William FindenManaging Director
William Finden’s search and recruitment 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.
William is the Managing Director of Oaklands Global where his core focus is to strategically grow Oaklands Global’s international presence and reputation. He also leads the company’s executive search division and has managed mandates globally for legacy airlines, business jet manufacturers, rotary operators and consultancy firms including aircraft leasing and charter. William is a proud member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Institute of Recruitment Professionals and Trustee of Aviation Action, a National Mental Health Charity supporting those in the Aviation industry.
When William isn’t thinking work, he enjoys golf, horse riding and studying towards his private pilot’s license (it’s a slow process as we are sure some of you know).
Recent search assignments Include: Managing Director-European Airport, Flight Operations Director-APAC Business Aviation Operator, Sales Director-European OEM, Director of Maintenance-Commercial MRO.
For a confidential conversation regarding your companies next Executive level hire please email William today.
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.
James TownsendSenior Principal 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.
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.