November 12, 2020 – Livingston James Group has appointed Jacqui Paterson to its executive search and leadership advisory practice to focus on executive-level procurement and supply-chain appointments across the U.K. and Europe. Ms. Paterson, who most recently led Livingston James Group’s functional specialist brand Drummond Bridge, transitions to its executive search practice, Livingston James, bringing with her almost 20 years of senior recruitment experience.
“Rapidly changing geo-politics, the U.K.’s impending exit from the EU, and the continued and evolving response to the global pandemic have come together to create unprecedented challenge for companies with global supply chains,” said Jamie Livingston, chairman and CEO of Livingston James Group.
“Jacqui’s transition to focus on high impact senior appointments in this area is a key part of our client-centric response to the pandemic,” Mr. Livingston said. “The move further enhances Livingston James’ growing suite of services for organizations taking a proactive response to the rapid changes of the market now whilst building strategy for a post-COVID-19 future.”
While leading and overseeing the U.K. supply chain, operations and procurement business at Drummond Bridge, Ms. Paterson has specialized within the introduction of senior procurement and operational professionals into senior interim and permanent executive roles across the U.K. With 19 years industry experience, she has worked in partnership with a variety of clients covering financial services, FMCG, manufacturing, construction, commercial and public and third sectors.
Ms. Paterson formerly served as associate director, procurement and supply chain, with Hudson Global. Prior to that, she was managing consultant in the accounting and financial services division at Eden Scott.
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“Demand for board level talent with cutting edge insight in the areas of procurement and supply chain has gone through the roof over recent months,” said Ms. Paterson. “Transitioning to Livingston James will allow me to provide dedicated focus to these key strategic appointments at an executive level coupled with a broader leadership advisory service offering to clients in the logistics, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals sectors, and beyond.”
The Livingston James Group comprises four recruitment businesses: Livingston James, Rutherford Cross, Drummond Bridge and Hamilton Forth. Livingston James is a search and selection practice based in Edinburgh. The firm, founded by Mr. Livingston, works across a range of sectors, specialties and geographies. Mr. Livingston brings deep expertise and experience in the attraction and selection of board and head-of -function-level talent in professional services, private equity and CFO services.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media