James TownsendSenior Principal Consultant
Prior to joining Oaklands Global. James Townsend held senior positions in a number of specialist consultancies growing teams in disciplines including Engineering and Pharmaceuticals. James heads up Oaklands Global’s business aviation division and is a fully qualified Fellow of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. His extensive knowledge of the global Aviation & Aerospace sector has helped James establish an enviable 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.
I am very pleased to provide this testimonial note for James Townsend as an Aviation Executive Recruitment Manager. I have been consistently impressed with James’s attitude since the first day he contacted me.
There are very few professionals in this industry who bring competence and dedication.
James Townsend has also a high level of integrity, always finding time to updated one’s with the progress of the application, not to mention the professional advice related to the interviews, something that I’d never experienced before with other agencies.
I would highly recommend James Townsend for any candidate or company, as he naturally rises to the occasion to assist you.
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William FindenManaging Director
William’s recruitment career spans over a decade and all within the international aviation and aerospace markets. After successfully building the aviation division of his former employer, William’s ambition lead him to establish Oaklands Global in 2013.
Kathryn SainsburyManaging 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.
Callum DevaneyPrincipal Consultant
Often seen dancing around the office on the phone, Callum is the life and soul of a Monday morning.
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.
Heather is a fully qualified member of The Association of Accountant Technicians with over 20 years experience in Book- keeping and Financial Accounts/taxation.
Ben HerbeRecruitment Consultant
Ben joined Oaklands Global in May 2018 bringing with him just over 3 years’ experience in recruitment. Having enjoyed success in the technical and education recruitment sectors.
Diane ParksOffice 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.
Tom WellsCommercial 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.