Meet Our Team

With over 30 years of recruitment experience within the food and drink sector, the CPA Recruitment team consists of some of the most experienced consultants in the industry.

 

Meet some of the CPA Recruitment team.

James Wilkins

James Wilkins

Managing Director

Joined CPA in: 1998.

Expertise: Technical, Development, Operations and Sales.

Background: After graduating with a degree in Manufacturing Management and working for a short time in Quality Management in Food Manufacturing James joined CPA as he loved the diversity of meeting clients and candidates. 

Favourite Food: Rack of Lamb.

Fun Fact: I love golf and am lucky enough to live in Woburn and play golf there.   

Direct dial: +44 (0) 208 2031000.

Luke Biscoe

Luke Biscoe

Director of Recruitment.

Joined CPA in: 2012.

Expertise: Senior-level operations & QA recruitment.

Background: Luke started the CPA North America division in 2012 after working for the UK operation between 2000-2005, which followed on from gaining his BSc in Chemistry from Kings College London. In between, Luke headed up the finance & accounting division for a leading recruitment company in downtown Toronto. Luke has a strong belief in giving the highest levels of service to both clients & candidates alike, for the simple reason that we are dealing with peoples careers, and that should be respected & remembered at all times.

Favourite Food: Chicken Jalfrezi.

Fun Fact: He just ran his first marathon.

Direct dial: +1 905 631-2202.

Jaimie Meisner

Jaimie Meisner

Recruitment Manager

Joined CPA in: 2014.

Expertise: Core focus on Management within Production, Operations, QA, R&D, and Sales. 

Background: Jaimie joined CPA as a Senior Executive Recruiter in 2014, after 10+ years’ experience in Operational Management, Talent Acquisition and Sales. Jaimie holds a diploma in law where research studies included legal drafting, verifying citations, and communicating with counsel. During her tenure with CPA, Jaimie has proven successful in building relationships both with her clients and candidates alike within Canada’s top leading food companies.

Favourite Food: Poutine.

Fun Fact: Jaimie assists in a dog rescue organization.

Direct dial: +1 905 631-2203.

Liane Stockman

Liane Stockman

Recruitment Manager

Joined CPA in: 2005.

Expertise: Technical Managers, Quality managers, Food Technologists, Technical Retail, Specialist Auditors.

Background: Liane completed a degree in Food and Consumer Management before embarking on a career in recruitment.  

Favourite Food: duck, chocolate, pancakes.

Fun Fact: She can still do the splits!

Direct dial: +44 (0) 208 2031000.

James Constable

James Constable

Joined CPA in: 2003.

Expertise: All areas, but specialisation within Food Safety, Quality, R&D and Regulatory.

Background:  After graduating with a degree in Human Biology, James pursued a career in recruitment at CPA. During his time at CPA, James has also successfully completed a Masters degree in Employment Law and Human Resources Management. James enjoys working on the more challenging niche positions within the Foods and Drink industry. This typically falls within the sphere of Quality, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs.  

Favourite Food: Pretty much anything that you can put on a Barbecue!

Fun Fact: Fortunate enough to play against my sporting hero, Jonny Wilkinson.

Contact Number: +44 (0) 0208 2031000.

Jordyn McClelland

Jordyn McClelland

Consultant

Joined CPA in: 2017.

Expertise: Food Manufacturing, Cannabis, and Pharmaceutical.

Background: Jordyn was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and has a vast background in recruitment, sales and customer service. Jordyn started her career in sales positions and transitioned into the recruitment industry in 2014. She has recruited within retail, medical device, accounting and various other industries throughout her career. She started at CPA Recruitment in 2017 after moving to Ontario with her partner. Jordyn is excited to work for a growing company like CPA Recruitment, and to continue learning and developing as a recruitment consultant. 

Favourite Food: Sushi.

Fun Fact: Jordyn sells vintage clothing and is passionate about the fashion industry. 

Direct dial: +1 905 631-2211.

Kelci Charlton

Kelci Charlton

Senior Consultant

Joined CPA in: 2017

Expertise: Flavour Scientists and pharmaceutical recruitment

Background: Kelci Joined CPA recruitment in the spring of 2017.  After completing her degree in business  with  a focus in marketing Kelci entered the recruitment industry in the HR profession as an in-house generalist. After discovering her love for recruitment she made the transition to the permanent recruitment sector where she has spent the last 5 years building her career.

Favourite Food: Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

Fun Fact: Swam competitively & almost went to the Olympics!

Direct dial: +1 905 631-2209

Sarah Goodman

Sarah Goodman

Recruitment Manager

Joined CPA in: 2012.

Expertise: NPD, Process, Sensory and Packaging. 

Background: Sarah joined CPA as a new graduate, after completing a degree in Psychology. She started her career recruiting for the Interim market, before diving into the creative world of New Product Development where she has been recruiting in both the permanent and interim markets for the last six years.

Favourite Food: Pancakes.

Fun Fact: I played the drums in a pre-concert warm up session with Spandau Ballet.

Direct dial: +44 (0) 208 2031000.

Monica Stagno

Monica Stagno

Senior Consultant

Joined CPA in: 2014.

Expertise: Senior level-role recruitment across all disciplines within the food and drink industry.

Background: Monica joined CPA as an Executive Recruiter in November of 2014, after 15+ years ‘experience in Recruitment, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources. Monica holds a degree in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development. During her tenure with CPA, Monica has built a strong network of clients while successfully placing highly specialized and senior level candidates from both Canada and the US.

Favourite Food: Seafood.

Fun Fact: Monica is a Nutella enthusiast!

Direct Dial: +1 905 631-2205.

Adella Mulla

Adella Mulla

Consultant

Joined CPA in: 2016.

Expertise: Operations and Engineering.

Background: Qualified as a Beauty Therapist but fell into recruitment 7 years ago and never looked back! Having been surrounded by a family in engineering lead to a career recruiting for Engineers!

Favourite Food: Homemade Biryani or a White Chocolate Cookie Dough with Raspberry Sauce.

Fun Fact: Adella once climbed Mount Snowden just for a cheese & onion roll in the café at the top.

Direct dial: +44 (0) 0116 2759840.

Kelly Cline

Kelly Cline

Senior Consultant

Joined CPA in: 2014.

Expertise: Senior level Operations and Quality Assurance Managers.

Background: Kelly has over ten years of experience in the recruitment industry and has filled positions from entry level to c suite, across the temporary, contract and permanent markets. Kelly has worked in a number of disciplines, including HR, financial services and accounting operations. Today she focuses on leadership positions in the food and beverage sector, primarily in Operations and Quality Assurance.

Favourite Food: Guacamole.

Fun Fact: Kelly has seen the band U2 play over 30 times.

Direct dial: +1 905 631-2206

Heather Gibb

Heather Gibb

Senior Consultant

Joined CPA in: 2014

Expertise: Business Development, Coaching, Customer Relations, Presentation Skills and Staffing.

Background: Heather joined CPA as a Senior HR Consultant in March of 2014, after 8+ years’ experience within the Staffing and Corporate fields in the Automotive, Packaging, Food & Corporate sectors.  She started her career consulting & recruiting for some of the larger agencies across Canada in 2007.  Heather has been very success at building trusted new client and candidate relationships. In her past 4 years with CPA, Heather has successfully specialised in senior level-role recruitment and account management across all disciplines within the food and beverage industry in the USA, Canada and Europe.

Favourite Food: Mac & Cheese

Fun Fact: Heather secretly collect Starbucks mugs from places that she has travelled to.

Direct dial: +1 905 631-2207

Laura Cox

Laura Cox

Office Manager

Joined CPA in: 2000.

Expertise: Responsible for day-to-day operations and ensuring that the two UK offices run smoothly. This involves managing the CRM system, invoicing and credit control. 

Background: Laura left school at 16 and started work as an Office Junior, she then worked in a call centre before joining CPA as an Administrator in 2000.

Favourite Food: Lasagne.

Fun Fact: Laura is our second longest serving employee. 

Direct Dial: +44 (0) 208 2031000.

John Aydin

John Aydin

Consultant

Joined CPA in: 2017.

Expertise: Quality Assurance, Supply Chain & Cannabis recruitment.

Background: John joined CPA Recruitment as an executive recruiter in October of 2017. Prior to joining the CPA team, John was an account sales executive at Eighty Eight Media Group LTD which publishes the Australian Business News Source Magazine. With his experience in dealing with c-level executives over the past 6 years, John brings experience spanning in a multitude of industries such as sales, publishing, marketing, and operations. This has made him highly proficient in handling the needs and wants of clients regardless of their size or industry.

Favourite Food: BBQ Flank Steak.

Fun Fact: John surfed in surfers paradise, Australia.

Direct dial: +1 905 631-2210.

Lesa Lynch

Lesa Lynch

Senior Consultant

Joined CPA in: 2014.

Expertise: Technical and Quality.

Background: After completing a degree in Hotel and Tourism Management, Lesa embarked on a career in hospitality recruitment before progressing to the Food Industry. 22 years on and she still enjoys the challenge!

Favourite Food: Irish stew.

Fun Fact: When I was born my parents were so shocked I was a girl that they gave me six names!

Direct dial: +44 (0) 208 2031000.

Lisa Fox

Lisa Fox

Consultant

Joined CPA in: 2016.

Expertise: Interim Management, Ingredients and Technical Sales.

Background: Lisa completed a degree in Food and Consumer Studies before embarking on a career in recruitment and events management. 

Favourite Food: Dairy Milk, Cake, Spag Bol. 

Fun Fact: Lisa was invited to one of the queen’s garden parties at Buckingham Palace, while she was still a student.

Direct dial: +44 (0) 208 2031000.

Hannah Turner

Hannah Turner

Consultant

Joined CPA in: 2015.

Expertise: Operations and Supply Chain.

Background: After qualifying as a Beauty therapist, Hannah became self-employed and ran her own business before moving into a career within Sales. After four years in Sales she was head hunted and started her journey into Recruitment at CPA within Operations and Supply Chain.   

Favourite Food: Mum's Homemade Lasagne.

Fun Fact: Hannah once provided a spray tan for a dancer in a Professor Green music video. She also prides herself on making office colleagues laugh at least 3 times a day.

Direct dial: +44 (0) 116 2759840.

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Marc Rochon

Consultant

Joined CPA Recruitment in: 2018

Expertise: HR, Logistics, IT, Packaging, and Finance.

Background: Marc joined CPA Recruitment in 2018 with over 10 years of experience in Recruitment. He completed his diploma in HR in 2013 and he graduated with Honors. Before getting into recruitment, he owned his own business.

Favorite food: Cheese Burgers.

Fun Fact:  Marc enjoys going to EDM concerts and music festivals.

Direct Dial: 905-631-2208.

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Mark Smith

Consultant

Joined CPA in: 2018.

Expertise: Engineering and Manufacturing.

Background:  Mark started his journey in recruitment in 1994 and over the past 20 something years has seen many changes within the recruitment industry.

Favourite Food: Meat & Two Veg.

Fun Fact: Mark was lucky enough to attend the 2008 Wimbledon Championships – men's singles final. Federer –Nadal.

Contact Number: +44 (0) 116 2759840.