About Us

WE WERE INSPIRED TO FORM WARDOUR PARTNERSHIP THROUGH A SHARED PASSION ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY AND A KNOWLEDGE & CONFIDENCE THAT BY UNITING OUR EXPERTISE, WE COULD PROVIDE A MORE ROBUST AND SEAMLESS EXPERIENCE FOR OUR CLIENTS

In forming Wardour Partnership, we have combined our strengths and shared values; our deep sector knowledge and industry expertise coupled with exceptional networks and a truly global reach, allowing us to partner closely with our Clients, attracting the best talent to fill the most challenging of roles.

As true specialists in this industry we have completed hundreds of searches across the entire product lifecycle and we pride ourselves in offering a cost effective transparent approach to our work. We partner closely with our clients to deliver to expectations and time scales. As career researchers all our work is underpinned by thorough research methodology combined with strong existing networks and up-to-date industry tracking and intelligence.

Meet the team AT WARDOUR

Paul

Paul Metcalfe

Client Partner
Location: London

Paul is an experienced recruiter with over 17 years of experience in senior, international search. Paul’s recruitment career has focused exclusively on the healthcare and lifescience sectors and he understands this sector intimately. His recruitment career began at one of Europe’s leading executive research firms, where he managed a delivery team supporting several global blue-chip pharmaceutical companies. He then went on to establish his own company in 2014, and then in 2017, he founded Wardour Partnership with Emma Lowndes.

Paul now works with clients in biotech, medical devices, generics, specialty biopharma and others, sourcing and attracting senior executive talent across a diverse range of business functions. Before entering executive search, Paul worked in academia, gaining a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Aberdeen.

Emma

Emma Lowndes

Client Partner
Location: London

Emma began her career at Euromedica in 2004 in Research, progressing to Assistant Head of Research by the time she left in 2008. Here, she was deputy Head of an international research team and delivered global search assignments across the life science spectrum. She later moved to the Miles Partnership where as Senior Associate she led candidate identification and development for their global life science searches.

In 2013 Emma founded her own company, where she successfully recruited senior level executives across the entire life science value chain. She formed Wardour Partnership in 2017 with Paul Metcalfe. Emma holds a BSc in Natural Sciences from the University of Durham and a MSc in Organisational Psychology from City, University of London.

Alexandra

ALEXANDRA Ducreux

Client Partner
Location: Paris

Alexandra is an experienced recruiter with around 15 years of experience. She began her career at Russell Reynolds before moving to Eric Salmon, where she worked with clients across the healthcare and lifesciences spectrum, developing numerous client relationships and leading the candidate identification and development process on many global searches. For the last six years, Alexandra worked in-house, as a Senior Technical Recruiter for a Global organisation developing solutions for engineers and scientists. With a focus on the full candidate life-cycle, from sourcing to screening, interviewing, and onboarding, Alexandra worked closely with hiring managers to develop diverse sourcing strategies and talent pipelines.

She holds a MA in Political Sciences from New York University and a Diploma in Journalism from ESJ Paris. Alexandra joined Wardour Partnership in 2018.

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