Bailey McGrady

Bailey McGrady

Bailey is a Principal at Catalyst, specialising in recruiting for buy-side clients.


As a sector specialist, Bailey dedicates time to thoroughly understanding the priorities of both clients and candidates. This personalised approach enables him to place candidates in roles that foster career development and seamlessly integrate into their firms' HR strategy.

Building robust relationships, Bailey has established connections with HR teams across London, from Blue-Chip brands to leading boutiques. His reputation for reliability, openness, and honesty has resulted in candidates often transitioning into hiring managers, choosing to collaborate with him to expand their teams.

With an MSc in HR Management from the University of Sussex, Bailey enjoys discussing contemporary HR topics with his network. He joined Dartmouth Partners as an Associate in September 2021 and played a key role in the team's spin-off, leading to the formation of Catalyst in 2024.

Out of the office, Bailey enjoys rating roast dinners across London, being in the gym, and avidly following sports—particularly football, Formula 1, and boxing.

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"We view HR as being the driving force behind modern-day business. People are any organisation's biggest assets, and with strategic HR initiatives, leaders can maximise opportunities and drive future growth."

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