London-based The Miles Partnership is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Partners; Julia Roberts who joins to strengthen its Public Sector practice and Steve Rutherford, who joins its Executive Interim practice. The firm has also appointed Noel O’Curraoin as Principal within the Financial Services team.

Chris Stainton, CEO said ‘The Miles Partnership is committed to being the most innovative and dynamic Executive Search and Human Capital firm in the UK. We are committed to building the very best team of individuals and these recent appointments demonstrates that commitment. Julia, Steve and Noel are outstanding individuals and each bring a wealth of experience and commitment to excellence’.

Julia Roberts brings over 20 years of experience working in the higher education and not-for-profit sectors, first as a development professional and most recently in Executive Search. Immediately prior to joining The Miles Partnership, she was Director of the Education Practice at Veredus. Previously, Julia held leadership fundraising roles at UCL, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Cranfield School of Management and King’s College London before moving into Executive Search in 2008. Julia leads on a range of senior academic and professional services leadership assignments, ranging from Vice-Chancellor to Registrars for Russell Group, other research intensive and post-92 universities. Julia also has substantial experience helping organisations re-shape their senior leadership teams.

Steve Rutherford has 25 years’ experience built in market leading recruitment, Interim Management and Executive Search firms. He has built relationships on both a cross sector and cross functional basis. At The Miles Partnership, Steve focuses on the growth and development of our Interim Management offering and has a particular interest in building relationships with clients and Interim managers in the Financial and Professional Services sectors. Prior to joining The Miles Partnership, Steve was Managing Partner of Interim Partners and was previously on the UK Board of PageGroup. Steve is an Honours and Masters graduate of the University of Essex.

Noel O’Curraoin joins as a Principal and is primarily focused on the Retail Financial Services sector, in particular Retail Banking, Alternative Finance, Insurance, FinTech and Digital. With over a decade’s experience, Noel has successfully placed C-Suite executives across all aspects of Product, General Management, Marketing, Digital, Finance, Risk and Operations for both listed and privately owned companies, including the mutual sector. More recently, the majority of Noel’s work has been focused on the UK market, however he has successfully closed senior global assignments across Asia Pacific, North America and Europe. Prior to joining The Miles Partnership, Noel established and grew the Retail Financial Services practice at Sheffield Haworth, where he spent nearly four years. Previously, Noel lived in Australia for 11 years where he worked as a Director at Johnson, the premier local Leadership Advisory firm before it was acquired by CTPartners. Earlier in his career, Noel worked for Vodafone and Dell in his native Ireland, having graduated from University College Dublin with a BA honours degree.

SOURCE: The Miles Partnership