was born in London and completed his degree in Genetics at Leeds University, followed by his PhD in molecular biology / Medical Oncology at Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School, University of London.

Grant worked in academic and applied clinical research for 7 years prior to joining the Executive Search sector in 1992, prior to establishing his own business PharmaSearch in 2003. With initial focus on the relatively new and fast growing CRO sector, Grant worked across many European countries, prior to his business being acquired in 1996 by a large US HR consultancy Raymond Karsan Associates / Kenexa (acquired by IBM 2012). Grant was the first European on the Executive Committee and became global Life Science Practice Leader, managing operations in Europe and USA, delivering a broad range of recruitment solutions to Pharma, Biotech, Medical Device, Diagnostic and CRO companies.

In 2002, Grant joined Astralis Group Plc to establish a Life Sciences practice, growing a business providing Executive Search solutions in Europe, North America and Asia Pac across all industry sectors, prior to deciding to re-establish Pharma-Search Ltd in 2011. Grant has consistently maintained his passion and enthusiasm from a scientific perspective and therapeutic focus. He enjoys the opportunity to work closely with many different cultures, geographies and technical areas, enjoying learning about cutting edge science and innovation. His breadth of experience allows him to continue to work with blue Chip Pharma, mid-sized BioPharma, emerging Biotech, Medical Devices, Diagnostics, CRO, SMO and Life Science Management Consultancies; where he is experienced across the entire R&D life cycle, from early discovery, through to translational research, clinical research, regulatory affairs and commercialisation. He continues to deliver to clients in most European countries, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. Throughout his career Grant has taken great pleasure in continuing to learn something new every day from his interaction with his clients and candidates and takes significant pride in investing the time to truly understand his clients, their business, their needs and how best to partner with them and add value. This has allowed him to develop many long term relationships based on the highest level of service, trust and integrity.


was born in Manchester, UK. He studied Economics and Political Science before undertaking Business Administration. Barrie joined the Pharmaceutical Industry and has held management positions in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Sales and Marketing Management, both at national and international level. He has lived and worked in Spain for over 30 years, having “landed” in Spain as part of a management development programme in the company which today is AstraZeneca. He also worked as a senior manager in BMS for five years.

Having always been interested and involved in HR management he decided to further his career in that area and after a brief period in an international executive search firm, set up Nexus Executive Search in 1996 where he has specialised in Healthcare. Barrie has shared his experience as External Advisor to the British Embassy in Madrid, President of IMD International Search, Advisor to Imade to attract multinational healthcare companies to establish their businesses in Spain, Director of an MBA Programme -“PharmaBusiness in English” – and a frequent speaker in business schools and universities.


Skills in supporting both men and teams.
Coach since 1992, carries individual and team coaching duties within international groups in order to support leadership decision-making and operational change implementation. He combines a strategic vision and a field experience.
Among his references: DowAgroSciences, Nestlé, Carrefour, Sartorius Stedim Biotech, Edmond de Rothschild – Monaco, Clarke Energie, Gexpertise Group…
This activity was built after more than 10 years within the Dynargie Agency specialized in Management and Communication consulting, and coaching executives.
Finally, with an important human value focused on knowledge and know-how transmission, he is an active member of the NQT Association “Nos Quartiers ont du Talent”, that works for young professionals’ equal opportunities in employment.


Certified coach since 2008, her practice is based on 20 years company experience in HR functions, supporting multidisciplinary teams (management, marketing, sales, logistics, industrial) and around various projects: skills development, setting up new work organization, supporting managers, project management, change management, etc.
Her areas of intervention:
– Coaching executives : coaching focused on the person, relationship, management or organization, position taking or during a career, provision of management tools and processes, confidence and self-esteem, potential development, professional transitions.
– Team facilitation and coaching : cohesion, collaborative workshops, seminars on managerial practices and team relational issues, team coaching with the Process Com, co-development workshops (improvement of professional practices).