Meet the team

Joanne Caine

Joanne Caine FIRP DipRP

Managing Director

I joined Cathedral Appointments in 1998 to cover a maternity leave and never left. I now own the business and love my job. I've a great team of consultants who work with me in ensuring that Cathedral Appointments provide an excellent service to candidates and clients alike. I've gained an excellent knowledge of the local employment market and have long established relationships with many leading employers in the area. I recruit for a number of commercial organisations as well as the public and not for profit sectors and have a strong network of HR and Executive contacts in the region.
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Clodagh Murphy

Clodagh Murphy MBA; BSc Business & IT

Director

Clodagh is a business leader, holding over two decades’ experience in the tech and IT sectors. Her career began in 1996 working in San Francisco for a Mutual Fund Company, Montgomery Asset Management. Clodagh then moved back to her home city, Dublin where she spent four years in a variety of roles for eircom, the incumbent telecommunications provider. In 2003, Clodagh relocated to the UK and has had a number of leadership roles in Tech & IT Services businesses, including KCOM Group PLC, where she progressed to Managing Director of Eclipse Internet and grew that business from £20m to £40m turnover.
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Lynsey Skinner

Lynsey Skinner DipRP

Recruitment Manager - Technology

Having joined Cathedral Appointments in 2004, Lynsey has built over 18 years of recruitment experience within the region. She took over the Tech Division in 2016, building on her existing knowledge of tech, and has continued to develop strong partnerships with a wide range of businesses across the South West to find their future tech superstars. Lynsey is passionate about innovatively aiding clients with their recruitment campaigns as well as providing insight and expertise into the sector to help fulfil those more challenging roles. She also provides IT support to the business on a day-to-day basis.
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Dani Osborne

Dani Osborne

Recruitment Manager - HR, Marketing and Senior Office

Dani is a seasoned recruitment specialist with vast experience in the local recruitment market. She focuses on providing a quality and consultative approach for both clients and candidates. She is passionate about recruitment being done well - no shortcuts, no compromises, no excuses. Just a thorough, careful and considered approach to each and every detail. Specialties: Commercial and specialist recruitment, team building, business development, brand marketing, collaborative approaches, project management, innovative thinking.
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Jo Howell

Jo Howell BTEC BA & MGT

Recruitment Manager - Accountancy & Financial Services

Jo joined Cathedral Appointments in 2012 after over 20 years in recruitment spanning the whole of the UK - Aberdeen, Home Counties, Greater Manchester and the South West! She recruits for both Financial Services and Accountancy professionals and is known in the office for finding the needle in the haystack candidate where no one else can!
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Ben Gayler

Ben Gayler

Recruitment Consultant - Engineering, Logistics & Manufacturing

Ben leads our Engineering team, finding the best local talent to suit our growing clients' requirements in the region. Ben joins us from InTouch Networks where he was Head of Personal Development for over 3 years.
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Sophia Damshenas

Sophia Damshenas LLB HONS

Senior Recruitment Consultant - Legal

Sophia joined Cathedral Appointments in April 2016 as a Senior Consultant. She had previously run her own recruitment business but missed the buzz of working with fellow recruiters!  Her law degree gives her a distinct advantage working with legal candidates and firms of solicitors.  She is a great team player, good fun in the office and fab on a night out.
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Emma Dudley-Hammatt

Emma Dudley-Hammatt

Recruitment Consultant - Technology

Having worked in a variety of sectors over the last 6 years, Emma enjoys the people side of her role the most, and particularly enjoys building relationships. With a degree in Conservation Biology and a number of years working within tech businesses, Emma is well poised to take on the recruitment of the tech sector across the South West.
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Heidi Luke

Heidi Luke .

Recruitment Administrator

Heidi is an integral part of the team supporting the business. With no two days the same, A delight to work with, Heidi juggles many different balls, always delivering for her colleagues and clients with a smile. 
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