Cathy Oliver

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.

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Cathy is an experienced investigator, with deep HR/ER and legal experience. She also helps manage our Resolution team.

Cathy draws on a diverse career and skillset. She started as an Employment Lawyer at Jones Day, then Macfarlanes. She then moved into HR in the Finance sector: a generalist role at Gartmore Investment Management was followed by five years as Head of HR at Arrowgrass Capital Partners across London and New York. She switched into consultancy and spent time in Employee Relations at Macmillan Cancer Support. Cathy is also an Executive Coach.

Cathy is used to senior level HR matters in the UK and internationally. She combines insight, judgement and humanity to build trust and address the issues.

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

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