Cathy Kay has over 20 years’ experience in talent acquisition in the UK and internationally for global clients. She has expertise across all sectors for Fortune 500, as well as recently funded start-up companies. She works across all sectors and functions; particularly recognised for her work within the technology industry including innovation, digital transformation, technology infrastructures and for companies where tech is a vital platform. Cathy also has notable success in Supply Chain and Transport & Logistics and her Private Equity clients appreciate her ability to find great Chief Finance Officers.
Focusing on Senior Managers, Directors and above, Cathy also supports entrepreneurs in start-up communities advising on growth and people. She is leading the diversity initiatives for Russam and offers executive coaching. She has worked at board level for commercial organisations and for Employee Owned Trusts and facilitates workshops for aspiring Non-Executive Directors at the Cranfield School of Management.
We believe in enabling organisations and individuals to thrive. With a history dating back to 1981, Russam stands as the UK's foremost Interim Management provider and a distinguished Executive Search firm. We boast a substantial talent pool of 30,000 interims and recently achieved B- Corporation certification in March 2023, aligning our mission with 'profit with purpose.'
Our Values: Be Authentic, Be Connected, Be Innovative, Be Ethical
At Russam, we focus on three key service areas:
Interim Management: Our extensive network of nearly 30,000 professionals is one of the largest in the industry. We co-founded the WIL Group in 2014, enabling us to place interims worldwide through 15 member firms and 37 international offices. We match the right interim professional to your strategic needs, values, and culture, with expertise in key sectors like financial services, private equity, healthcare, energy, technology, and not-for-profit.
Executive Search: We leverage our vast networks to find ideal candidates who bring diversity and fresh perspectives to any team. Our personalised service and proven track record make us the go-to choice for handling sensitive and challenging appointments.
Board Practices: In pursuit of greater board diversity, Russam established Trustees Unlimited in 2009, a subsidiary dedicated to aiding not-for-profit organisations in securing high-calibre trustees. Our initiative, Step on Board, provides opportunities for socially responsible companies to engage in board-level volunteering.
Diversity and Inclusion are paramount to us, and we actively promote these principles through events and initiatives that support underrepresented communities in leadership roles. We leverage our privilege to connect and influence positive change, reinforcing our dedication to diversity at every senior-level interaction.