RSA, the leading global life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Stephens as executive chairman and Sarah Wilding as a non-executive director. The appointments follow the retirement of RSA’s chairman, Roger Stephens and board director, Edna Stephens.

After 31 years of continuous growth and development, Founder and Chairman of RSA, Roger Stephens, and his wife Edna, are both retiring their Board positions. As shareholders in the business Roger and Edna will continue to act as mentors to the Board.

“The business I founded in 1981 has grown from a family boutique to be a world leader in its field and we’ve built a remarkable team inside the company as well as a loyal network of candidates and clients across the globe,” says Roger Stephens, Founder of RSA. “The time has come to prepare for the next step in our evolution and that means preserving the special culture and feel of RSA whilst making ourselves even more professional as an Interim and Search business.”

Nick Stephens will take on the role of Executive Chairman. Nick has been a Director of RSA since 1986 and joined the business full-time in 1995 where he has been vital in the growth and development of RSA’s ever expanding global network. Serving as CEO for the past seven years has enabled Nick to build a remarkable team, allowing RSA to become global leaders in Life Sciences Executive Search and Interim Management. With his professional character and integrity, Nick has built strong relationships and become a respected and well-liked professional in the industry.

With experience in top management consulting, board level assessment and high level Executive Search, Sarah Wilding joins RSA as a Non-Executive Director. Currently Sarah is Partner at Heads!, an International Executive Search company focussing on senior-level recruitment for Public, Private Equity and Venture Capital high growth businesses. Previously Sarah was Partner at Panthea Leadership, where she worked with organisations to maximise Board and Team Performance. With the recent launch of RSA’s report: Women on Boards: A Life Sciences’ Perspective, Sarah’s experience helping companies recruit the right individuals to drive growth is a valued asset to RSA.

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