Managing Director

Ruth McDonald has a 20-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

With an extensive background in professional research, Naomi is well placed to provide business insights for clients across a wide range of industries. Naomi is focused on identifying and tracking executive-level talent, detecting and analysing market trends, and providing up-to-date industry intelligence. She works closely with clients to deliver tailored solutions to suit their business needs. Prior to joining Narratology, Naomi honed her research and analysis skills within the foreign direct investment and economic development sectors, producing data-driven content for online and print business publications. She holds a BA in French and Spanish from Queen’s University Belfast.

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.

For a confidential discussion about career opportunities please contact Ruth at

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