Who we are

Based in offices in central London, a stone’s throw from Euston, we deliver regional, national, and global search projects across all spectrums of the infrastructure industry.

Since we were founded in 2010, our team has successfully placed over 400 experienced industry executives – from executive leadership to senior management and leading technical experts.

And, the relationship we develop with our clients doesn’t end with a successful placement.

Our success is built on crafting strong, long-term partnerships with our clients. We are dedicated to our clients, helping them to develop world-class teams and achieve their business objectives by securing the best candidates and diverse talent the market has to offer.

“We have used Newsom Consulting extensively for a number of years, we have always found them responsive and great to work with. Their understanding of the brief and our business has always resulted in a shortlist and successful candidate that meets our requirements.”

John Murphy
Chief Executive, Murphy Group

Our Values

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Expert knowledge of our markets and the companies operating within them is the key to us finding the right talent for our clients to succeed.


We do the right thing. We are honest and professional, treating everyone with respect. We give clients and candidates the best advice and support we can, focused on their interests – not our own.


We always strive to improve and learn. We foster a culture of continuous improvement, always seeking and building upon feedback.


Client satisfaction is of utmost importance to us. We build lasting partnerships with clients by providing a service that exceeds expectations.

Latest Opportunities

Sector: Energy | Location: South East England or Scotland

Our client, a major energy infrastructure asset owner and operator, has retained our services to recruit a Group Safety, Health and Environment Director. This role will be responsible for developing and implementing the safety, health and environment strategy across the organisation, with the goal of enhancing performance and fostering a zero-harm culture.

Salary: Excellent salary plus benefits | Sector: Environment & Water

Our services have been retained to recruit a Market Director for a rapidly growing infrastructure consultancy with a strong reputation in the transportation sector. Our client has been experiencing impressive growth and are looking to develop a new Environment & Water market.

Location: Petersfield, South East | Sector: Rail

Our client, a growing contractor in the rail sector, has retained our services to recruit a Head of Commercial & Procurement. With ambitious plans for continued growth, our client is looking for someone to develop their commercial function.

Location: UK | Sector: Rail | Salary: Excellent salary

West Coast Partnership Development has retained our services to recruit a Head of Passenger Proposition WCPD. This is an exciting opportunity to join the WCPD Programme Management Office team (Accepted Programme).

Location: London and South East

A leading supplier of intelligent systems to the defence and transport industry in the UK and Canada have retained our services to recruit a Key Account Manager, to develop and grow their transport division in London and the South-East.

Location: Midlands & Northern England | Salary: Excellent salary plus benefits | Sector: Infrastructure

Our client, a utilities & highways maintenance contractor, wishes to recruit a Regional Director to manage a significant P&L.

Location: South East England | Sector: Major Infrastructure Programme | Salary: Excellent Salary

Our services have been retained to recruit two Programme Manager roles for a major infrastructure programme. This is comparable in scale to the Olympics and Crossrail.

Location: UK South or Midlands or Manchester | Sector: Rail | Salary: Six figure salary

A leading infrastructure business in the UK have retained our services to recruit a Commercial Director for their Rail division, which focuses on rail systems projects. The role will be responsible for leading their commercial function with a team of Quantity Surveyors and Procurement professionals.

Location: South East England | Sector: Major Infrastructure Programme | Salary: Excellent Salary

We are retained on a Head of Delivery - Building Design position for a major construction programme. This programme is one of the largest infrastructure projects the UK has seen – comparable in size to the Olympics and Crossrail.

Location: South East, England | Sector: Rail

We are looking for an Operations & Production Director to create, develop, and implement an industry-leading approach to construction delivery for the Southern Integrated Delivery (SID) alliance within the Southern Renewals Enterprise (SRE).

Location: South East England | Sector: Major Infrastructure Programme | Salary: Excellent Salary

Our services have been retained to recruit a Head of Programme Services for a major infrastructure programme comparable in size to the Olympics and Crossrail.

Location: UK | Salary: Six figure salary | Sector: Energy Infrastructure

Our client is a leading energy solutions and infrastructure provider who is seeking to recruit a high-calibre leader to manage their business development function, including sales, bids and marketing.

Location: London or Birmingham | Sector: Rail | Salary: Excellent Salary

A tier 1 rail infrastructure contractor is looking to recruit a Director to be their operational lead for the final bid phase and mobilisation of a major rail infrastructure contract and to lead bidding on another major rail project.

Location: South East/ London, UK (hybrid) | Sector: Infrastructure

Our client wishes to recruit a Commercial Lead to deliver post-contract commercial management of a £multi-bn capital infrastructure programme.

Our Team

Jim Newsom

Managing Director

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Lauren Goldring

Business Support & Research Manager

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Paul Neave

Principal Consultant

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Ellen Dennis

Research & Operations Consultant

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Pei Gong

Delivery Consultant

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Emilia Kilburn

Research & Delivery Consultant

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Simon Arthur

Principal Consultant

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John McFarland

Associate, Leadership Assessment

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Rebecca Peacock

Senior Research Associate

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Eloise Samuelson

Research & Delivery Consultant

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James Ingram

Research & Delivery Consultant

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Kelly Barlow

Executive Coaching

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We have a responsibility to ensure that we do everything within our power to provide diverse and balanced longlists and shortlists, as well as to ensure our own organisation offers a diverse and inclusive culture.

Diversity & Inclusion

As an Executive Search consultancy, we have a leading role to play in increasing diversity of leadership across the transport, infrastructure and built environment sectors, in regard to diversity of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion and other protected characteristics.

Diversity & Inclusion

Memberships & Affiliations

Our community of leadership professionals is a melting pot of talents. We are very proud to work with several different industry groups and networks in order to expand our contact base and leverage the talent of so many great individuals across Transport and Infrastructure.

Memberships & Affiliations

Some of the associations that we partner with include Energy UK, British Water, Rail Industry Association, SWiFT. This allows us access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise across Transport & Infrastructure.