Betsy Williamson

Chief Executive Officer

Betsy founded Core-Asset Consulting in 2005 whilst working towards her Master’s in Human Capital Management, she initially graduated with a BA Hon’s in International Business in 1999. Betsy has spent her entire career within Asset Management and Investment Recruitment in Scotland.

Louise Powrie

Managing Director, Permanent Recruitment

Louise is the co-founder of Core-Asset Consulting, she is an experienced recruitment specialist with over 20 years’ experience, initially within asset management Louise transitioned to FinTech, Platforms and Pensions following client demand in these areas.

Together with her sector level specialisms Louise is responsible for the day-to-day management of the permanent recruitment team.

Mike Stirton

Managing Director, Interim, Temporary & Contract

Mike is the Managing Director of Core-Asset Solutions. Mike has 20 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.

Fiona Aim

Director of Finance

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.

Rachael O'Neill

Director, Investment Operations and Accounting & Finance

Rachael has been recruiting since 2004 specialising in permanent roles within Investment Operations. She has wide-ranging experience in asset servicing across back office and middle office together with Accounting and Finance.

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

Emma Hogg

Associate Director, Interim, Temporary & Contract

A founding member of Core-Asset Solutions, Emma has over 11 years’ recruitment experience and is renowned for providing excellent client service. She specialises in Core Business Functions.

Working with many of Scotland’s leading financial services, asset management & asset servicing firms, Emma has developed a great understanding of her clients’ businesses from front through to back office.

Kim Bower

Business Manager, Middle Office Asset Management & Legal

Kim joined Core-Asset Consulting in 2008 post-graduation.

Kim specialises in recruiting experienced individuals into middle office technical roles together with managing all Legal recruitment requirements with clients.

Kim has a professional and proactive approach ensuring candidates and clients always receive the highest standards of service.

Julia Patience

Business Manager, Interim, Temporary & Contract

Having joined Core-Asset as a graduate of the University of Edinburgh in 2014, Julia has over 7 years’ recruitment experience and is responsible for interim, temporary and contract vacancies that are entry to mid-level.

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

Julia also assists graduates in gaining access into the financial sector.

Steven Fairlie

Business Manager, Interim, Temporary & Contract

Steven joined Core-Asset Consulting in August 2021 and has almost 10 years of recruitment experience, the majority in Asset Management and Asset Servicing roles in Scotland. He specialises in mid to senior roles within operations and risk across the FS sector.

Outside of work Steven enjoys football, golf and travelling.

Titta Hukkanen

Business Manager, Business Support Services

Titta has worked at Core-Asset Consulting since 2008. She joined the company after graduating from Edinburgh Napier University with a 2.1 degree in Business Management. Titta moved to Edinburgh from Finland in 2002.

Titta specialises in recruiting individuals across a wide spectrum of roles in Business Support Services including Compliance and Risk, Marketing, PR and Human Resources.

Ian Greep

Business Manager, Interim, Temporary & Contract

As Business Manager within Core-Asset Solutions, a division of Core-Asset Consulting, Ian specialises in the recruitment of interim, temporary and contract staff across the financial services and investment sectors in Scotland.

His areas of expertise include Accountancy and Finance roles. Whilst Ian has become a trusted partner for our clients seeking qualified and experienced professionals, Ian also assists graduates in gaining access into the financial sector.

Kamilla Mathias

Senior Consultant, Front Office Asset Management

Kamilla graduated with a First-Class Degree in Business Management from Edinburgh Napier University in 2019. She joined Core-Asset Consulting in January 2013 initially as an Associate.

Kamilla is responsible for Front Office Asset Management Recruitment across Equity, Fixed Income, Multi-Asset, Private Equity and Alternatives, together with supporting Core-Asset’s International Executive Search capabilities which operates Globally. Kamilla is trilingual in English, German and Russian.

Christopher Wright

Consultant, Interim, Temporary & Contract

Chris joined Core-Asset Consulting in February 2019 as a Recruitment Resourcer. He specialises in Investment Operations and Core Business Functions.

Chris graduated from Abertay University in 2018 with a degree in Marketing and Business and has assisted recent graduates with taking their first step into financial services.

Outside of work, Chris enjoys rugby, football and craft beer.

Catherine Goodwin

Associate Consultant, Interim, Temporary & Contract

As Associate Consultant, Cat supports the Core-Asset Solutions team by sourcing qualified candidates through various channels, specialising in Change and IT.

Cat began her journey with Core by delivering vetting, payroll and aftercare services after graduating from the University of Aberdeen in 2019.

Blair Bennie

Associate Consultant, Permanent Recruitment

Blair initially joined Core-Asset as an Intern in 2019, returning in 2021 as an Associate within the Permanent Recruitment team after graduating from the University of Aberdeen with BA Hon’s in Business Management.

Blair is responsible for supporting recruitment across the pensions, wealth, sales & marketing, and fintech divisions, providing a first-class service to candidates in their job search.

Leon Chiwara

Associate, Permanent Recruitment Support

Leon initially joined the Core-Asset team as an Apprenticeship in Recruitment and Operations in 2019, he is now an Associate within the Permanent recruitment team where he provides support across the full range of desks, whilst studying towards a BA Hons in Business Management at Edinburgh Napier University.

Lucy Fruin

Recruitment Associate, Temporary & Contract

As a Recruitment Associate, Lucy delivers vetting, payroll and aftercare services for Core-Asset Solutions’ growing contractor base.

Prior to moving to Edinburgh earlier this year, Lucy held a recruitment administration role and has brought lots of energy to the team. Lucy is always on hand to assist with any client or contractor queries that may arise!

Lucy is fluent in Spanish and enjoys supporting Edinburgh Rugby in her spare time.

Laura Cruickshank

Recruitment Associate, Temporary & Contract

As a Recruitment Associate, Laura delivers vetting, payroll and aftercare services.

After graduating from Queen Margaret University in 2020 with a 2:1 degree in Business Management with Enterprise, Laura took a year out to travel the world independently before joining the Core-Asset Consulting team.

Ellen Davie

Associate Resourcer, Permanent Recruitment

Ellen is a recent MA graduate in History from the University of Edinburgh, joining us as an Associate Resourcer.

Ellen works closely with Kim, our legal and asset management specialist, she is responsible for identifying the best talent in these markets, supporting and guiding them through the full recruitment process.

Paulina Krotkiewicz

Associate Resourcer, Permanent Recruitment

Paulina is a recent MA graduate in Swedish and Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh, joining us as an Associate Resourcer.
She is committed to identifying the best talent in the investment operations and finance markets, working closely with Rachael, and ensuring candidates are supported during their job search.  Paulina is fluent in English, Polish, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic and Norwegian.

Laura Murchie

Finance Manager

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 now a fully qualified accountant with ACCA.

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

Milda Lauciute

Project & Operations

Milda joined Core-Asset Consulting in June 2019 as Senior Associate – Reception and Business Operations. She leads internal projects and ensures the smooth running of our business operations.

Milda graduated from the University of Aberdeen with an MA (Hons) in Business Management and International Relations.

Away from work, Milda enjoys taking part in outdoor sports and travelling

Julie Fraser

Senior Associate – Business Risk & Control

Julie joined Core-Asset Consulting in August 2019 as Senior Associate – Business Risk and Control. She is responsible for ensuring the business meets both its internal and external obligations with respect to its regulatory undertakings and managing the various operational risks appropriately. She is also the Chair of the Risk & Compliance Committee and our Data Protection Officer (DPO).

Julie graduated from Université de Lorraine (France) with a Master’s in Foreign Languages and Translation.

In her free time, Julie enjoys reading books with a good cup of tea and long walks.

Marianne Machaj

Payroll and Finance Administrator

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.

David Lennon

Finance Assistant

Originally from Northern Ireland, David studied at the University of Edinburgh and graduated in 2021 with a MA in Finance and Business (Hons).

David assists with the payroll function for our temporary workers and works within the finance department.

In his spare time, David enjoys playing Irish and Scottish traditional music.