At Eden Search & Select, our talented team is experienced in, and personally committed to, finding executives to work in the specialist sectors that we serve. We have worked in, as well as recruited for, companies throughout the food and drink supply chain – turning our deep-rooted knowledge and cultural insights to the advantage of our clients.
We are always looking for talented individuals who share our values and want to be part of a business they can truly be proud of.
We offer fantastic opportunities for career development and are dedicated to constantly evolving and challenging our team.
If you would like a confidential discussion about opportunities within our consultancy, research and operations teams,
Please contact David Macaulay on 0113 834 6634
As Founder and Managing Director of Eden Search & Select, David has spent his career working with a diverse range of businesses in the food and farming sectors – supporting their strategy and helping them recruit and retain Directors and Senior Managers. During this time, he has developed a deep understanding of the industry and the skills and attributes required by businesses to deliver high performing board and executive teams. This experience and track record has made him a credible sounding board on succession planning for both his clients and industry peers. Results-driven, David’s personal values of industry insight and integrity have delivered numerous successful projects and established Eden Search & Select as the executive search partner of choice for leading companies in the fresh food, food and drink, food manufacturing and farming sectors. David’s industry experience is deep rooted, having grown up on the family farm in Essex, which he remains actively involved in.
Having begun his career in FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) sales, David worked in the agricultural industry for Dalgety plc. After that he was employed by the UK’s largest farm cooperative Openfield, as Managing Director and Sales Director. During his career David has focused on driving business performance. He has introduced new remuneration systems and sales and trading structures, and has a successful track record of building and managing professional sales teams. David has also led several total business transformation projects, focusing on people, culture, behavior and most importantly customer experience management – work that resulted in a national award for customer service. At Eden Search & Select, David works internationally with a diverse range of businesses on a partnership basis to assist the rapid development of their talent pool. Combining his career experience with Eden Search & Select’s unique approach, David has developed a deep understanding of the skills and attributes required by businesses to deliver high performing executive teams.
Darren is Director & Head of Research at Eden Search & Select and has played a leading role in the development of the consultancy’s research-led approach to executive search. Darren previously worked for a boutique executive search firm based in central London, which specialised in the placement of senior investment banking and private equity professionals. Darren’s broad experience and professional knowledge has ensured Eden Search & Select has been successful in delivering talented directors and senior managers into a wide range of key roles for clients across many sectors in the UK and abroad.
George has worked his entire career in the food industry, covering areas of chilled convenience, fresh produce and also branded pet food, working at a senior board level for fresh food and FMCG giants such as Bakkavor, Mars Inc. and Branston Ltd. A Marketing graduate, George progressed rapidly upon entering the industry through category and commercial roles, taking responsibility of large, strategic retail accounts early in his career and at 30 years of age, was appointed Sales Director, displaying his people development and leadership ability, alongside his strategic agility and commercial acumen
Across the Food sector, George has been central to delivering industry benchmark category and customer first approaches to retail relationships, bringing insight led, innovative food concepts and store experiences to market, delivering mutual sales and profit growth plans with key customers, including profit and category turnaround plans, whilst leading and developing high performing, cross functional teams. Within the Produce Sector George has championed the sustainability agenda, uniting agricultural and buying teams to evolve long term retail and supplier buying models and more recently establishing a new business division, now the largest in the UK of its kind, to utilise waste streams within the retail manufacturing supply chain.
At Eden, George is utilising his deep sector insight and knowledge, alongside our unique approach, to successfully deliver executive search assignments and talent solutions for a diverse range of Food and Drink businesses.
An experienced food and drink research specialist, Helen works with some of the best talent in the industry. Her in-depth research skills and thorough understanding of her clients allows her to perfectly match candidates and roles. Helen began her career in law but moved into a research role in 2010. She worked for a leading FMCG specialist, where she supported the development of the company’s research function and led a number of high-profile searches. Helen has worked on assignments for a number of blue chip international food and drink manufacturers, successfully sourcing senior operations and technical professionals.
Dominique works closely with Fawn as part of the operations team, providing essential support across the executive search process. Dominique previously worked as an executive assistant so brings her administrative and organisational skills to Eden Search. She also has a background in the bars and catering industry, where she has managed numerous venues within the UK.
Since graduating from the University of Reading with a degree in Agricultural Business Management Bertie has worked across the farm to fork supply chain. His knowledge and passion for agribusiness started at a young age on his grandparents North Yorkshire farm and has been honed through agricultural roles both domestically and in New Zealand. Working with a number of large businesses within the sector he has developed strong relationships with customers and clients.
Fawn works closely with Dominique as part of the operations team, providing essential support across the executive search process. Fawn previously worked as an administrator in the prestige automotive industry, bringing an administrational skill set, along with strong client care focus. Fawn graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a BA Hons in Contemporary Performance Practice.
Roger has spent 30 years as a corporate strategy specialist, helping small to medium-sized enterprises transform business processes to deliver success. With an impressive career in multi-national companies trading worldwide, Roger now brings his extensive experience to Eden Search & Select. Having launched his own international trading business at the age of 38, he continues to found and manage a wealth of organisations. When it comes to senior and board-level experience, Roger has spent 15 years chairing the board of Campion Willcocks – placing interim senior change managers into the financial services sector.