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 a workshops for aspiring Non-Executive Directors at the Cranfield School of Management.


Russam provides innovative talent solutions for its clients, identifying experienced people from diverse backgrounds to deliver results and help transform their organisations. Founded in 1981, Russam is the UK's longest established Interim Management provider and now a leading Executive Search firm.

The company selects professionals from a talent pool of 26,000 Interim Leaders and independent directors. As the UK’s longest established Interim Management provider, over 37 years, Russam has been voted the UK’s no. 1 quality provider for three straight years by the industry.

Every member of the believes in the philosophy of innovation. This deep routed ethos combined with our constant search for talent, flexibility of resourcing, and entrepreneurial endeavour are the energies that make the difference.   

As an organisation we are: together, innovative, dedicated and ethical (TIDE).

At Russam we pride ourselves on being the most networked talent firms in the UK. We have rigorous operating procedures – “The Russam Way”– that guarantees quality and excellence at all stages of our processes.  We have forged long-lasting client relationships with leading commercial organisations, central government departments, local government, NHS and not-for-profit organisations.

Our key divisions include Interim Management, Executive SearchNEDgroup, Trustees Unlimited and Step on Board, a board-level volunteering programme. 

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