Jon Houlihan

Partner and Local Government Sector Lead

Local Government

A highly experienced and nationally recognised recruitment professional, with over 25 years experience in the recruitment field leading a wide range of senior appointments at Chief Executive, Director and Head of Service level throughout the public sector. Prior to joining GatenbySanderson, Jon was National Director for Local Government at a leading recruiter. Jon’s career encompasses both the Public and Private sectors. Before moving into Executive Search and Selection, Jon worked at Birmingham City Council, where he was a Corporate Services Manager, leading a number of service improvement projects in HR, IT, Marketing and Organisational Development.

Jon has an MBA and is a Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Jon also holds the CIPD Advanced Certificate in Employment Law. He is also a qualified psychometric assessor, registered with the British Psychological Society. He is currently completing a Master’s level programme to qualify as an Executive Coach and Mentor.