Sophie Randles


Meet Sophie

Sophie is Director at Livingston James supporting with C-Suite and Chair/Non-Executive appointments for businesses across the UK. She is an executive search expert offering comprehensive search & selection and leadership consulting services, with a particular track record supporting private equity firms and their portfolio companies. Sophie is also responsible for the growth of the firm’s energy offering and presence across Scotland.

Sophie is passionate about bringing innovative and impactful solutions to her clients. In addition to search, she offers a steady pipeline of strategic introductions, curated thought leadership and tailored people advisory services. Sophie looks to develop long-term strategic partnerships that build winning leadership teams and create substantial value. She also founded “No Diversity, No Deal” a movement and event series created to empower the next generation of female operator within the private equity and deals communities of Scotland.

Sophie is a graduate from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen with a BA (Hons) in Management with Marketing, and attended University of Michigan gaining a distinction in Communications & Event Management and Recovery Management. She also completed a year-long internship with Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Upon graduating, Sophie was a key member of a FTSE 250 listed business in Aberdeen before joining Livingston James Group in 2015.

Originally from Ireland, Sophie is a well-travelled individual, attending 12 schools across the World. She takes an active part in her community and sits on the committee of the Wooden Spoon Charity; a charity which supports disadvantaged children across the UK & Ireland, and is a Trustee for Outward Bound (Scottish Council); an educational charity that inspires young people to believe they can achieve more than they ever thought possible.

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Assignments & Editorial linked to Sophie...

ESG Roundtable Event

Livingston James Group, including sister brands Rutherford Cross and Livingston James, recently held a roundtable discussion for leaders from the Scottish Business Community. This group was formed last year and is focused on providing a peer group to discuss specific topics that are prevalent as part of a leadership role.  We were kindly hosted by Barclays at their state-of-the-art campus in Glasgow.

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At Livingston James, an unwavering focus on the impact of our appointments is at the heart of everything we do.  We work in partnership with our clients and candidates to bring together leadership teams that transform organisations and careers for the better. 

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.

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