Meet the Team

Nestor Consulting Team

Our Nestor Consulting Team incorporates a diverse and wide-ranging set of backgrounds and experience.
The expertise of our highly skilled team, and their associates, is always available to you.
To find out more, please get in touch or call into our office and meet us…

Mark Burley – Executive Director & Founder

MA, BA (Hons), DipM, PG Cert HE, Chartered FCIPD, MCIM, AMRS

Mark set up Nestor in 2005 with the specific goal of providing HR support to London’s SMEs. He has over 25 years’ experience in senior HR consulting, learning & development and general management roles in the industry. Mark is a firm believer that HR policies and practices must support an organisation’s goals and therefore naturally adopts a “best fit” view of HR design & delivery.
Over the past 15 years, Mark has been delighted to partner Nestor’s clients on an ongoing basis, through understanding their changing business requirements and developing the appropriate HR solution for them.
As well as his commercial focus, Mark has also lectured at Middlesex University lecturing post-graduate students in Human Resources, specialising in HR Strategy and Reward. 
Mark has an MA in Human Resource Management, a BA in Business Studies, a Diploma in Marketing and a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Mark is also a certified practitioner for Thomas International psychometric testing (PPA, GIA, EI) & Myers Briggs (MBTI).

Arthur Bradbury - Managing Director

BSc (Hons) Geography & Environmental Management

Nestor’s Managing Director, Arthur Bradbury, has over two decades of experience in driving exceptional commercial outcomes and business growth. For the past decade he has worked for some of the UK’s largest companies that provide HR and Health & Safety support. He has also worked for the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) and a number of other membership organisations in the UK.

Arthur’s passion is driving sustainable growth within organisations by challenging individuals and companies to change the way they think and proving that there are multiple ways of achieving success. He believes that progressive organisations need progressive support, hence his desire to develop tailored HR solutions that deliver peace of mind and clarity of business direction.

Arthur comes to Nestor with a view to expand and enhance what Nestor can offer to its clients, supporting organisations/business owners to achieve their financial and people objectives.

Sarah Hyland – Head of HR Consulting

MSc Human Resource Management, Level 7 CIPD

As Head of HR Consulting, Sarah oversees our team of talented HR Business Partners as well as the development of our wider consulting team. Sarah also looks after her own portfolio of clients.

Sarah joined Nestor in 2014 and during this time she has provided consulting insight and insourced support to clients across a range of industries ranging from Financial Services to Advertising through to Property and the 3rd Sector.

She possesses a detailed and analytical understanding of Human Resources coupled with a strong ability to assess strategic options while understanding and negotiating commercial outcomes.

Sarah has an MA in Human Resource Management, and a BA in Business studies. Sarah is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personal Development and is a Certified Practitioner for Thomas International psychometric testing (PPA, GIA, EI).

Charlotte (Charlie) Anderson – HR Business Partner

BSc Physical Geography, MSc Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis, Level 7 CIPD

Charlie is an accomplished HR Business Partner with nearly a decade of experience gained during her career with leading FMCG companies and then more latterly with Nestor. Charlie works across sectors including creative and media, political, charitable and technology, to name a few. By combining best practice, pragmatism and a commercial focus, Charlie ensures clients get the best possible outcomes.

As a senior consultant and HR Business Partner at Nestor, Charlie has designed and led numerous consulting engagements solving complex organisational, people and performance issues.

As a natural strategic thinker, Charlie has extensive experience in employee relations and organisational design, guiding clients on the legal and regulatory aspects of employment practices.

Charlie holds a master’s degree in Human Resources Management & Organisational Analysis from Kings College London, a Level 7 CIPD qualification, and is at Chartered status with CIPD.

Emma Dunning – HR Business Partner

Level 7 CIPD

Emma joined Nestor as an HR Business Partner and brings with her almost 14 years as an HR practitioner. Emma works closely with clients to understand their challenges and how best Nestor can help to develop effective people strategies. Emma has strong business acumen, understands the importance of human capital to any business and works tirelessly to align these assets in developing business strategies with her clients.

Prior to joining Nestor, Emma has gained experience in a variety of sectors including professional services, public sector and FMCG. Emma has a particular interest in Employee Relations and the interpretation of new legislation.

Emma has Level 7 CIPD accreditation.

Shahed Choudhury – LLB (Hons), Level 7 CIPD

Associate HR Business Partner

Shahed is an Associate HR Business Partner at Nestor with over a decade of experience, largely in the Public Sector. Eight years with the Metropolitan Police has given him a thorough and rounded view of his profession. At Nestor, he provides robust yet measured HR advice and support for clients in sectors including Fintech, Marketing, Hospitality, Professional Services and Manufacturing.

Shahed is results driven and approaches all matters both professionally and confidentially. Shahed understands the importance of identifying business needs and aligning those needs to the business goals. Shahed thrives in achieving quality results and understands the importance of immersing himself in the culture and practices of his clients to best support their strategic needs.

Shahed is a qualified coach mentor, holds a degree in Law and CIPD Level 7 qualification.

Zaneta Nowak – Commercial HR Business Partner

BSc (Hons) Business Management, CIPD Level 5

Zaneta is an accomplished senior HR professional with extensive experience. She possesses a wide range of knowledge and skills gained over the last 10 years supporting UK businesses in both domestic and international markets. She brings together her commercial management experience and her detailed knowledge of HR Management for the benefit of our clients.

Her expertise includes successfully directing organisational planning and development through strategic initiatives and programs. Throughout her career, she has managed talent selection practices, process improvements, staff development, and employee relations. Zaneta has held the role of Global HR Partner for Jaguar Land Rover as well as a variety of roles in well known UK businesses across Retail, Hospitality and Technology.

Her dedication to optimising organisational success through her detailed knowledge of HR operations and strategies makes her a valuable resource for Nestor.

Zaneta holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Surrey and CIPD level 5 in Human Resources Management.

Hannah Khan – HR Advisor

BSc Business Economics, MSc Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis, Level 7 CIPD

Hannah joined Nestor in 2017 as an HR assistant. As part of a dedicated team, she provides HR support and advice to one of our largest clients. Hannah supports in the provision of a complete outsourced HR service in respect of recruitment, employee relations and performance management.

Hannah also advises across a diverse portfolio including media, political, charitable and technology sectors.

Hannah has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management & Organisational Analysis from Kings College London and has obtained a Level 7 CIPD qualification.

Marysia Popow – HR Advisor

BA (Hons) Sociology, MSc Human Resource Management, Level 7 CIPD

In her capacity as an HR Advisor, Marysia supports and advises a wide and varied portfolio of clients.

Marysia started her career with a leading children’s charity where she gained invaluable experience in the third sector. At Nestor, Marysia now splits her time between one of our largest clients in Financial Services, as well as her wider portfolio.

As a passionate HR professional, Marysia has expertise across the full human resources function including, recruitment, onboarding, performance management and employee engagement programs.

Marysia has an MSc in Human Resource Management from Nottingham Business School, BA (Hons) in Sociology and Level 7 CIPD accreditation.

Poppy Saccomani – Associate HR Business Partner

Associate, CIPD

Poppy is an Associate HR Business Partner at Nestor with 20 years’ senior HR experience across companies within professional services, retail and media industries. She brings together her management experience and knowledge of HR for the benefit of Nestor’s clients.

Poppy partners with businesses to work closely with board and management levels, providing practical, pragmatic support and guidance on effective management of people and change. She has a strong focus on business budget, goals and ambitions to enable them to drive people forward. Poppy has extensive experience in creating and sustaining a healthy, engaging and rewarding culture for employees using a range of initiatives and full support for line managers.

Poppy has won several HR awards for innovation and excellence in her role and also holds certificates in coaching, mentoring, facilitation, mental health first aid and ACAS advanced ER practice.

Victoria Palmer – HR Assistant

BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management, Level 5 CIPD

During her degree, Vicky worked as an HR Intern at Oracle Corporation. Throughout her placement she provided administrative support to over 4,500 employees working in the UK, as well as leading and being involved in a number of strategic HR projects.

Since graduating in July 2018, Vicky has chosen to join Nestor to both widen and deepen her range of HR knowledge and experience. She currently provides administrative support and advice to one of our largest clients, as well as advising upon issues across the wider portfolio.

Vicky gained a BA (Hons) in Business and Human Resource Management from the University of Portsmouth and is CIPD level 5.

Alina Stoian – HR Assistant

BA (Hons) Banking & Finance, Level 5 CIPD

Alina joined the Nestor team in 2019 and joins a growing team of HR professionals. Alina has been working in the HR field for over 5 years and supports clients across many sectors.   Originally from Romania, Alina studied for her BA in Banking & Finance and Foreign Languages, including French and Spanish before moving to the UK. Much of her early career was in the Health Care industry, where she gained a wide range of skills and knowledge - particularly in recruitment, onboarding and pre-employment checks.   Alina has also worked as an HR Assistant for one of the biggest Food Manufacturing Companies in the UK, supporting more than 1000 employees. Her role included managing the entire absence process, the employees complete life-cycle as well as leading several projects designed to increase employee retention and wellbeing at work. Alina was involved in numerous ER cases and has had to work closely with the relevant Trade Union.   Further to her BA studies, Alina has also completed her CIPD Level 5 in HR Management.

Louise Harvey – HR Advisor

BA (Hons) Sociology, Level 7 CIPD

Louise joined Nestor in 2019 as we continue to expand our team of HR professionals. Louise joins a dedicated team offering advice and support to a diverse client portfolio.   Following her graduation, Louise was successful in joining the People graduate scheme at Tesco PLC. During her 3 years at Tesco, she completed several placements in various HR roles across the business. These included being part of the UK's largest HR transformation programme Change and Insight team; as well as the Finance and Legal business partnering team.   Alongside working, Louise gained her MA in Human Resource Management and CIPD Level 7 qualification. Louise also holds a BA (Hons) degree in Sociology with modules in Politics and Anthropology from Newcastle University.

Aine O’Donnell – HR and Ops Assistant

BA Human Resource Management (Hons)

Aine joined Nestor in 2019 and has spent the past 3 years gaining her Human Resource Management degree. Alongside her studies, Aine has over 5 years’ experience as an administrative assistant at a large school here in London. Her role involved aspects of both business administration and HR-related tasks. With extensive admin and business operations experience, Aine will be adding to the operational side of the business whilst she continues to develop and expand her technical HR knowledge. Aine works across the whole Nestor client portfolio in support of the wider HR Consulting team.
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