Nicola Oates

Chief People Officer

Nikki joined The Barton Partnership in 2022 as Chief People Officer. Nikki has more than 20 years of experience within the recruitment industry. Having early success as a recruiter and leading the UK's most profitable teams at the Adecco group, she moved into talent development. This proved to be a wise decision, as, over the next 15 years, she carved out her career as a highly successful HR practitioner, MCIPD, leading global teams for brands including SThree, Goodman Masson and Spencer Ogden.

As Chief People Officer, Nikki is responsible for the strategy and processes related to building and retaining an expectational team of professionals. Her role is to optimise people-centred activities, encompassing talent acquisition, training, professional development, and performance management.

Outside of work, Nikki enjoys spending time with her husband and son, frequently travels to APAC and is also keen on remote Scottish beaches! She enjoys baking, a good Scandi crime drama and comedy clubs!