Who Are We

Rob Joanne

Rob and Joanne McKay are a husband and wife team who started Sherrington Associates in 2014 after long careers in executive search and teaching. Both graduates of Liverpool John Moore’s University, they founded Sherrington with the sole purpose of enhancing people’s lives by creating exemplary leadership teams capable of making positive change in their organisations.

Rob McKay - Director

Rob has been working in recruitment and executive-search since 2001, during which time Rob has delivered retained search projects for clients around the globe, ranging from major Plc’s down to growing SME’s and family businesses. During his search career, Rob has been the retained search partner for executive appointments at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution as well as recruiting Chief Executives and board directors for a range of other high profile clients. Rob is a trained practitioner of psychometric assessment tools endorsed by the British Psychological Society and is also a judge on the panel for the High Sherriff’s Awards for Enterprise.

  • BA Hons, Sociology – Liverpool John Moore’s University
  • Member of the Institute of Leadership & Management
  • Member of the Institute of Directors
  • Member of Cheshire Business Leaders

Joanne McKay - Director

Before Sherrington, Joanne worked in senior management roles in the education sector for 10 years before finishing as the Assistant Head Teacher of a leading science and engineering college in Liverpool where she also held the role of Head of Data & Research. This experience has proven invaluable in her role heading up the research function for Sherrington Associates, delivering highly-targeted data-gathering and research work on behalf of our clients.

  • BSc Hons, Biomedical Science – Liverpool John Moore’s University
  • Member of the Institute of Directors

We know that clients value working with a partner who actually cares about helping their business. When clients retain us, it’s not because they want to work with a big brand or because they want a partner with multiple offices and hundreds of consultants. They retain us because they know their business matters to us and we’ll work harder than anyone else to give them value.

The Associates

Our Associates have been handpicked for their fit with our own values and beliefs and for their expertise and experience in their fields. All coming from impressive careers in executive search, human resources and executive coaching, they support our clients through their own unique skills and abilities.