Executive search

We understand what it takes to be one of the top executive search firms for life sciences and healthcare

We don’t just hire people; we work with organisations and candidates for their long-term success and growth. Because when you work with one of the top executive search firms for life sciences and healthcare, you should expect more.

Leadership by design

Quality leadership has the power to transform and organisation. We know there is a direct link between an organisation’s leadership, its people & culture, and its profitability.

Our approach to leadership executive search is a genuine strategic partnership that goes far beyond any one transaction.

It’s a bespoke service from a senior team with deep industry connections, a candidate pool in 15+ countries, and a firm belief in the transformational power of great leadership.



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Helping leaders and organisations grow



Long before we meet with any clients, we routinely hold assessment meetings with potential candidates and continually network within industry.


We maintain a talent pool of candidates in 15+ countries, and partner with clients for a strategic approach to leadership executive search.


Our work goes beyond the attraction and selection process. We have the support systems in place to ensure leaders transition to their new role successfully and make an impact from the very start.


We’re your partners in growth and success. Our full-service offering extends to ongoing personal coaching and organisational consulting to drive outstanding performance.

“Many executive search firms approach things transactionally. You are simply a solution to a client’s problem. Hunton Executive sees the situation from your perspective and approaches the challenge with empathy and humanity. Her success metric is helping people to be their best and live into their potential.”

Senior Vice President, JPAC

The leadership executive search difference

Hunton Executive has unrivalled industry networks and a consistent focus on candidates. Our partnership will give you access to our comprehensive leadership candidate pool in 15+ countries. They have all been thoroughly vetted by us, and many have been through our rigorous assessment, training, coaching and mentorship process.

Plus, our unique, wholistic approach to organisational leadership means you’ll have access to our range of interrelated services designed to ensure you get the most out of your leadership executive search investment. This includes organisational development, market mapping, onboarding and leadership development programs.

We can work on highly specialised/niche roles, and discreetly handle confidential/ business-critical hires. We understand the nuances involved in executive search at various levels including director, department head, country leadership, regional and global leadership, executive, C-suite, and board.

Designing bespoke solutions

At Hunton Executive, we believe that firms need a separate process for executive search outside of their regular recruitment activities.

Whereas recruitment tends to focus on the filling of a certain position, executive search is far more strategic. It involves assessing leaders and designing and executing end-to-end selection processes. This requires a thorough understanding of a company’s people & culture, strategic objectives, and the connections between local, regional, and global businesses.

What this means is service at a different level. It’s bespoke, and it’s high touch. It’s a partnership designed to ensure you’re never short of critical positions, and your leadership is best equipped to enhance your organisational culture and deliver business-critical results.

Partners for the long term

Our leadership executive search is designed as a partnership that works across the entire leadership ecosystem.

 We work collaboratively with clients to identify and define business critical and leadership roles, employing tools like market mapping, role success profiling, assessments and selection processes.

As well as assessing leaders and running a thorough selection process, we also offer onboarding services to optimise impact and help you fully realise the value of your executive search investment.

Other complementary services include interim executive placement, executive coaching, organisational development and culture consulting support.


"Our focus is to attract, recruit, and retain only the highest quality executive talent into your business to inspire your people, strengthen your business performance, and accelerate your growth". - Vanessa Meikle

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