Debbie Shields / Associate Director
Debbie is a senior level recruiter, with significant experience in the finance space across the public, private and third sectors. Working in true partnership with her customers, allows Debbie to use her knowledge and expertise to ensure that the appointment is right for all parties and that she can deliver service of the highest level. Debbie has developed a reputation for building strong and long standing relationships working on a retained and exclusive basis.
Debbie has a personal interest in the non-profit sector and sits as Vice Chair of a charity called SAY Women and sits on the Committee of Scottish Women in Business.
Debbie’s love of cycling and exploring the hills and Munroes of Scotland, balance out a love good food, good wine and exploring the fantastic restaurants of Scotland!!
“My perfect day would start with a hike up one of our lovely Munroes (hopefully in the sunshine), followed by a hearty dinner and fantastic wine, with good friends at a log cabin somewhere out in the hills”.
Margaret Mary Rafferty, Managing Director at Ceteris (Scotland)
Debbie helped us recruit a new Managing Director for the company. She was professional throughout, sourced some excellent candidates and supported throughout the whole interview process. Her input was very much appreciated by the Board of Directors and I believe the successful candidate is the right person for the job. Debbie's contacts within recruitment ensured that she was able to reach a wider spread of candidate than we would have been able to do through advertising alone. It was the right decision to appoint Aspen.
- Margaret Rafferty
Marie McQuade, Charity Consultant and Interim Head of Scotland at Changing Faces, UK
Debbie placed me in a fantastic interim role with changing faces. She was informed, helpful and highly skilled at aligning the organisations and candidates needs. Personally and professionally she was a joy too- I highly commend her!
- Marie McQuade
Social Enterprise Scotland - Chief Executive
I enjoyed working with Debbie on our recent recruitment process. She was very knowledgeable about the role and sector and provided invaluable admin support as well as strategic input. Having always been a bit sceptical of recruitment agencies, I'm now convinced of the added value and would work with Debbie again if the need arose.
- Zahra Hedges - Social Enterprise Scotland Board Member