Simpson Booth was set up by two former executives with wide-ranging experience in a range of roles in the Oil & Gas and Professional Services sectors. Supporting them, in their offices in London and Aberdeen, is a dedicated team of senior recruitment professionals with a breadth and depth of international expertise across a variety of sectors and functions.



Russell has over 25 years of experience in Oil & Gas. He started in operations and has spent the last 15 years in senior HR roles for large international businesses. During that time he was involved in large-scale change projects, including restructurings, mergers, acquisitions and divestments.

He has led the development and implementation of a number of HR reward programmes and functional improvement changes, including the deployment and application of software tools and processes.

During his time in industry, Russell developed an in-depth understanding of the personnel challenges that companies face. He has also built up a large global network of highly talented people.

Russell has an MSc in Business Management and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).



Nina is a senior finance executive with extensive leadership experience in all areas of finance, treasury and tax. She held a number of senior roles in the oil & gas industry for 10 years, and prior to that she worked at a professional services firm in London, where she provided international tax consultancy services across a range of industries.

Throughout her career, Nina has gained significant experience of restructurings, mergers, acquisitions and divestments. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), a Chartered Tax Adviser (CIOT) and a Fellow of the Energy Institute.

She has served on a number of Boards and Audit Committees, in both the private and charitable sectors.