Before dedicating myself to a career in executive search I graduated in Pharmacy and worked as a pharmacist in a number of London Teaching Hospitals, as well as in the Middle East. This was followed by five years in sales, international market development and medical communications in the global pharmaceutical Industry. My career in executive search began in 1991. Before joining The RSA Group in 2006 I held senior roles in three different search firms – including Korn/Ferry. I have handled senior-level searches – from Director to C-Suite – across the Life Sciences sector, including pharmaceuticals, biotech, consumer healthcare, med tech and diagnostics. These have spanned most industry functions, including General Management, Regulatory Affairs (industry and regulatory agencies) and Project Management, although my prime focus is now on Medical and Clinical Development. Many of the searches I have managed in this area have been at CMO/VP level, as well as Regional Heads and Therapy Area Leads, and have spanned translational medicine, clinical development and medical affairs. I have also worked extensively with clients in health-related not-for-profit organisations, particularly in the area of oncology.