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Our People

All our consultants are accomplished in the use of competency-based interviewing techniques, assessment centres, testing skill-sets and diversity reporting techniques.   


At Oliver Sanderson we offer end-to-end recruitment and consultancy solutions.

Because we use a partnership approach, our success is built upon client relationships. Everything we do stems from an understanding of your values, the structure of your organisation and your vision for the future of the business.

Our team of highly experienced consultants offer a bespoke service designed to satisfy all your recruitment and consultancy requirements. Unlike other recruiters, we offer a genuinely consultative service that ensures we listen to your needs and tailor the search process accordingly.

Our aim is to help clients achieve greatness by attracting, developing and retaining professionals of the highest calibre. We're here to ensure you strengthen your organisation by identifying and recruiting the very best individuals, as well as supporting their progression into accomplished leaders.

From Middle Management to Board level search & selection Oliver Sanderson has it covered!


Our Values and Ethos

The solutions we provide are shaped by the following values, which inform everything we do:


  • Honesty

  • Integrity

  • Diversity


We apply the partnership model to each of our client relationships and believe these values help us to deliver the best possible service.

As a recruitment consultancy, our professional ethos is based on quality of service and confidence in delivery.


Our mission statement

"To provide the perfect recruitment and consultancy solution."


Our mission statement is simple, but behind this short sentence lies more than 22 years of industry experience, a seasoned team of highly motivated consultants and a passion for providing the very best recruitment and consultancy services.

Natasha Makhijani


Group CEO & Founder

Academically Natasha started her education at City University with a degree in Sociology and Economics. At the age of 22 Natasha was the youngest student to be accepted on a Masters program in the USA with Depaul University in Chicago; to study the PHR (Professional in Human Resources) course. Studying with qualified HR professionals and Senior VPs of HR in the USA Natasha’s wealth of knowledge, exposure to professionals in the industry started very early on in her career. Today she is a member of SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) the world's largest HR professional network.


She started her professional career with Hays Logistics in 2000 on their graduate scheme. Setting up the Victoria office with her Manager within two years she managed the Victoria office and 8 staff (the top-performing office in the country). Natasha recruited on a retained and contingent basis from Supply Chain Director to Logistics Director. It was in 2004 that Natasha had peaked in her career with Hays and decided to take a sabbatical.


Being the ambitious individual that she is Natasha was offered the opportunity to work with Michael Page and Robert Walters. She started with Michael Page Human Resources in October 2006. In her first year, she was their top biller within HR. She set up their St Albans office and then moved to London to set up permanent recruitment for the Public Sector. She was promoted to Managing Consultant and contributed to the growth of the Public sector office billing over £1 million.


She is a seasoned recruiter and has always delivered on her many retainers. An example of this is where Natasha won 35 Retained assignments with her Director for the DWP. She was the Account manager for Michael page and personally filled 17 of these roles. She is totally conversant with Competency-based Interviewing techniques, Assessment centers, Testing skill sets and Diversity reporting techniques.


Natasha’s ambition took her a step further and she set up Oliver Sanderson Group. She currently recruits from Board level to middle management roles cross-sector, and leads Just Interims.







Madison has a BA from Middlesex University and started her career with an Engineering Company called SPIE UK within Facilities Management. She was placed on the talent enhancement program and went on to cover management roles within Facilities and Performance Management. After four years of developing her career under one of the best HR Directors in the UK, Madison decided to take her career outside of Facilities and moved into HR to follow a passion for people. 

She was introduced to Oliver Sanderson in 2019 and has come in to develop the Executive  Board Practice around interim and permanent assignments. She has been placed on a fast track program to develop her skills as a Client Account Manager, as her ability to understand client’s needs and requirements and put a project plan together for delivery, is exceptional. If you would like to talk to Oliver Sanderson about your interim or permanent requirements in the executive space or a recruitment project, Madison is the person to talk to examples of her some of her current assignments filled Director of Shared Services FTSE 100, PMO Director, Interim Group HR Director,  interim Global Head of HR to name a few.  

Madison Godfrey

madison godfrey

Head of Client Account Management

Marija Simovic


NED & Board Advisor

Marija brings with her a wealth of experience from the operational and commercial side of business aspects, her more notable experience included appearing on Channel 4’s undercover boss, whilst CEO of Harry Ramsdens.


Marija has held several senior roles including COO of YODEL, MD of Nuffield Health and Director of Operations of YUM Restaurants International which incorporated the KFC brand in the UK. Marija currently works very closely with Natasha and the Board to help Oliver Sanderson through this very exciting time of transition and delivering on the convergence of our software offering with our traditional recruiting practices.   

Susie Robinson


NED & Board Advisor

After an early HR and General Management career in Transportation and Manufacturing, Susie held one of the largest HR leadership roles in the world with responsibility for 30 countries in EMEA, in excess of 100,000 people and global responsibility (60 countries) for talent management. She has a track record of delivery impacting all countries across the EMEA region and globally. Relentlessly driven with world class standards, Susie has worked with top experts in the HR/OD field.

Susie has been described as a captivating presenter and communicator with a reputation for leading large scale successful transformation, a highly commercial HR function and developing the potential of others through expertise in talent management and leadership development.

Susan Gorridge


Equality, Diversity and Recruitment Director

Susan specialises in board level executive appointments, recruiting HR Directors as well as experts in Talent, Recognition & Reward, Employee Relations, Organisation Effectiveness and Leadership Development, Health & Safety and Quality Assurance.

Susan began her career in Human Resources in Compensations & Benefits with General Electric, where she gained a wealth of experience in the corporate world before moving on to roles with Jaeger, part of the Coates Viyella Group, a major national charity and a spell in Education. Susan has worked in the Private, Public and Third Sector making her uniquely placed to support a wide spectrum of clients.  


She moved into Executive Search joining Oliver Sanderson in 2012.


Susan is a Chartered Fellow FICPD of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

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