Each of our consultants has a specialist area within the pharmaceutical life cycle; this allows them to be experts in their individual field.

Please view below a collection of our team members.

Steve Kerassitis

Steve Kerassitis is the Managing Director of Haybury, and holds a degree in Politics and Economics from the prestigious Melbourne University. He has recently taught as a guest lecturer at the Business School of Brighton University.

Steve is a highly experienced sourcing and talent management professional with extensive success in executive search, interim management and large-scale projects.

With a dedicated and long-standing team at Haybury, Steve is an inspirational leader who has created teams able to take on even the most niche assignments at the global level, ensuring a fast response with open communication.

Francesca Lidbetter

Francesca is a dedicated Head of Executive Search and leads multiple teams at Haybury, each dedicated to the different vertical specialisms within Life Sciences.

She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry from Bristol University and has enjoyed driving success in Global Executive Search for over 12 years.

She is practised at carrying out executive-level searches within niche scientific specialities and has supported organisations from VC-backed, Biotech’s to large global companies.

Transparency, integrity and professionalism are attributes that she brings to all aspects of her work.

Francesca guides teams in sourcing senior-level talent across Europe, the USA and Asia. Her experience ranges from Director and Vice President to C-level opportunities across a number of specialisms in drug development.

Vicki Taggart

Vicki is a Senior Business Unit Head specialising in Medical Affairs and Regulatory Affairs, Health Economics, Market Access, Marketing, Sales and Commercial. She has pursued an extensive career within the recruitment industry, assisting biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical companies in attracting senior executive talent.

Her expertise lies in placing VPs, Directors and senior management. Vicki works both for clients searching for new team members and for executive candidates looking for a discreet, confidential approach to their personal career development.

With an extensive network throughout EMEA and the USA, Vicki is able to identify the best possible people in the market for new opportunities. She has an unrivalled reputation for exceeding expectations and providing an outstanding and reliable service to her clients and candidates.

Camille Lafon

Camille is the Head of the Operations department at Haybury. She leads a dedicated team who specialise in Business Administration, Social Media & Marketing, HR, Talent and Finance.

As part of the wider senior leadership team, she provides assistance and insight to a variety of company projects.

Natasha Cheriton

Natasha is a Client Partner at Haybury and GreenSearch, she partners with global organisations in the Renewable energy sector, helping them secure the best talent in the market.

With over 8 years of dedicated service at Haybury, she has become a true expert in recruitment, specialising in the dynamic and ever-evolving green energy sector.

Her dedication to her craft and her deep knowledge of the green energy industry make her an invaluable asset to both her clients and the candidates she supports. Her commitment to sustainability and her ability to identify and nurture top talent make her a trusted partner for those looking to build a brighter, greener future.

Oliver Doodson

Oliver is the Head of Finance at Haybury and holds a degree in accounting and economics.

Oliver has worked in international recruitment for over a decade and uses this experience to help deliver the best service to our candidates and clients.

Hafsa Hamza

Hafsa is a highly motivated Senior Client Partner at Haybury. Hafsa has a strong background in Executive Search and extensive experience in advising and delivering diverse and strategic talent resourcing solutions for senior, niche and highly confidential searches within the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences sector.

Hafsa’s core specialist areas include: Medical Affairs, Medical Communications and Market Access. Hafsa partners closely with her clients and candidates and takes a bespoke, tailored and committed approach to every search. Integrity, empathy, dedication, and adaptability are at the core of her practice.

With her in-depth knowledge of the market and widespread Global network of pharmaceutical professionals, Hafsa is able to recognise the best possible talent in the market for new opportunities and is able to provide a high quality and unparalleled service to her clients and candidates.

Emma Nayani-James

Emma is a Team Lead with managerial responsibility of the Executive Search Delivery Unit. Leadership of Search Consultants, with a focus on coaching, upskilling, mentoring, and planning of L&D.

The Delivery Unit provides Clients with the highest quality Executive Search service, by successfully headhunting niche and senior talent across the Pharmaceutical and Life Science Industries globally.
Having played a key role in the strategy, creation of processes, and implementation of our Delivery Unit for Executive Search, Emma’s focus is to lead the Unit.

Emma ensures that everyone in the Delivery Unit has the skills to provide excellent service to our Clients’ projects, by providing new starters with onboarding, coaching, and mentoring; in addition to upskilling and developing the established team.

Emma has been an integral part of Haybury for over 5 years’ and has enjoyed significant progression within the business. As a result of her own experiences Emma places great importance on people development, and is keen to create opportunities for growth within the business.

Hattie Davies

Hattie is a Senior Client Partner who holds global experience across the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences arena, specifically within CMC and Technical R&D. Her track record demonstrates a dedication to complex, senior level roles, and her network is comprised of leaders in the development and manufacture of ATMPs and biologics.

Hattie’s extensive industry knowledge enables her to source and secure the top talent in the market, particularly within niche or evolving fields. Her consultative approach allows her to offer the highest quality support to clients, from start-ups to global pharmaceutical organisations, whom with she partners closely to develop bespoke solutions to challenging hires.

 

Loren Cardy

Loren is a creative Client Partner with a devotion to supporting her clients on freelance, interim and fixed term contract assignments, delivering and headhunting the best possible talent across the Pharmaceutical and Life Science market.

With specialisations in IT, Data, Digital and AI/Machine Learning, Loren is known for her tenacity and ability to collate her market knowledge and network into engaging with the top clientele and candidates within these areas.

She is passionate, with a strong reputation in having her clients and candidates’ best interests at heart whilst still delivering the highest quality of service with her ability to perfectly match the best professionals into mid-senior level opportunities. Loren is known for her ability to assist with improving the process for line managers and companies hiring needs, offering a wide range of solutions.

Reuben Riisager

Reuben is an experienced Client Partner who works Globally, assisting pharmaceutical, biotechnology, CRO and medical device companies in attracting senior level talent ranging from Executive Director to Senior Management.

Reuben specialises in a number of business sectors including HEOR, Market Access, Pricing, Reimbursement, Medical Affairs, Medical Information, Regulatory Affairs and Sales and has a acquired a wealth of knowledge in all phases of product development across a board range of therapeutic areas.

With a widespread network throughout EMEA and the USA, he is able to recognise the optimum candidate for a wide range of clients. He has a genuine passion to provide the highest quality consultative service and an exemplary reputation for exceeding expectations and providing an outstanding and reliable service to both candidates and clients.

Conrad Hart

Conrad is an Associate Client Partner specialising within Clinical Development and Clinical Operations. Having had success within Clinical throughout his career, with strategic hires for innovative companies including small emerging Biotech, through to the global top 20 leading pharmaceutical companies; Conrad has built a senior network of therapeutically aligned Medical Doctors and PhDs and is always looking to partner with leaders from across the industry.

Conrad is continuing to develop existing and new client relationships here at Haybury, offering solutions for challenging hires, whilst committing to provide the highest quality service to deliver the best talent for our partners globally.

Conrad is an energetic individual, who brings his passion for Life Sciences and excitement to every conversation he has. He enjoys mentoring colleagues internally, as well as consulting with professionals within the industry.

Thais Ferreira

Self-motivated and results-driven professional, with a lifelong love of learning. Thais is a qualified Lawyer and Journalist, with international experience effectively leveraged in the recruitment sector.

As a Senior Search Consultant at Haybury, she specialises in recruiting for key roles within the Life Sciences sector globally, collaborating with leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies, CROs and start-ups.

Thais is passionate about identifying the best talent, creating outstanding candidate experiences from start to finish.

She works closely with clients to provide a personalised service that exceeds expectations, bringing a blend of technical expertise and strong communication skills.
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Heather Cain

Having an MA in English Language and Linguistics from the University of Essex, Heather has a keen interest in conversational analysis and communication, which they apply to their conversations in Executive Search as part of the Delivery Unit.

As part of the Delivery Unit, Heather’s role is to work globally with clients within Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and MedTech on niche talent searches, covering R&D, Technical R&D, Clinical Development, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Market Access, Sales, and Marketing.

Heather has a detailed and process-driven approach to their work, and builds strong relationships with clients and candidates alike through clear communication; and delivering high-quality search processes.

Georgia Crabtree

Georgia joined Haybury as Office Manager, bringing a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the team.

She excels in both management and administration, ensuring the smooth operation of daily tasks. With a keen eye for detail and a proactive approach, Georgia is dedicated to fostering a productive and organised work environment. Georgia is passionate about creating an efficient and supportive office atmosphere that enables the team to achieve their best work.

Leon Kampriliants

Leon is a reliable, self-motivated and committed Administration Expert at Haybury.

He holds a degree in Law, which combined with his experience in background employment screening, gives him valuable analytical skills and a superb eye for detail.

From his previous experience as a Candidate Screening and Research Coordinator, he is adept at working in a fast-paced environment whilst ensuring all tasks are completed to the highest standard. In addition to his outstanding organisational and research skills, Leon is a positive person with a can-do attitude, who is not afraid to accept responsibilities and provide exceptional support to his team.

 

Mariana Savic

Mariana is the Senior Contractor Engagement and Compliance Officer responsible for our employee and contractor engagement. Mariana has a passion for fostering positive workplace cultures and for taking action. She is dedicated to enhancing the employee experience and ensuring that every team member feels valued, heard, and empowered.

Her approach combines innovative strategies with a personal touch, aiming to create an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive.
She believes a happy and engaged team is the cornerstone of any successful organisation. Therefore, she is committed to listening to our contractor needs, addressing their concerns, and celebrating their achievements.

 

Jack Causton

Jack joined Haybury as an Administrative Assistant after completing an apprenticeship in Business Administration.

Jack has acquired an impressive range of administrative experience working within Haybury’s Operations department. He is a valued part of the team, bringing a pro-active, organised, and enthusiastic approach to a wide range of tasks.