Horton International


Jun 23 2020

Expert Appointment Reflects Horton International Growth Aim


Executive search consultancy, Horton International UK, has announced the appointment of scientific recruitment heavyweight, Dafydd Wright, as Managing Partner of its Oxford-based Global Healthcare arm.

Beginning his career as a research scientist for the biotechnology and brewing industries, Dafydd 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.

Recently named within the prestigious Hunt Scanlon Media’s Global 40 Executive Search Companies, Horton International provides a global, retained executive search and talent strategy service, focusing upon senior management and board level appointments.

Commenting on his appointment, Dafydd said: “I am thrilled to be joining such an energetic team of dedicated professionals, who clearly share my passion to support organisations in hiring the very best talent, in order to bring scientific benefits to both the patient and consumer.

“Despite these challenging times, Horton International’s portfolio grows as we continue to identify highly-qualified candidates for specific senior-level positions. 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.”

Dafydd succeeds previous Managing Partner, Paul Edwards, who will continue to play an active part in the business whilst focusing on an additional, external role.

He added: “Horton International is extremely fortunate in gaining the experience and fresh perspective which Dafydd will bring to his role. 

“To attract as high calibre an individual as Dafydd demonstrates the strong reputation Horton International already enjoys, and I am convinced that his expertise in high-level, scientific resourcing will ably support the hiring needs of our clients as they respond to the emerging challenges we are all now face, regardless of sector.”  


Horton International UK


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.


Always attuned to market and client circumstances, Horton International UK’s strategy allows for greater flexibility in response to clients’ requests. In addition to its extensive international Executive Search capability, Horton International UK provides clients with the expertise to future-proof and strengthen their organisations via its Leadership Advisory and Board Practice, Interim Management Practice and HR Advisory Practice services


Horton International UK focuses on the following sectors: Life Sciences; Pharmaceutical; Medical Devices; Transport & Transformative Technologies; Digital & Consumer Goods; and Not for Profit.






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