Executive interim solutions: Immediate, Experienced, Flexible

Global high impact executives

Since 2002, we have curated a deep pool of the most experienced global talent in the life science, pharma, biotech and healthcare industries to provide you with proven ‘high impact’ executives who successfully deliver short to mid-term objectives.

There are more executive interims working in life sciences organisations than ever before. With our global biotech, pharma and life science search services led by an experienced team of headhunters, we can find the right people to help you drive your business from pre-clinical development through to commercialisation, covering change management, HR and C-Suite roles. We work with the most talented individuals to provide proven ‘high impact’ executives who successfully deliver short to mid-term objectives.

    Executive Interims

    • Are a mobile strategic deployment, flexible and targeted at specific goals.
    • Provide a growing company with the expertise it needs without having to bear the long-term retention costs of a permanent hire.
    • Are a valuable resource whilst searching for full time staff: they provide instant capability and help in shaping the role.
    • Bridge unexpected gaps caused by  illness or loss of key people.
    • Advise and implement projects where businesses are moving into new therapeutic areas or geographies.


    How we help

    We do the due diligence that means we understand the skills, availability and motivation of our executive interims so that we can advise you on the ‘best fit’ candidate for your solution and represent them authentically to you. You don’t have to worry about the paperwork and the negotiation either, we take care of that, making your life science executive search process hassle free.

    Contact Us

    If you need immediate access to access highly skilled executive talent, speak to our Executive Interims Experts, Paul Duffy and Lewis Aweyo.

The RSA Group Executive Interim Solutions - Case Studies

    “As the interim HRD at Immunocore I appointed RSA to run Executive Searches for two key SVP/VP roles in Autoimmune Translation and in Haematology.  Their care and attention in taking and defining the brief, and the subsequent quality of their research, finding a range of credible and appointable candidates from around Europe and the States was exemplary.

    I’ve always enjoyed working with RSA, for their excellent communications, their professionalism, their deep knowledge of the life sciences market and their aftercare of candidates that are unsuccessful.”

    Ted Smith, Formerly VP HR at GSK, Vernalis, MRC and Wellcome Trust

    “I enjoyed working with Paul very much during one of my last assignments. He was very customer oriented and was focused to serve the needs of all involved parties. Important for me, he updated me regularly on the status of the discussions and contract negotiations. After starting my interims assignment, I appreciated his regular feedbacks and updates, enabling all parties to get the most benefit from this assignment.

    From my perspective as an Freelancer/Interim Consultant, I can recommend him very much and would anytime work with him again.”

    Harald Haeske, Independent Consultant Clinical Development | Hematology/Oncology

    Paul is an energizing, proficient recruiter with a clear understanding of where you may be needed while you can remain comfortable in practicing the medical profession in your narrow field. Fast, concrete, effective in placing the freelancer in the best place for him. I recommend working with him. Moreover, very nice, easy-going.”

    Mariola Dymkowska, Medical Doctor, Verto MD

    Paul stands apart from other people in the recruitment industry that I have encountered. He goes out of the way to assist you and really wants the best for you, even if he doesn’t stand to gain. He is also very knowledgeable, efficient and an absolute pleasure to work with.”

    Gareth Kennedy, Market Access Professional

    “I have known Paul for over several years. He is a very competent and insightful recruiter, among the very few who know the depth of responsibility it lies with the recruitment business partner. I can recommend him with very high praise and expectations to any organisation for their hiring needs”

    Adnana Madmood, MD. Interim Safety & Pharmaceutical Physician

    Paul was a real help in guiding me through the processes for a new engagement. Cheerful, proactive and thorough it was a pleasure to work with him, and a successful conclusion, with his support. I hope to get the opportunity to work together again.”

    Jardine Barrington-Cook, Technical Lead at Sensyne Health

    “Lewis is personable, flexible and quick to respond. He is very committed to serving the needs of his customer. He is knowledgeable and provides good advice in order to clarify or resolve questions, or challenges. I really enjoyed working with him. He has an excellent understanding of his client needs within the pharmaceutical/biotech industry. His extensive experience helps him to see candidates as a combined whole, considering their education and previous experience which can directly benefit client companies. He thinks outside of the box and looks beyond job descriptions, finding candidates that will excel in their careers and develop to their full potential, rewarding the hiring company with productive and highly motivated individuals. Lewis is an extraordinary professional and recruiter, seeking to find the perfect match for both the candidate and the hiring company!”

    Chris Petropanagiotakis, M.D., Executive Medical Director at ClinMed