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With a powerful combination of industry and disciplinary experts, our consultants work in close partnership with clients to tailor the most effective recruitment strategies. Backed by market-leading infrastructure, we have the resources to target exceptional candidates and match them to roles which encourage them to excel.
Betsy Williamson
Managing Director
Executive Search & Specialist
Betsy Williamson
Managing Director , Executive Search & Specialist
Betsy is the founder and Managing Director of Core-Asset Consulting. She is also responsible for the company’s Executive Search capabilities, 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 & Professional Services
Louise Powrie
Director , Financial & Professional Services
Louise is an experienced recruitment specialist with over 18 years experience, originally within the asset mangement sector before focusing on wealth, platform and pensions.

She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the permanent recruitment team, while also supporting mid to senior roles across asset management, wealth management, platforms and pensions. sales and marketing, and risk and compliance.

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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 4600
Email: mike@core-asset.co.uk

John Docherty
Associate Director
Accounting & Finance
John Docherty
Associate Director , Accounting & Finance
John has over 14 years’ recruitment experience across Financial and Professional Services. He leads the recruitment of senior Accounting and Finance appointments in Scotland. John is also responsible for the continuing development of Core-Asset’s accounting & finance capabilities.

John’s sector expertise includes Public Practice, Asset Management, Retail Banking, Insurance, Wealth Management, Third Party Administration and Legal.

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

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

Rachael focuses on mid to senior-level positions across investment operations, both in asset management and asset servicing. She is passionate about always ensuring candidates and clients receive a truly consultative service.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: rachael@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 business manager, 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

Kim Bower
Business Manager, Asset Management
Financial Services
Kim Bower
Business Manager, Asset Management , Financial Services
Kim specialises in recruiting experienced individuals into mid-level positions within the asset 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 recruiting at Core-Asset Consulting since 2008.

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

Amelia Holman
Resourcer
Interim, Temporary & Contract
Amelia Holman
Resourcer , Interim, Temporary & Contract
Amelia joined Core-Asset Consulting in May 2018. She supports the Core-Asset Solutions team by sourcing qualified candidates through various channels.

She graduated from the University of Stirling in 2016 with a first class degree in psychology and has previous experience in customer service and management.

In her spare time, Amelia enjoys many sports including skiing, running and playing tennis.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: amelia@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

Emma McGoldrick
Apprentice Recruitment and Operations Administrator
Operations
Emma McGoldrick
Apprentice Recruitment and Operations Administrator , Operations
Emma joined Core-Asset in February 2018 and provides support to our recruitment and operations teams.

She supports all divisions in the business, handles candidate queries and assists with company projects.

Outside work, Emma enjoys skiing and travelling.

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Phone: 0131 718 4600
Email: emmam@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

Francesca Hibberd
Associate
Executive Search & Specialist
Francesca Hibberd
Associate , Executive Search & Specialist
Francesca joined Core-Asset Consulting in September 2018. She provides executive support to the managing director, as well as providing additional support to our asset management clients on a secondment basis.

After completing her Masters degree in Business and Management from the University of Strathclyde, Francesca joined the company to expand her knowledge and experience in financial and professional services.

Prior to moving to Edinburgh, Francesca gained extensive experience in the hospitality industry working for Michelin starred chefs in Ayrshire. This experience sparked a passion for customer service and culinary excellence.

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

Ian Greep
Consultant
Interim, Temporary & Contract
Ian Greep
Consultant , Interim, Temporary & Contract
As a 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

Jack Anderson
Associate Consultant
Financial & Professional Services
Jack Anderson
Associate Consultant , Financial & Professional Services
Jack joined Core-Asset Consulting in the summer of 2017, after graduating from the University of Dundee with an MA (Hons) in Politics and International Relations.

Already with prior recruitment experience, Jack specialises in working with candidates on entry to mid-level roles across asset management, wealth management, platforms and consulting businesses.

Away from work, Jack is a keen rugby player and football fan.

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

Jenny Smith
Client Relationship Manager
Core-Asset Verify
Jenny Smith
Client Relationship Manager , Core-Asset Verify
Jenny is the Client Relationship Manager of Core-Asset Verify, with responsibility for the team’s screening, payroll and aftercare services.

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

Julia Patience
Consultant
Interim, Temporary & Contract
Julia Patience
Consultant , Interim, Temporary & Contract
Julia is responsible for interim, temporary and contract vacancies that are entry to mid-level.

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

A graduate of 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

Juliet Luxton
Client Relationship Associate
Core-Asset Verify
Juliet Luxton
Client Relationship Associate , Core-Asset Verify
Juliet is an Associate with Core-Asset Verify where she delivers vetting, contract management, payroll and aftercare services.

Juliet graduated from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, majoring in Criminology and Cultural Anthropology. After working in Melbourne for a year, Juliet moved to Edinburgh to experience Scottish life, joining Core-Asset in August 2018.

In her spare time, Juliet enjoys swimming, hiking and watching rugby.

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

Kamilla Mathias
Associate Consultant
Executive Search & Specialist
Kamilla Mathias
Associate Consultant , Executive Search & Specialist
Kamilla is an Associate Consultant and supports Core-Asset’s Executive Search capabilities. 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

Kirstin Stalker
Marketing Executive
Operations
Kirstin Stalker
Marketing Executive , Operations
Kirstin joined Core-Asset in July 2018. As Marketing Executive, she supports the company's PR and marketing activities, with a particular focus on social media.

Kirstin graduated from Heriot-Watt University in 2018 with a first-class MA(Hons) in International Business Management and French and has previous experience in digital marketing. In her spare time she enjoys running and dancing.

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

Laura Murchie
Finance Business Partner
Operations
Laura Murchie
Finance Business Partner , 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

Lubica Zummerova
Contractor Support
Interim, Temporary & Contract
Lubica Zummerova
Contractor Support , Interim, Temporary & Contract
Lubica provides dedicated support to our contractors, temporary employees and clients during the pre-employment screening and onboarding stages of the recruitment process. She is also on hand to assist our contractors and temporary employees throughout their assignments.

Lubica has a wealth of experience working within customer service and graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in Business and Management in 2018.

Outside of work, Lubica enjoys reading, hiking and bouldering.

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

Marianne Machaj
Payroll and Finance Administrator
Operations
Marianne Machaj
Payroll and Finance Administrator , Operations
Marianne joined us in December 2017 as a Payroll and Finance Administrator.

She moved to Edinburgh from Manila, Philippines in 2015 and has worked in various payroll and finance roles since 2010. Marianne processes payroll for our temporary candidates, along with carrying out various finance and HR tasks.

Outside of work, she enjoys keeping fit and travelling to new destinations.

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

Mellissa Japp
Senior Client Relationship Associate
Core-Asset Verify
Mellissa Japp
Senior Client Relationship Associate , Core-Asset Verify
Mellissa is an associate with Core-Asset Verify. She provides operational support for the team’s screening, payroll and aftercare services.

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

Michael Hutchison
Apprentice Recruitment and Operations Administrator
Operations
Michael Hutchison
Apprentice Recruitment and Operations Administrator , Operations
Michael joined Core-Asset in September 2018 and provides support to our recruitment and operations teams.

He supports all divisions in the business, handles candidate queries and assists with company projects.

In his spare time Michael enjoys writing music, reading, and playing sports.

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

Richard England
Communications Director
Operations
Richard England
Communications Director , Operations
Richard is Core-Asset's Communications Director. He has 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

Titta Hukkanen
Senior Consultant
Financial & Professional Services
Titta Hukkanen
Senior Consultant , Financial & Professional Services
Titta specialises in recruiting individuals into experienced positions within asset management, wealth management, platforms and consulting businesses.

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. Titta moved to Edinburgh from Finland in 2002.

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

William Cairns
Resourcer
Financial & Professional Services
William Cairns
Resourcer , Financial & Professional Services
William joined Core-Asset Consulting in September 2018. In his role as Resourcer, William is responsible for identifying high quality candidates across financial and professional services in Scotland.

Originally from Newcastle, he completed a master’s in Economics at the University of St Andrews.

Outside of work, William enjoys golf and rugby.

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

Yasmin Iqbal
Apprentice Recruitment and Operations Administrator
Operations
Yasmin Iqbal
Apprentice Recruitment and Operations Administrator , Operations
Yasmin joined Core-Asset in December 2017 and provides support to our recruitment and operations teams.

In a varied role, she supports all divisions in the business, handles candidate queries and assists with company projects.

In her spare time Yasmin enjoys sports, fashion design and travelling.

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

Core-Asset Consulting
Financial and Professional Services Recruitment
Core-Asset Consulting
Financial and Professional Services 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