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.

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