Meet the team

Linda Davis
Linda DavisCEO
Linda founded Next Generation in 2007 with a clear vision in mind of providing a superior service to both clients and candidates. A CEO she has an innate talent for grasping advancing recruitment and IT systems, Marketing initiatives, Business and Commercial strategies which keeps the company in a strategic and competitive position.
Sonny Van Assche
Sonny Van AsscheOperations Director
Sonny is the Director of Operations and is leading the international expansion of our Davis Nolan brand. Sonny and his team develop a new, market disrupting and innovative service portfolios, research industry trends and develop strategies to provide our clients with a competitive recruiting advantage.
Luke Davis
Luke DavisDirector
Luke is the Head of Finance and Supply Chain Recruitment & has over 8 years hands on recruitment experience, he has a unique flair for mapping markets to source and select best fit talent for our clients. Key sectors of recruitment include: Manufacturing, FMCG, Pharma, Medical Device, Financial Services and Insurance.
Bernadette Cox
Bernadette CoxStrategic Advisor
Bernie Cox joined Next Generation early in 2015 as a Strategic Advisor to the CEO. Her career in recruitment at Executive & Board level spans over 25 years in both Ireland & the UK. Her focus within Next Generation is to facilitate the company’s ambitious growth plans across Ireland, mainland Europe & North America.
Emma Quinn
Emma QuinnSenior Marketing Manager
Emma recently completed an MSc in Digital Marketing; she supports the recruitment teams in attracting key talent with niche recruitment searching and selection methodologies. With her team she breaks down the geographic barriers that once restricted the recruitment process & creates bespoke ATL, BTL & TTL marketing campaigns to attract key talent.
Maureen Fagan
Maureen FaganFinance & Compliance Manager
Maureen is Next Generation‘s Finance & Compliance Manager and heads up the internal finance and compliance team and provides invaluable support to the company and each employee. Maureen has stellar experience in contract management for a large volume of IT Contractors who are currently working with Next Generation.
Emma Hargreaves
Emma HargreavesHead of Sales & Marketing Recruitment
Emma has a unique understanding of the key skill sets required by clients, ranging from global multinationals, SME & blue chip organisations. Sourcing & selecting top talent for roles at all levels, across all industries, within Ireland & internationally, Emma has an exceptional talent for mapping the market in succinct timeframes.
Maura O'Hea
Maura O'HeaLearning & Development Manager
As Learning & Development Manager, Maura is responsible for the alignment of L&D activities with business objectives. She works closely with Next Generation business leaders & team members to understand their development needs & challenges. Maura has an engaging & consultative communication style coupled with over 12 years‘ recruitment experience.
Laura Kennedy
Laura KennedyHead of Data Science Recruitment
Laura is a respected & proven Consultant in the Data Science industry providing executive level advice & talent solutions across broad industries & disciplines. With 5 years‘ experience in the recruitment industry & a previous Finance career, Laura is a technical expert consultant & guide to how to implement advanced analytics in your organisation.
Jennifer Brennan
Jennifer BrennanAssociate Director IT
As Associate Director IT, Jennifer has over 11 years’ recruitment experience and is Head of the IT Contract & Permanent Division Teams. The teams are industry leaders in resourcing professional IT roles both in Ireland and internationally, working with organisations from SMEs to multinationals, PLCs and state bodies for desk top engineers to technical specialists, right through to C-level management.
Kate Curran
Kate CurranTalent Acquisition Partner Supply Chain and Operations
Currently leading the Supply Chain & Operations function, Kate has a proven track record of supplying the highest calibre of candidates across a multitude of industries to include FMCG, Pharmaceutical & Medical Device. Specialist areas include: Operations, Supply Chain Planning/Buying, Procurement, Life Sciences and Environmental.
Alan Hayden
Alan HaydenHR and Administration Executive
In his role as HR Executive Alan, focuses on internal recruitment and staffing for Next Generation sourcing best fit candidates to join the growing Teams. Alan plays a key role in supporting the HR needs of the business and each employee on an ongoing basis in terms of personal and professional development.