About Us

Agile, connected, informed.

Vision, Mission & Values

Our vision and values characterise everything that Oaklands Global stands for. They are what power our business and it’s the fundamental beliefs and behaviours behind everything we do that enable our clients to win in the ever-changing world of employment.

We aim to provide a service to areas of actual need and ones that impact us all. In doing so Oaklands Global has a clear and defined focus of further promoting and supporting the Aviation & Aerospace sector whilst helping to retain key talent across our industry.


The goal.
Challenge and change industry perception.


The how.
Building trust and long-term partnerships and delivering on our promises one placement at a time.


The Why


Encouraging all our people to find their inner entrepreneur, exercising creativity and imagination every day.


Delivery without compromise.


Clear transparent ethics and strong moral principles


Treating client, candidate and colleague with uncompromising, mutual respect and embracing diversity.


Why do many of the world’s leading companies choose Oaklands Global as their preferred recruitment partner?

With over 50 years of recruiting experience, a powerful international industry centric network in excess of 100,000 professionals, and a qualified database of over 30,000 experts; Oaklands Global has seen a growing trend of clients exclusively retaining our services. This enables us to deliver the very best passive/semi passive talent in each of our specialised sectors.

All candidate are without fail vetted, screened and then shortlisted for delivery in a prearranged timeframe, ensuring the very best ROI and results for our clients.

Industry Leading Opportunities

Today's job market can be a minefield, but our teams of highly-experienced recruiters are perfectly placed to make sure our candidates are offered the very best industry-leading opportunities. And, by supporting some of the industry’s most well-known and innovative companies, means our positions are always top-tier and often exclusive to us.

Job Seekers

Looking for a new challenge?

At Oaklands Global we’ll help prepare you for your job search with appropriate advice that only decades of experience can give, we will offer you market leading opportunities and a professional consultative experience that will help discover your aspirations and long-term objectives.

Meet the Team

Our people are what drives our success. It's their passion, relentless hardwork and a commitment to excellence that enables us to deliver at the highest levels. Learn more about our key employees today.

Meet the Team

William Finden

Managing Director & Head of Search - Aviation

William Finden is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Oaklands Global. His search career has been dedicated to the international aviation and aerospace markets. After successfully establishing the aviation division for a boutique consultancy, William’s passion for aviation led him to establish Oaklands Global in 2013

Kathryn Sainsbury

Managing Partner - Investment Banking

Kathryn is one of the Co-founders who helped set up Oaklands Global. Her search career began in 2004 and she has recruited across, telecoms, IT and Aviation. In 2021 she joined the Investment Banking team to help develop and build the businesses reputation in this sector.

Callum Devaney

Head of Research & Resourcing

Callum Devaney joined Oaklands Global in 2015 and progressed through the ranks and now heads up our research and resourcing function.

Callum studied International Business and Globalisation at De Memonfort University, graduating in 2013 with a BA (Hons).

Ben Herbe

Senior Search Consultant - Aviation

Ben joined Oaklands Global in May 2018. Having enjoyed success in the technical and education recruitment sectors, Ben now manages an established portfolio of leading international clients including from MRO's, OEM's and Airlines. Ben's specialities include Middle and Senior level Technical mandates.

Jason Fontanarosa

Head of Investment Banking

Jason is an internationally experienced recruiter and search specialist with a background in global Financial and Technology markets. Jason’s mission is to bring the best search service to the four corners of the world, delivering the most professional, efficient and personal touch to his clients and candidates.

Dave Edwards

Board Chair

Dave has been involved in aviation since the age of 14 and his career has taken him through senior leadership roles including Executive Vice President of Qatar Executive and Managing Director & Group General Manager of Gama Aviation.

Tom Wells

Commercial Advisor

Tom graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Air Transport Management in 2003. Having previously held the position of Managing Director, Europe for Gama Aviation plc, Tom was instrumental in the transition of the business to a public company in 2014.

Heather Bates


Heather is a fully qualified member of The Association of Accountant Technicians with over 20 years experience in Book- keeping and Financial Accounts/taxation.

Diane Parks

Office Manager/EA

Diane joined Oaklands Global in February 2019 as the company’s Office Manager/EA. Diane’s experience spans over 24 years, supporting Senior Level Management within the recruitment industry.

Looking to Recruit?

At Oaklands Global we know that creating the right management team isn't an easy task. It takes time, resource and expertise. Thanks to our robust search methodologies, experience and interntional candidate networks, we are able to recruit with pintpoint accurancy and faster than you may think.

To discover more please get in touch with an expert today.

Looking For a New Role?

Our portfolio of requirements is ever changing. But, by representing ambitous and 'best in class' companies who looking to strategically grow and power change, we are able to bridge the gap between you and some of the most exciting, top-tier opportunities in our specific industries.

Please feel free to explore our latest job opportunities today.

Join the Team

Find out more about what it's like to be part of the Oaklands Global team and view our open positions today.

28-33 days holiday

Birthday Off

Private Healthcare

Regular Social Events

Flexible Working Conditions

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