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Olivia Courtney

Associate Director | Banking & Financial Services


T: +61 2 9236 9015

I hail from the Emerald Isle, also known as Ireland. I graduated with an LLB Honours Degree and thereafter studied for my NCTJ Diploma in Journalism. I spent time in project and account management roles in marketing before moving into legal recruitment in London in 2014. After much longing for a sunnier climate I decided to relocate to Sydney and I joined Taylor Root, where I recruit Lawyers and Company Secretaries into banking and financial services.

While in London I worked for a leading national recruitment brand called LAW Absolute, where I gained three years’ experience specialising in recruiting Lawyers, Legal Executives and Paralegals into temporary, contract and permanent positions in private practice. Now at Taylor Root, I specialise in in-house legal and company secretarial recruitment within the banking and financial services industries. I work with global investment banks, private equity/hedge funds, private wealth managers, broker dealers, investment managers, financial planners, insurers, super funds, payment providers, as well as the corporate, regulatory, retail, and wholesale banking divisions of Australia’s leading financial services institutions.

Having studied Law and recruited Lawyers into both private practice and in-house in two leading cities in the world I feel I have a good understanding of the needs and challenges for both clients and candidates. I enjoy building relationships and seeing the hard work of a recruitment search come together in a successful placement with a happy client and candidate at the end of the process. I aim to build long standing relationships and enjoy being able to support Lawyers in finding their ideal role so they can grow, develop and feel challenged at whatever stage of their career they are at.

Personal interests:
Since moving to Australia I have developed a love for yoga and meditation. I particularly enjoy yin and hatha yoga and I take as many trips a year as possible to Ubud in Bali, my ‘second home’. I also love spending time with animals or in nature, whether that’s being beside the ocean or in a woodland.

Recent Placements:
Head of Legal, Global Asset Management Company
Senior Legal Counsel, Big 4 Bank
Assistant Company Secretary, ASX Property Funds Business
Senior Legal Counsel, Multinational Investment Bank