Horton International

About Us

The Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Practice Group was formed in 2011 following a merger between Horton International and Ruston Poole International. For almost twenty five years, we have been the trusted recruitment partner to many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical device companies, working across all functions including R&D, Commercial, Operations, Regulatory and Quality.  We have also built strong relationships with the Private Equity and Venture Capital sector, providing solutions for organisations in the investment sector as well as for their portfolio companies.  In more recent years, our not-for-profit work has helped medical research charities and government agencies in their quest for treatments and cures for unmet medical needs.

Executive Search for senior management positions

We recruit across all disciplines at senior management and board levels.  Our clients range from large pharmaceutical multi-nationals, to early-stage life science start-ups.  We work directly with investors, venture capitalists and board directors of emerging companies throughout Europe, Australia and East Asia.  And we count many of the world’s top healthcare organisations as our clients, including several of the global top ten pharmaceutical groups.

Board Appointments Service

We have a dedicated Board Appointments Service, providing key non-executive Directors and Chairs for emerging life science companies. In Europe, the Far East, Australasia and North America, considerable attention is being given to corporate governance issues, and many of our clients are strengthening their Boards by appointing new independent Directors. We are at the forefront of the search industry in providing a highly focused search service for Board Directors in Europe. We have made crucial Board placements over the past ten years in both private and public companies in the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands; and through partner organisations in North America and Australia.