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.

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.

Harry Wells works closely with colleagues in our London office. Prior to joining Drayton he had a career in enterprise software services.

Jack Montague-Nelson is a Consultant at Drayton Partners and leads the delivery of search projects across the consumer sector. Prior to joining Drayton, Jack spent 3 years working for a boutique executive search firm.

Laura McCorkell works closely with colleagues across both offices. Prior to joining the Drayton team she worked for one of Australia's leading search firms in Sydney.

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

Sophie Edwards joined Drayton after completing her MSc in Psychology and leads Drayton's Testing & Assessment function, DraytonAssess®. Sophie is based in our London office.

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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