Meet the Team


Nick Robeson Nick Robeson
CEO & Founder
With more than a decade of experience in Human Capital Consulting, Nick is recognised as one of the leading figures in the Interim Management Industry. He started his Interim Management career in 1997, was headhunted in 2000 to start an Interim business on behalf of a major international Search business. In 2003 Nick led a management buy-out and the company successfully re-branded as Alium Partners in 2008.Nick was Chairman of the Interim Management Association (IMA) from 2004-08, Member of the Executive until January 2011. During his time with the IMA he earned a reputation for his commitment to developing and maintaining ethical and commercial standards in the sector. His initiatives include the launch of the IMA-Institute, the IMA One-Day Workshop and the annual IMA Golf Day held at Woburn and the launch of the IMA Ipsos MORI Survey.
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Lisa Hobbs, Managing Partner Lisa Farmer nee Hobbs
Founder & Partner
Lisa has worked within the interim management industry for over a decade and has built an extensive track record of providing clients with experienced, senior level interim managers and interim executives across all sectors. With Nick Robeson she is co-Founder of Hemming Robeson an interim management business focusing on Head of Function and Board Level interim executive roles across the private sector.In her last role as Director of Alium Partners she managed the operations of the business and was instrumental in building up a successful interim management finance practice placing interim finance directors and interim CFO’s. Having graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury, Lisa worked within the permanent recruitment industry prior to moving into the interim management industry in 2003.
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David Baldwin-Evans | Director and Partner David Baldwin-Evans
Director & Partner
As a practicing Board-level interim, David has been in the interim industry for 9 years, following a successful permanent sales and marketing leadership career with highly-regarded organisations such as Ford, Sony, the BBC, United Technologies and Honeywell. With an extensive track record as a capable and effective senior commercial interim, David has delivered assignments for clients as diverse as Experian, G4S and numerous PE clients. Whilst continuing to deliver Board-level Commercial assignments as a career interim, independently of Hemming Robeson, David uses his business development skills to accelerate the Hemming Robeson growth strategy. His extensive sector experience complements the team with roles delivered in across a range of sectors; although David retains a specific sector expertise in Business and Support Services organisations with turnovers from £50-£500m. Working alongside Nick and Lisa, David provides both strategic and tactical business development leadership for the Hemming Robeson organisation, growing its footprint in those market sectors it has chosen to target.
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Rushina Shah, Research Co-ordinator Rushina Shah
Research Manager
Rushina is responsible for Hemming Robeson’s research and is the first point of contact for our interim partners. Rushina assists the Directors of the business in gathering market data, tracking business development opportunities and keeping up to date with our interim Partners. Rushina forged a successful career in well known retail and wholesale businesses following several internships in the retail industry.She has natural business acumen and outstanding people skills which have transposed well to the world of interim management.Although she has now moved away from a more creative industry she still finds time to develop a jewellery line in her spare time, using all the skills she learned at Brighton University while she gained a degree in Fashion with Business Studies.
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Raquel Fernandes, Network and Systems Manager Raquel Fernandes
Marketing, Systems & Network Manager
Raquel manages Hemming Robeson’s online network as well as being responsible for the day to day running of the company’s admin. With 7 years experience in the Interim Management industry under her belt Raquel previously worked with Nick and Lisa in their former business. She previously worked up to Senior PA within ICT, Recruitment, Construction and Pro-Audio industries. She brings a creative flair to our developing brand and is committed to helping make Hemming Robeson become a market leading provider and innovator in Executive Level Interim Management. Having spent her formative years in Portugal, Raquel is a fluent Portuguese speaker. When she is not glued to a computer screen she can be found trying out a new hobby for the week or cheering her beloved Boston Red Sox baseball team.
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Alice Catterick Alice Catterick
Admin Assistant
Alice assists with different aspects of admin for Hemming Robeson on a part-time basis. Alice is resourceful and self-motivated, having worked previously at a small family run business, dentist surgery and John Lewis, she has a natural ability to pick up any project and see it through.
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