Kirstie Burn
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Kirstie Burn

Director - Governance Recruitment & Head of Client ServicesSpecialising in Compliance


With over 20 years’ recruitment experience, I head up the MERJE Governance team in London. I also manage successful recruitment campaigns, with particular expertise in the Retail Banking and Financial Services sectors.

Having a background in management development and training, I've always enjoyed the relationship management side of the job, whether that is building trust and confidence with candidates and clients, or attending industry events (particularly if there is a nice cocktail involved!!).

Given my interest in relationship building and management and my experience at MERJE (since 2014) transitioning into the role of Head of Client Services at MERJE felt like a seamless move. My focus now, alongside working with my contacts in the industry and managing the London office, is to maintain the strength of our current group-wide relationships, in overseeing PSL, SLAs and account reviews, providing support in continuing the great work we are delivering to our existing clients and the development of new partnerships.

Outside of work, I tend to have lots of well-laid plans to work out or play my newfound love of netball, but my appreciation of a crisp white /rose means that I'm often distracted and can more likely be found socialising in a city establishment. Also a mum to 3 beautiful boys, I feel I justify the time out of the house – also a great way to network! 😊


MERJE is just an unbelievable company to work for. You are surrounded by expert professionals who are very genuine, human, and really interesting people. MERJE prides itself on its success, the confidence we have in our people, and allowing everyone to be the individuals they are. It is a truly entrepreneurial culture where everyone’s opinion counts. Plus, we have the most amazing social agenda!

Loves & Loathes

I love my family, my job, socialising, and laughing.

I loathe noisy eaters and rubbish banter.





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