William Finden – Managing Director

As MD of Oaklands Global, William has watched the business grow year on year and he has enjoyed leading Oaklands Global with the full support of his talented Team. When William isn’t thinking Recruitment, he is busy competing his horses, which in case you ever wondered was where the Oaklands name came from, “My best horse was called Oaklands Highwayman, he was a superstar and a real go-getter, which is exactly what I wanted the business the be”. Apart from running the day to day business, William uses his expertise and experience to direct our Headhunting and Executive search division. For a confidential conversation regarding your companies next Director level hire, or your next Board level career move please email William today.



Kathryn Sainsbury – Managing Partner

With over 10 years recruitment experience Kathryn’s knowledge and understanding of recruiting within Aviation and Aerospace makes her one of the industry’s leading experts. Kathryn is an official workaholic but when she’s not head down in a computer she enjoys socialising with friends and spending quality time with her children. Kathryn heads up our Flight Crew and Cabin Crew divisions and is also heavily involved in our Executive Searches. Kathryn can be reached during most hours of the day via email.


Dave Edwards – Chairman

Dave has been involved in aviation since he was 14 and his career has taken him through senior leadership roles in business aviation to international flag carrying airlines and back again. Having worked in the Middle East and Asia for most of the past decade, he has recently returned to the UK where he’s a shareholder in Synergy Aviation, a business aviation operator and Flying Support, an airline support service business. In addition he sits on the board of Web Manuals, a leading aviation manuals digitizer. Having worked with Oaklands Global as a customer, he was delighted to be asked to join the company as Chairman to help with the company’s strategic direction and international growth.


Callum Devaney – Senior Consultant

Often seen dancing around the office on the phone, Callum is the life and soul of a Monday morning. His passion and flare for Aviation started at a young age and can be seen in his dedication and ongoing commitment to developing the Oaklands Global Portfolio of clients. With a global network of contacts Callum has helped catapult Oaklands Global into one of Aviation & Aerospace’s fastest growing and reputable Recruitment Companies. To discuss your Businesses recruitment needs and our bespoke recruitment solutions, please email Callum today.


James Townsend FIRP DipRP – Senior Consultant

With over 10 years’ recruitment experience, James has worked within a number technical disciplines with clients around the world in a variety of specialisms including Engineering, Management and Executive level placements on both permanent and interim assignments. James is a fully qualified Fellow of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and his advanced knowledge of the Global Aviation & Aerospace sector has helped him establish an enviable reputation within the market and help build Oaklands Global portfolio of clients around the world. To discuss your company’s recruitment needs or for a confidential discussion about your next career move then please contact James today.



Luke Tulleken – Senior Consultant

Luke joined Oaklands Global in March 2017 and brings with him excellent recruitment experience within another technical recruitment sector. Originally from South Africa, Luke has travelled extensively throughout Asia and lived in Greece before finally settling in the UK.
When Luke isn’t in the office, he enjoys keeping fit and is an accomplished tough-mudder competitor. He follows scientific and engineering topics closely.
Luke really has landed on his feet in Aviation and supports our Business Aviation division with a focus on Licensed and Unlicensed Engineers.
To explore what world-wide career opportunities Oaklands Global has available, please contact Luke today.