Lorna Madden

Talent engagement and workforce planning director

Lorna Madden


As head of talent engagement at Opencast Lorna is leading a drive to more than double the number of people working for the business in 2022, supported by a growing recruitment team and trusted external suppliers. Lorna has a career in recruitment spanning over 15 years. Recent years have been spent working across the STEM industry, leading recruitment process outsourcing solutions for organisations including Balfour Beatty. She spent nearly seven years leading Newcastle-based Northern Recruitment Group (NRG)'s technology business and setting up its interim executive search practice. Lorna is passionate about solving complex recruitment challenges, collaborating across the industry and ensuring equality diversity and inclusion are at the heart of everything she does.