Fiona Desmond

Fiona joined Astralis as Executive Consultant in Spring 2012 bringing over 16 years professional search and selection experience to the team. Prior to her recruitment career, Fiona worked in retail management, including with Marks and Spencer where she project-managed their first Spanish store opening, in Madrid. She has worked with a variety of recruitment firms from start-ups to international multi-disciplined organisations, delivering assignments on both a retained and contingency basis, nationally and internationally.

At Astralis, Fiona focuses on senior level assignments for permanent opportunities and works with forward thinking businesses keen to introduce complementary and additional skills to their existing talent pool.

Fiona lives in the heart of the Chilterns and is a passionate sports fan, including holding a season ticket for a high profile Premiership team which she follows over land and sea. Outside her sporting interests, Fiona works extensively with the 32 children she sponsors in West Africa, visiting them every year and is also a volunteer for the RNIB and Help for Heroes.