The Directors are amongst a small number of the most experienced executive search consultants in NI and includes a management psychologist. FMC’s Executive Search Team is highly skilled through experience at understanding business and people.

Gerry May

Gerry May
- Managing Director

Gerry May is a headhunter in the true sense, and brings years of invaluable experience to his role as MD of Forde May Consulting Ltd. Gerry’s passion for the job is as deep as his CV is expansive, and, uniquely in terms of NI-based headhunters, it includes an extensive period in the ultracompetitive global search arena working for a leading international board, management and executive recruitment consultancy based in London.

“There are no borders when it comes to finding the right person for a role, no journey that we at FMC won’t make on behalf of our clients. As executive recruiters we will always go the extra mile and that is what constantly places us above and beyond others in the search and selection field.”

Brendan Catney
- Principal Consultant

Brendan is Principal Consultant at Forde May Consulting. He works with a variety of clients from fast growing SMEs through to multinationals, family groups and private equity backed businesses in Northern Ireland, ROI and GB.

Following on from his MBA, Brendan began his recruitment career in Central London progressing to Senior Financial appointments across SMEs through to FTSE listed firms. On returning to NI, Brendan has built up an extensive network of client relationships across commerce and industry, conducting search assignments for general management and leadership roles.

“I still get a real adrenalin rush when I deliver on an assignment. There’s nothing that beats the satisfaction of a brief well fulfilled - I live for it now as I did when I came into the profession.”

Brendan Catney
Valerie Reid

Valerie Reid
- Director

A Management Psychologist with Forde May Consulting for two decades, Valerie Reid is responsible for the psychometric assessments used in conjunction with assignments, carrying out behavioural and competency based interviews. Valerie is a member of the British Psychological Society and a BPS accredited occupational tester. She also holds a European Test User Certificate in Work & Organisational Assessment with the European Federation Of Psychologists Associations.

“I enjoy working with a wide spectrum of people both locally and internationally, from the private, public and voluntary sectors and using my skill set and considerable experience to identify and select only the very best individuals for Forde May Consulting clients.”

Bronagh Torrens
- Researcher

A Sociology graduate with a background in research and hospitality, Bronagh brings her vast array of experience and people skills into executive recruitment. Bronagh is responsible for research and recruitment co-ordination and is a member of the Executive Research Association.

“I revel in the wide range of clients we interact with at Forde May Consulting - from small, local businesses to multi-nationals. We bring intensely focused professionalism to all our clients, large or small.”

Bronagh Dickson