Horton International UK Expands Global Healthcare Recruiting Practice

December 17, 2020 – Horton International UK has expanded with the addition of Emma Whittle as partner in its global healthcare practice.

“I feel privileged to be in a position to help access talent that enables these sectors to cope with the scale and growth that will lead to society being able to return to some future sense of normality,” said Dafydd Wright, managing partner. “I am thrilled to have Emma join the team and I know her knowledge and passion will ensure continued success in supporting our customers across the biotechnology and broader life sciences sectors.

“Emma’s experience in fast tracking senior hiring and skilled interim management services, coupled with her extensive track record across the life sciences, engineering and IT industries, are set to have a significant influence on the company as we continue to expand our delivery capabilities,” Mr. Wright said.

Ms. Whittle brings to the team over 20 years’ experience within search and talent acquisition. She focuses on searches for senior executive leaders, board and sub-board members, both interim and permanent hires, for pharmaceutical, biotech and diagnostics companies. She has recruited for publicly held and private organizations across EMEA, with focus in technology and life sciences.

Prior to joining Horton International, Ms. Whittle served as principal, talent acquisition EMEA at Veritas Technologies, a global provider of data protection and availability. Before that, she was a senior consultant with the RSA Group. She also gained executive search experience with Michael Page and Odgers Interim. Ms. Whittle is a passionate and committed diversity and inclusion advocate.

“This is an incredibly important time to be supporting the life sciences arena,” said Ms. Whittle. “R&D activity has understandably received huge attention during the global pandemic and certain areas relating to infectious diseases are experiencing a form of industrial revolution.”

Established in 1991, Horton International UK is a founding partner of Horton Group International Ltd, a global executive search partnership with over 40 international offices. It focuses on the following sectors: life sciences; pharmaceutical; medical devices; transport and transformative technologies; digital and consumer goods, and not-for-profit.

Global Search Firm

Recently named within the prestigious Hunt Scanlon Media’s Global 40 Executive Search Companies, Horton International is a global retained executive search firm with more than 40 offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The firm works in close tandem with clients’ internal staffing organizations and line managers. Horton offers solutions to recruiting and resourcing challenges for a diverse range of organizations, from small, privately held start-ups to leading global corporations.

Horton International UK Expands Global Healthcare Arm
Horton International UK added Mark Johnson as senior partner of its Oxford-based global healthcare arm. His appointment reflects the company’s ambition to grow its services to support specialized biotechs access specialized talent. With a background in manufacturing/quality and development for the vaccine industry, Mr. Johnson’s expertise in executive search is for the pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare industries, from board level to middle management.

In June, Horton added Mr. Wright as managing partner of its global healthcare arm. Beginning his career as a research scientist for the biotechnology and brewing industries, Mr. Wright brings more than 18 years’ experience of international life sciences resourcing to the role, including 12 years in both consultant and management roles for a global, executive-level interim management service.

“Despite these challenging times, Horton International’s portfolio grows as we continue to identify highly-qualified candidates for specific senior-level positions,” said Mr. Wright. “Our retained search service is justly renowned for the quality and performance of our candidates and this is testament to the drive, commitment and quality of our hiring and talent advisory teams.”

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor  – Hunt Scanlon Media

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