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“At Livingston James, we are more than the sum of our parts”

Collectively we can offer the strength and depth of service that makes us a leading executive search and leadership advisory business.​

Livingston James Group is an employee owned business

Together, we bring extensive and far-ranging experience across sectors and geographies.

We believe that our consultants’ understanding of how business operates at the highest level gives us an edge in the recruitment marketplace. For our clients, we offer an insight into the challenges they face and the goals they aspire to.

In our collective drive for excellence, every individual within our business knows that there is more to learn. From Director or Consultant to Administrator, we believe we have assembled a team with the diligence, initiative, and inspiration to make a lasting impact for clients and candidates alike.

Meet the team...

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Interested in joining our team?

Please take a look at our careers page and get in touch to find out more. We’d love to hear from you.

Andy Rogerson

Cofounder & Non-Executive Director

Andy presents unrivalled experience of the Professional Services and Executive recruitment sectors, built up over 25 years leading private and listed businesses in Scotland, the UK and Europe. He served as the MD of the Melville Craig Group before leading this business through its acquisition, eventually transitioning to become the CEO of Hudson for UK and Ireland and serving on the European leadership team.

He has been involved with Livingston James Group from the beginning when, as one of the founding Directors, he worked alongside the current CEO, shaping business strategy and developing the brands and platforms that have thus far ensured ongoing growth and success. In 2019 he stepped away from his full-time position and now serves as a non-exec Director. Beyond the contribution he makes as a board member Andy supports the personal development of many in the team and regularly provides training interventions, particularly aligned to Executive Recruitment. 

Andy is Chair of the Devonshire House Business Club, an organisation aligned to promoting effective leadership in Scotland whilst supporting the work of “Project Scotland”. He is also an independent advisor supporting young entrepreneurs in the media and recruitment sectors.

Away from business interests he has turned a healthy interest in outdoor pursuits into positive actions. Over recent years the completion of numerous endurance events has raised significant sums for several organisations, most notably The Brain Tumour Charity.

Andy continues to maintain an international network of recruitment contacts that provide detailed and informed insights on our sector.

Karen Scott

Non-executive Director

Karen is a fellow of the CIPD. She has over 12 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, previously as MD of Hudson, UKI & Middle East operations. She spent 7 years running the Scottish Hudson business & in that capacity has extensive experience, within Higher & Further education.

Prior to her career in recruitment Karen worked in various international organisations in senior HR roles, primarily responsible for talent management, succession planning, organisational development & transformation.

Craig McDermid

Non-Executive Director

A Chartered Accountant, Craig is an experienced corporate investor with a career in private equity, M&A advisory, banking and family offices. Following a successful exit with Murray Capital in 2015, Craig was keen to build a portfolio of non-executive roles. Passionate about family business and growth orientated companies, he is fortunate and privileged to now work with several such businesses across a range of sectors.

His experience brings Livingston James a unique and extremely valuable perspective on the process of identifying and attracting leadership talent for private equity and family office investors, as well as access to an extensive network of contacts.

Outside of the professional world, Craig has a passion for sailing, is a keen golfer and has developed a love of road cycling during an ongoing midlife crisis!

Craig is also a trustee of Cancer Support Scotland and the Murray Foundation.

‘We are here to advise and support people and organisations to realise their potential so that together we can impact lives and communities for the better’

Mark Lewis, Managing Director of Rutherford Cross and Board Director of Livingston James Group

Consultant Spotlight – Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis joined Livingston James Group as a start up in 2010, initially working for the executive search brand Livingston James, then moving on to set up the senior finance recruitment brand, Rutherford Cross as Managing Director in 2013, before joining the board of Livingston James Group in early 2020.

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Together we achieve more.

Livingston James Group comprises two bespoke sub brands: Livingston James – our executive search and leadership advisory practice, and Rutherford Cross – our specialist finance recruitment practice. This wider group structure complements our robust search and assessment process, allowing clients to access our deep-rooted network and expertise.

Contact Our Executive Search Specialists

We’d be delighted to provide further information. Get in touch with our team to find out how we can help you.

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