Oaklands Global Welcomes New Chairman

7th February 2017

Oaklands Global is delighted to announce the appointment of Dave Edwards as the new Chairman of its board. Former Executive VP of Qatar Airways, Dave brings extensive experience across Commercial & Business Aviation and will be invaluable in helping with our continued development.


Dave Edwards’ appointment heralds specialist aviation recruitment firm’s expansion into new markets.

Oaklands Global, one of the world’s leading aviation and aerospace executive search and recruitment consultancies, has welcomed Dave Edwards to the role of Chairman of the company’s board.

William Finden, Managing Director:

“Oaklands Global have had an incredible journey over the past four years; we originally set up the business to respond to a simple demand for a specialist recruiter in the aviation industry. From there, and in direct response to our client’s demands, we have developed the business significantly to include the provision of aviation contract personnel and, more recently, executive search”.

“We’re delighted that Dave has agreed to join the board of Oaklands Global. His background in senior management roles in flag-carrying airlines and business aviation companies, together with his experience of managing growing businesses around the world will be invaluable in helping with our continued development.”

Dave Edwards added: “I’m pleased to join the board of Oaklands Global. Throughout my career I’ve worked with a variety of recruitment consultancies and discovering the services Will and the team offered was, without a doubt, a breath of fresh air. They provide a totally different style of service, shaped entirely to the organisation that they are working for and with the flexibility to adapt the business to opportunities quickly.”

Edwards concludes: “My aim is to provide Oaklands Global with additional strategic direction whilst remaining entirely detached from the confidential recruitment process. Oaklands Global already provides an excellent service for its wide-ranging and diverse clients and I’ll be helping to push into new markets and growing the opportunities for expansion”

Photo caption: William Finden (Managing Director), Dave Edwards (Chairman), Kathryn Sainsbury (Managing Partner)

by William Finden

William Finden is the Founder and MD of Oaklands Global. He is a seasoned executive search and recruitment specialist with over 16 years of experience, dedicated to the international aviation & aerospace markets. William leads Oaklands Global’s C-Suite practice and has had a successful career delivering at the executive level for a diverse portfolio of clientele including Business Jet Operators, OEM’s, MRO’s, FBO’s Airlines and Rotary businesses. To learn more about how William can assist with your next career move or to discuss your next director level hire please contact him by email: william.finden@oaklandsglobal.com

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