Catriona Mackie

Catriona Mackie


Originally from Ireland, Catriona moved to Scotland in 1997 to work in the financial services industry before moving into a leadership and management capacity at various public sector tourism agencies. She joined Munro Consulting in 2009 specialising in senior public sector roles and extensively expanded her network into the not for profit and third sectors upon the establishment of Aspen People Ltd in 2012.

She is a qualified Accountant with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has a Commerce Degree from University College Dublin.

Catriona has worked on numerous CEO and Director level appointments within the Third and Public sectors, in particular the NHS and social care. She also has vast experience of working on Board level appointment of Chairs, Trustees and Non-Executive Directors and in particular, has worked with a number of Boards where advice on recruitment strategy has been required to offer effective, values driven and fair processes. Her passion is for finding candidates with the best cultural match and person fit for an organisation. She is qualified in psychometric assessment and has also been trained in assessment centre design.

“We have used Aspen’s services to recruit twice, for Trustees and a Chief Executive. Both exercises were successful and we were highly impressed by the responsiveness, support and results. In particular, the advice and professionalism of Catriona Mackie, was first class.

“It is evident that Aspen has a strong network and understands the Scottish public sector scene well. I would recommend their services”.

Alastair MacDonald – Victim Support Scotland National Chair