January 2017

Drayton strengthens team with two key appointments

Drayton enjoyed a record year in 2016 and continues to strengthen its position as the leading search partner in the Consumer sector. Importantly, the business has ambitious plans to further build its team to capitalise on this success.

We are delighted to announce that Jemma Devine and Jon Carlile have joined the Drayton team.

Jemma joins as Partner and member of the senior team. She has an outstanding track record in executive search within the Consumer sector and enjoyed consistent success over more than eleven years with a pan-European recruiter. Jemma will be working on search projects across all of the key job disciplines both in the UK and internationally.

The search team at Drayton will be supported by second new hire, Jon Carlile, who recently joined the business as Research Partner. Jon spent the bulk of his career to date at P&G before moving in to the recruitment arena.

Jemma commented:

“Drayton is highly respected in the Consumer sector and I am excited by the prospect of contributing to the future growth of the business. The opportunity to work on senior level roles across the whole of the UK and Europe was particularly appealing and I look forward to supporting new and old clients alike. Crucially, Drayton offers me the open and contemporary culture I know that I thrive within.”

Rob Seery commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Jemma and Jon to the business. Jemma's deep expertise within Health & Beauty, Retail, DIY and Food & Drink will not only compliment our existing client offering but will also open up new opportunities. We believe that our ‘Think Smarter’ philosophy will ensure Jemma can really excel, leveraging her customer-first approach to become an exceptional recruitment partner for our clients. Jon will add real substance to what has always been a highly effective research function at Drayton.”