Nicola Rooney

Associate Director

Nicola is an exceptional and experienced senior HR recruitment consultant who joined Seymour John to develop our strategic, management and leadership HR specialism across the public and private sectors.

Her early career began by supporting SMEs with operational HR practitioners, in the Midlands. Having worked her way up to a leadership position with a large FTSE recruitment business, in 2015 she took on a new challenge… in Sydney, recruiting senior strategic HR roles across the Australian public sector. She helped develop the business into an executive HR search consultancy, leading a successful team of specialists recruiting HR leaders across all industry sectors, including National and Regional HR Directors, Heads of HR, Organisational Development and Learning & Development Specialists, and HR Transformation Leaders.

When family commitments brought her back to the UK, we jumped at the opportunity of developing a recruitment niche that sits perfectly alongside our strategic HR consultancy. As she says: “I truly believe you can be devoted to career and family in equal measure. I have found a company that genuinely values its people, clients and candidates. To me, joining Seymour John feels like I’ve come back home, in more ways than one, and I’m incredibly excited about what the future holds. Working alongside the People & Change consultancy will take the expert service and support I can offer, both clients and candidates, to another level.”

Nicola is passionate about the value a progressive strategic HR function can generate for leaders and their teams, as a critical business driver. Her principled approach makes her a perfect fit for Seymour John. Key to her success, over the years, is the time she invests in building long-lasting relationships based on genuine care and respect.

Outside of work, Nicola enjoys a busy social life with her partner, friends and family and tends to clock up the air miles by visiting and exploring countries she hasn’t been to before (eight in the last five years!). Talking of new experiences, she can often be found trying out new restaurants, doing ‘her best’ to balance the fine dining with regular trips to the gym!

Contact details


Telephone: 07732 693251