Cathy Oliver

Resolution Manager

Having worked in the Legal, Financial and Not for Profit sectors, I have seen first hand how pressure can translate into workplace issues. I understand the many benefits of resolving issues informally but that formal processes are sometimes necessary. My grounding as a City Employment Lawyer means being careful and risk-aware is second nature. From my years in HR I have lived experience of how important the human and non-legal aspects of the employment relationship are to successful outcomes – for the people and the business.

I believe a positive and engaging workplace is an asset to both mental health and business performance. My work in delivering fair, rigorous and trusted investigations is an important part of this, when required. Having experience working across the spectrum of the employment relationship, I also understand the importance of workplace culture, values, engagement and competence to maintaining thriving workplaces.

I’m known for working with a high degree of integrity, warmth and compassion and enjoy bringing this, along with my experience, to the work in the Resolution team.

2021: Resolution Manager, byrne·dean

2019 – current: Oliver Coaching and Consulting Ltd

2017: ER role at Macmillan Cancer Support

2011 - 2016: Head of HR, Arrowgrass Capital Partners LLP

2010 - 2011: HR Generalist, Gartmore Investment Management plc

2006 - 2010: Assistant Solicitor, Macfarlanes

2003 - 2006: Trainee, then Assistant Solicitor, Jones Day

LLB Law with European Study (Spanish), Exeter and Deusto

LPC, Nottingham Law School

CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma – HR Development

MBTI Level 1

Postgraduate Certificate in Business & Personal Coaching, accredited by the University of Chester

Mental Health First Aider

Articles from

Cathy Oliver

“He said/She said”: 8 tips for getting sexual misconduct investigations right

Cathy Oliver shares our Resolution team's top considerations for conducting fair workplace investigations into difficult sexual misconduct allegations.

The importance of impartiality: 3 top tips for an effective investigation

A recent high court case against Deloitte highlights the importance of impartial investigations.

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