
Director of Finance
Operations
Fiona Aim
Director of Finance , Operations
Originally from Orkney, Fiona graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2006 with an accountancy and finance degree. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2009 (ICAS) while at Johnston Carmichael.

Since leaving practice in 2010, Fiona has worked at Lloyds Banking Group and Virgin Money as a finance business partner.

When not crunching numbers, Fiona enjoys running, learning new languages and travel.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: fiona@core-asset.co.uk

Georgia Waters
Associate Consultant
Accounting & Finance
Georgia Waters
Associate Consultant , Accounting & Finance
Georgia joined Core-Asset Consulting at the start of 2015 after graduating with a first class MA (Hons) degree in Business with Marketing from The University of Edinburgh.

Georgia specialises in recruiting transactional finance roles as well as helping part-qualified accountants make the right career choices.

Outside of work, Georgia is a keen performance Irish dancer and is part of an Irish dance troupe based in Edinburgh.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: georgia@core-asset.co.uk

Gill Mauchline
Consultant Support
Financial Services
Gill Mauchline
Consultant Support , Financial Services
Gill is an Associate Consultant within the Financial Services and Asset Management Team. She supports roles at all levels within this division.

She graduated with a 1st Class Honours degree in Business Management from Edinburgh Napier University. In addition to this, Gill was the winner of the Alan Forest Statistics prize for her Dissertation.

Outside of work, Gill enjoys volunteering for a number of different causes, as well as keeping fit.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: gill@core-asset.co.uk

Ian Greep
Associate Consultant
Interim, Temporary & Contract
Ian Greep
Associate Consultant , Interim, Temporary & Contract
As an Associate Consultant within Core-Asset Solutions, a division of Core-Asset Consulting, I specialise in the recruitment of interim, temporary and contract staff across the financial services and investment sectors in Scotland.

Areas of expertise include Accountancy and Finance roles.

I also assist graduates in gaining access into the financial sector.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: ian@core-asset.co.uk

Jenny Smith
Divisional Manager
Core-Asset Verify
Jenny Smith
Divisional Manager , Core-Asset Verify
Jenny joined Core-Asset Consulting in 2014. Prior to this she spent several years teaching English in South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, Russia and Brazil, while learning and adapting to a wide range of cultures.

In 2006 she graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology.

In her spare time Jenny likes to read, run and study Portuguese.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: jenny@core-asset.co.uk

Johanna Strachan
Associate Consultant
Accounting & Finance
Johanna Strachan
Associate Consultant , Accounting & Finance
Johanna joined Core-Asset Consulting in July 2016 with the goal of helping grow the company’s Public Practice presence within Scotland.

Just the month before, she graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a degree in History.

In her spare time, Johanna enjoys baking - although her colleagues complain of seeing little evidence of this - and playing some very amateur golf.

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Julia Patience
Consultant
Interim, Temporary & Contract
Julia Patience
Consultant , Interim, Temporary & Contract
Julia is responsible for interim, temporary and contract vacancies up to £35,000 p.a.

Specialising in Support Services, these roles include PA, Secretarial, Receptionist, Marketing, HR, IT Helpdesk and Customer Service positions.

Recently graduated from the University of Edinburgh, Julia holds a MA (Hons) Business degree and focuses on helping other graduates gain access to the Scottish financial sector.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: julia@core-asset.co.uk

Kamilla Mathias
Executive Recruitment Assistant
Asset Management
Kamilla Mathias
Executive Recruitment Assistant , Asset Management
Kamilla provides executive support to the managing director, as well as Core-Asset’s Asset Management division. After relocating from Vienna to Edinburgh, Kamilla joined Core-Asset Consulting and fulfilled her wish to begin a career where she could help people realise their career goals.

Prior to moving to Scotland, Kamilla worked for two years as a PA and legal secretary for a renowned law firm in Austria, assisting more than ten partners and providing support to many high profile clients.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: kamilla@core-asset.co.uk

Karen McNab
Associate Director
People, Product & Strategy
Karen McNab
Associate Director , People, Product & Strategy
Karen joined the company in September 2015 in the newly created role of Associate Director - People, Product & Strategy.

Karen is responsible for a series of ongoing projects which develop the company's product and services as well as enhancing the efficiency of our recruitment operations.

Prior to joining Core-Asset, she held senior human resources roles at Tesco Bank and Alliance Trust. Karen's earlier career was in recruitment consultancy. This brings a powerful dual perspective.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: karen@core-asset.co.uk

Kim Bower
Business Manager
Asset Management
Kim Bower
Business Manager , Asset Management
As a senior consultant, Kim specialises in recruiting experienced individuals into mid-level positions within the investment management sector in Scotland. She works hard to provide a professional and proactive approach to all client recruitment needs and ensures that candidates receive a high standard and supportive service.

Kim has been a recruiting at Core-Asset Consulting since 2008. Prior to this, she graduated with a 2:1 in Psychology from Napier University. Kim is REC qualified (with distinction).

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: kim@core-asset.co.uk

Kimberley Reid
Receptionist
Operations
Kimberley Reid
Receptionist , Operations
Kimberley joined Core-Asset Consulting in September 2015 as a Junior Receptionist, eager to utilise her customer service skills and learn the industry.

Kimberley has nearly 10 years customer service experience having previously worked at Thomas Cook and Edinburgh Airport.

In her spare time Kimberley enjoys travel, music and keeping fit.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: kimberley@core-asset.co.uk

Kirstin Gemmell
HR Advisor
Operations
Kirstin Gemmell
HR Advisor , Operations
Kirstin joined Core-Asset Consulting at the beginning of 2015 to support the company’s internal HR activity.

She graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a first class BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies, with electives in Managing Employment Relations and Employment Law.

In her spare time Kirstin volunteers for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She enjoys baking and running.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: kirstin@core-asset.co.uk

Laura Murchie
Senior Finance Associate
Operations
Laura Murchie
Senior Finance Associate , Operations
Originally from Aberdeen, Laura moved to Edinburgh in 2014 to join Core-Asset Consulting.

With previous experience across a variety of finance roles within the oil & gas industry, Laura is currently working towards her accountancy qualification.

She graduated in 2012 from Robert Gordon University with a BA (Hons) in management and finance.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: laura@core-asset.co.uk

Maureen Lindsay-Hutchison
Office Manager
Operations
Maureen Lindsay-Hutchison
Office Manager , Operations
Maureen has nearly 20 years’ experience in providing businesses with the best front of house reception, PA and consultant support, with previous roles at PMP Surveyors & Architects, The Business PR and Dawn Mackenzie Careers Ltd.

Away from her career in Edinburgh, Maureen has also spent time in cities better known for a more temperate climate – living and working in both Johannesburg and Sydney.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: maureen@core-asset.co.uk

Meghan Davies
Associate Consultant
Asset Management
Meghan Davies
Associate Consultant , Asset Management
Meghan joined Core-Asset Consulting in February 2016, eager to develop her knowledge of the financial services industry and begin her career within recruitment.

She graduated from the University of Aberdeen in June 2015 with a First Class Honours degree in Psychology and Legal Studies.

In her spare time, Meghan enjoys travel, keeping fit and the occasional bit of baking.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: meghan@core-asset.co.uk

Mellissa Japp
Senior Associate
Core-Asset Verify
Mellissa Japp
Senior Associate , Core-Asset Verify
Originally from Dumfries, Mellissa moved to Edinburgh in 2010 to study at Edinburgh Napier University.

Mellissa is a BA (Hons) Business and Language graduate with first class honours. Outside of work she enjoys keeping fit, baking and travel.

Mellissa already has experience in customer service having previously worked at the Disney store and Marks & Spencer during her studies.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: mellissa@core-asset.co.uk

Olivia Mallinger
Marketing Assistant
Operations
Olivia Mallinger
Marketing Assistant , Operations
Olivia joined Core-Asset Consulting in November 2016 after completing an MSc in Marketing at The University of Edinburgh.

She moved to Edinburgh from the U.S. two years ago to pursue her marketing career goals.

Outside work, she enjoys travelling and keeping fit.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: olivia@core-asset.co.uk

Richard England
Communications Director
Operations
Richard England
Communications Director , Operations
Richard is Core-Asset's Communications Director. Hehas worked in communications since 1999, initially in London where he worked with the financial media, investment analyst and stockbroking community. In 2002 he moved to Standard Life Investments in Edinburgh.

At SLI he established a network of PR agencies across Europe and the US, while also supporting the UK retail business. He joined Core-Asset in March 2013.

Richard graduated from Glasgow University with a double first in history and politics. Afterwards, he completed a year of post-graduate research at the University of Oxford.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: richard@core-asset.co.uk

Tessa Cromar
Associate Consultant
Interim, Temporary & Contract
Tessa Cromar
Associate Consultant , Interim, Temporary & Contract
Tessa joined Core-Asset Consulting in February 2016 as an Associate Consultant within the interim, temporary and contracts division. She enjoys getting to grips with the complexities of the financial services industry and recruitment's role within it.

She graduated from the University of Aberdeen in June 2015 with a MA (Hons) in Religious Studies.
In her spare time, Tessa enjoys learning about different cultures and getting involved in outdoor pursuits.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: tessa@core-asset.co.uk

Titta Hukkanen
Senior Consultant
Financial Services
Titta Hukkanen
Senior Consultant , Financial Services
Titta recruits for graduate to mid-level investment management professionals within the Scottish marketplace. She focuses on fund administration, investment operations and investment management, to name but a few.

Titta has worked at Core-Asset Consulting since 2008. She joined the company after graduating from Napier University with a 2.1 degree in Business Management. She is a Member of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and holds a Certificate in Recruitment Practice. Titta moved to Edinburgh from Finland in 2002.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: titta@core-asset.co.uk

Core-Asset Consulting
Financial, accounting & legal recruitment
Core-Asset Consulting
Financial, accounting & legal recruitment
Core-Asset Consulting is an independent recruitment company dedicated to asset management, accounting & finance, asset servicing, legal and the wider financial services sector in Scotland.

A specialist recruiter, our expertise extends across permanent, interim, temporary and contract positions.
Working in close partnership with clients to tailor the most effective recruitment strategies, we have the resources to target exceptional candidates - whether based in the UK or overseas - and match them to roles that encourage them to excel.

To do so, we put people before profit, service before sales and ethics above all.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: edinburgh@core-asset.co.uk