Meet the Founder

Kristina Lushey established Key Selection in 1999 and has worked in insurance recruitment for over 17 years. As she started her career as a Credit & Political Risks Broker, Kristina knows her markets well, and has established strong professional links with first class companies, either supplying them with quality staff or finding candidates their dream job.

As time went on, Kristina found when interacting more closely with her clients that they often spoke about employee relations within the company and difficulties that they were having, e.g. sometimes there would be management issues resulting in a person leaving the company, hence the vacancy. Kristina decided that the best way to expand Nova Search and help her clients with those difficulties was to become qualified in Human Resource Management and she did so on 22 December 2015, attaining the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) Intermediate Certificate in HR Management.

She has since teamed up with Diane Huxley, also an Associate of the CIPD, and Diane is based in the North West of England, whilst Kristina is covering London and the South East of England. You can find out more information about Diane on her website

The recruitment/HR offering from Nova Search and Nova HR is working extremely well. “I find I spend time regularly visiting companies helping them with HR issues, then to be told that they need a Senior Marketing Manager or an Insurance Manager and can I help with recruiting them? This scenario works extremely well as I am close to the company, and can more easily find the best candidate to fit the team and company culture”, says Kristina.

Kristina speaks fluent Spanish, visiting Spain as regularly as possible, plays the piano, flute and sings She is married with two daughters, one of whom is at University in New York and the other about to embark on Sports Therapy degree at Essex University.