People who know people

Our team are insiders, not outsiders. Each member is a specialist in the sector they represent. So, they don’t just know it. They live it. Are passionate about its past. Deeply knowledgeable about its present. And endlessly curious about its future.

Rob Seery is a founding partner of Drayton and prior to establishing the business he had a successful career in Retail with M&S.

Ian Pickett is a founding partner of Drayton and before moving in to recruitment he enjoyed a long career in the Food Industry with Nestlé.

Anne Lançon is a Research Partner in our team, focused on project delivery. Anne joined us from a leading international recruitment business.

Byron Beatty is a member of the senior team at Drayton and he enjoyed a number of years working in the Drinks sector with Red Bull and Coors.

Jessica Whitfield is an important member of the team, supporting the Partners deliver outstanding service. She is a recent business graduate from Newcastle University.

Jon Carlile is a Senior Consultant in our search team and before moving in to the recruitment arena spent the bulk of his career at Procter & Gamble.

Jonathan Bean joined Drayton in 2017 and offers the firm search expertise gained at Korn Ferry, supported by specialist industry experience from P&G.

Josh French operates out of our London office, predominantly focusing on the private equity arena.

Katie Scott provides management services to the team, primarily marketing, communications and event management. Prior to joining Drayton she worked in the premium travel sector.

Nick Maughan is a member of the Drayton senior team and his earlier career was spent working in Consumer Goods with Sony.

Wayne Mabbott is a member of our senior team and prior to joining Drayton had a successful career in Footwear and Apparel with Adidas and Dr Martens.

Join our team

Our approach to recruitment is fundamental to the success of the business. We are particularly interested in individuals who have worked within FMCG, Food and Drink, Consumer Goods or Retail.

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