Rebecca Fielding
Founder & Managing Director

What’s my background?

Over the last twenty years I have recruited and developed thousands of people for some of the U.K.’s biggest names, as Talent Manager for the UK&I with HJ Heinz and as Head of Leadership and Culture with Asda. My roles have encompassed all aspects of talent management, recruitment, employee engagement and leadership development for up to 175,000 colleagues and 20,000 leaders and managers in the U.K. with a global Director and Top Talent remit.

In the university sphere, I also spent a number of years working in Sheffield Hallam University and sat on multiple careers advisory bodies including; University of Liverpool, University of Sheffield, University of Cambridge and University of Birmingham. Since establishing Gradconsult in 2012, my experience has broadened further to include hundreds of SME and corporate clients across all sectors, working with over 60% of the UK's universities and an increasingly European and global client reach. I was a Director with the Institute of Student Employers for six years, as was delighted in 2020 to be made a Fellow of the Institute. I’ve also sat on the AGCAS board, been appointed by both ISE and AGCAS to train their members and have both judged and won various national awards for my work.


Frequently a keynote speaker and presenter at conferences and in the press, you can find me quoted in the FT, People Management, TedX, Training Journal, the Guardian and BBC Radio 4 amongst many others.

You can read more about my jobs, awards and advisory roles on LinkedIn.


What do I do at Gradconsult?

I founded the business in 2012 and I've never looked back. I lead on some complex, global or strategic client projects as well as increasingly shaping the business and developing the team. Examples of recent things I’ve been working on, from one off delivery to longer term programmes, include:


  • A team development programme for Chief Executive and senior leaders
  • Delivering conference sessions and keynotes, at various conferences across the UK, Europe and beyond 
  • Executive board engagement on the development of a new graduate programme
  • Employer engagement strategy development and academic engagement (including UEG)
  • Developing an institutional approach to Employer Advisory Boards
  • Executive coaching and board facilitation for Directors
  • Culture change programme design


Life loves

  • Walking
  • Wine
  • Family, including my golden Labrador Rosie
  • Sunshine

Pet peeves

  • Pessimism
  • Nuts
  • Calling strong girls bossy


Get in touch

T: 0114 221 0242

M: 07889 375 142


LinkedIn: Rebecca Fielding

Twitter: @Rebecca_GradC