Managing Director

Ruth McDonald has an 18-year track record in the Northern Ireland recruitment sector with significant experience in successfully delivering executive search and selection solutions to appoint leaders with organisations from PLCs and FDI-backed market entrants to family-owned and start-up businesses. Ruth works in partnership with senior stakeholders and business owners, with relationships built on credibility, trust and a genuine interest in both clients and candidates. Her experience in executive recruitment spans a wide range of market sectors placing leaders at C-Suite, Director and Senior Manager level. Ruth is passionate about people development and is a qualified L&D practitioner. She oversees all Narratology project delivery to ensure a market-leading experience for both clients and candidates.

Head of Research

Jane Fallis is responsible for sourcing the best possible talent for Narratology clients. As Head of Research she leads the full research life cycle from mapping the target market to candidate engagement and assessment. Jane previously worked in executive search at a London international human capital consultancy, headhunting senior executives across multiple sectors and geographies, for both publicly and privately-owned clients. Jane read Law at The University of Dundee.

Personal Assistant

Jenna oversees the business support function at Narratology and acts as the first point of contact for clients and candidates. She manages administration for all retained assignments as well as advertising and digital marketing. Jenna Potter is a Business Management graduate from Queens University Belfast with a keen interest in entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Narratology, she worked as an Executive PA in an international engineering firm and within the luxury hospitality sector.

Our Team


Narratology is reliant on team work. Every team member has been recruited based on their relevant experience and their personal attitudes to ensure a seamless and positive experience for client companies and candidates. Every role is equally important, every idea or suggestion very welcome. Our drive and enthusiasm creates possibility and unleashes potential. Mutual respect and appreciation in our firm is vital to produce the desired results. We’re writing our own story.

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