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 Constable

James Constable

Head Of Recruitment

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

Jon Hemming-Nash

Recruitment Manager

Joined CPA in: 2018

Expertise: Supply Chain and Logistics positions; including Management, Planning, Co-ordinators etc

Background: Started in recruitment 6 ½ years ago in Permanent Recruitment, specialising in Office Executives – have managed successful teams for four companies in this time achieving fantastic commercial results.  Qualified with Certificate in Recruitment Practice through the REC in 2016.

Favourite Food: Anything hot and spicy!!  

Fun Fact: Youngest of 7 Children and have 19 nieces and nephews

Direct dial: 0208 203 1000

Jacqueline Dime


Joined CPA in: 2019.

Expertise: Business Development.

Background: Jacqueline has over ten years of experience in sales and has worked within the food and beverage industry. Jacqueline has worked in a number of disciplines, including Operations, Account Management and Sales. Today she focuses on business development in the food and beverage sector, as well as recruiting for positions primarily in Operations and Sales.

Favourite Food: Pizza and Sushi.

Fun Fact: Jacqueline walked down the aisle to November Rain by Guns N Roses.

Direct Dial: 905-631-2207.

Marc Rochon


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.

Vanessa Walker


Joined CPA in: 2019.

Expertise: Customer Service, Sales and Operations.

Background: Vanessa started her career in sales and event management, before joining the recruitment industry. She started recruitment with a focus on temporary, contract and permanent hires. Vanessa joined CPA Recruitment in 2019, bringing not only recruitment experience, but Account Management and Business Development.

Favourite Food: Cheese Cake.

Fun Fact: Vanessa runs a Festival every year with her Family.

Direct Dial: 905-634-1001.