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 11 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.

Christopher Vowles

Chris is a driven Senior Business Unit Head leading the Interim Division within Haybury and GreenSearch. With a background in Management, Training & Development and a passion for all things Recruitment, Chris is dedicated to ensuring each individual team member is presented with the opportunity to succeed, as well as providing our candidates and clients with a first class experience at all stages of the hiring process.

With over a decade in the recruitment industry, Chris has had the opportunity to work across multiple sectors including IT, Renewables, Engineering and Life Sciences, specialising in Interim solutions for global clients. His extensive experience has enabled him to build trusting and long-lasting relationships with both candidates and clients alike.

Providing hiring support across multiple skill sets within Life Sciences and Renewables allows the Interim team to work with best in class candidates and to build long lasting relationships with multiple specialist skill sets across the Globe. This has resulted in Haybury and GreenSearch being the go-to consultancy when Interim solutions are required.

Julie Sinfield

Julie is a dedicated People & Culture Partner with an extensive 20-year background working in HR across a number of different industries. She is responsible for the full employee life-cycle and leads the continuous improvement of our people-focused culture at Haybury.

Julie is passionate about further developing and enhancing the overall employee experience, helping support everyone at Haybury to be the best version of themselves and to give them a platform to grow. At Haybury, our people mean everything, our culture is crucial! We have a dedicated, friendly, supportive, inclusive and collaborative team, we celebrate together, and we make sure we have lots of fun along the way. Julie will continue to help enhance a great culture and a working atmosphere where everyone has a voice, is valued and their ideas are respected as we continue to grow the team with top talent.

Julie is highly motivated, and her strengths include coaching and  developing others so they shine, proven experience in developing managers, supporting senior leadership teams with growth plans and she loves to be super supportive to everyone in the team. She has a passion for all things people-related, she is keen to share her experiences and new ideas with everyone in the team in order to deliver the best results for employees and the business.


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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.

Natasha Cheriton

Natasha is a Talent and Development Partner at Haybury. She has successfully progressed her career from global search into internal talent. Her strengths lie in attracting and retaining the best talent available and constantly strives to implement new initiatives to support with company growth, staff development and retention.

With her background in global search working within life science market, she has developed the tools and insight to create and implement effective and people-focused training and development.

Camille Lafon

Camille is an experienced Business Operations Manager at Haybury, an international Search Firm specialising in the Pharmaceutical industry.

As head of the Operations department, she leads a team of dedicated administrators who provide support to a specialised team of head-hunters in various search functions. As part of the wider senior leadership team, she provides assistance and insight to a variety of company projects.

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.

Kate Devlin

Kate is a Business Unit Head managing the Interim Division within Haybury. With over 15 years recruitment experience specialising In Procurement and Change Management, Kate has a strong network across the Procurement, Medical, and Digital & Creative sectors.

Kate is adept at creating strong, collaborative, and effective relationships with clients. She is a natural communicator and an innovative problem solver who enjoys working with clients to map out their needs, offering expert advice allowing Haybury to provide first class recruitment solutions.

A strategic thinker, Kate understands the importance of being able to flex and adapt in response to the changing landscapes of her clients. Kate has a genuine interest in how different businesses and people click and is determined to add genuine value to every organisation she works with.

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 motivated and experienced Client Partner, heading up the Clinical Development, Clinical Sciences, Translational Medicine, Clinical Operations, Clinical Pharmacology, and Data & Technology divisions within Europe, the US, and APAC. She is driven by her scientific passion, with an excellent track record in helping organisations place senior level Physicians and PhDs in niche roles.

Emma partners with organisations globally within the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device and MedTech Industry for strategic searches including C Suite, VP, Executive, Head and Director across therapeutic areas and specialties within drug development.

Results-driven, dedicated, and committed to building relationships, Emma has an established and senior network throughout all key areas of her expertise. Utilising this, she has demonstrable capabilities in developing partnerships and providing high-quality professionals for niche roles.

Hattie Davies

Hattie is a 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.


Reuben Riisager

Reuben is an experienced executive search consultant 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.

Yousef Rifai

Yousef completed his studies in Biomedicine at the University of Brighton, with First-Class Honours, exploring biomedical research and innovations, alongside achieving a distinction in higher education diploma in Medicine & Medical Bio Sciences, focusing on anatomy, physiology, chemistry, physics, and statistics.

Yousef is a pharmaceutical, health care, IT and Business professional with diverse experience and international background. He feels privileged to be part of a generation that has seen advances in technology, big data and artificial intelligence which have greatly improved and changed businesses operations and facilitated Clinical Development. He observes that many businesses have yet to benefit equally from these gains due to many limitations (e.g., legacy structures), and hopes to help change that by identifying solutions for clients.

Driven by success, and discovering innovative, and creative methodologies to achieve targets. While being committed and aim for future development, together with building relationships and trust with a diverse network of professional.

Luke McGahan

Luke is an internationally experienced executive search consultant, with an educational background covering psychology, law and philosophy & ethics. Luke brings an energetic and professional approach to executive search.

Luke currently sits within the Executive Search Team at Haybury, where he supports Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device and MedTech organisations to execute retained mandates across Clinical Development and Sciences, Translational Medicine and Clinical Operations Globally.

Detail and solution-oriented, proactive and reliable, Luke is passionate about the insights, development and innovation life-sciences can offer to the world and individuals, and he relishes the opportunity to provide exceptional, senior level executive search.

Archie Armitt-Goddard

Archie graduated from The University of Sussex with a 2.1 in International Business and Law (BSc). After completing an executive search internship in Hong Kong, he embarked on a career in executive search.

Archie is a search consultant focusing on CMC and R&D roles within the pharmaceutical and life sciences field. Observing the manufacturing, supply chain and R&D challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic has cemented his interest in providing innovative solutions to clients wishing to attract top global talent.

With an emphasis on providing a truly individual and bespoke consultative service, Archie delivers expert search solutions that exceed expectations, for both candidates and clients alike.

Loren Cardy

Loren is a creative Principal Search Consultant 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 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.

Eleri Morgan

Eleri is an experienced Client Partner within Haybury’s Interim department, working globally with Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, CRO, MedTech and Medical Device companies. She is committed to providing solutions and creating opportunities through innovation and collaboration.

Eleri specialises in a variety of business sectors including Digital, Marketing and Creative within the Interim market.

With a widespread network throughout the UK, EMEA and the USA, Eleri is able to identify the best possible talent in the market for new opportunities. She has a genuine passion to provide the highest quality services and an exemplary reputation for exceeding expectations, providing an outstanding and reliable service to both candidates and clients.

Danielle Prior

Danielle is a Contractor Support Specialist working with the Interim team at Haybury. Danielle has worked within the Recruitment Industry for 8 years specialising in Interim roles covering Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Renewable Energy, Commercial and Social Care.

Danielle is an integral part of Haybury’s Interim department, managing our many contractors from the offer stage through to the completion of their contract. In addition, Danielle also manages Haybury’s compliance, ensuring that Haybury processes adhere to current legislation and our clients’ requirements. Her diligence and eye for detail ensures Haybury remains a reliable and trustworthy specialised search consultancy.

Lucy Kenward

Lucy works as a Senior Administrator at Haybury, an international Search Firm specialising in the pharmaceutical industry. Lucy works closely with the Operations team offering expert assistance and administrative support across all areas of the business.

Lucy is passionate about offering proactive support for her colleagues and thrives on her contribution to the successes of the team at Haybury. She prides herself on her communication skills, her positive outlook, and her enthusiastic approach, happily taking on any task or project to help add value for Haybury.

Lucy has enjoyed a diverse career within the field of business operations and administration; she has worked in a range of sectors gaining valuable experience in the creative industries, marketing, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals.

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.


Tehya Dempster

Tehya is a Business Administration Assistant at Haybury, an international Search Firm specialising in the pharmaceutical industry.

Tehya is an integral member of the operational team, her enthusiasm to learn from and support her Haybury colleagues has honed her administrative skill set. She excels working in a fast-paced environment, tackling tasks with efficiency and precision, relishing any challenge that comes her way. Tehya is highly detail-oriented, consistently producing work of the highest standard, exemplifying Haybury’s reputation for quality.


Rachael Atkinson

Rachael is an administrative assistant at Haybury and is a hardworking, diligent member of the Operations team.

She is well versed in multitasking, efficiently handling a wide range of administrative tasks to help support the business. Rachael has a passion for creative tasks and her keen eye for detail, formatting, and design help ensure Haybury produce work of the highest quality.

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.