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 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.
Sarah has more than 20 years of experience recruiting key talent across the lifesciences industry including pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices and diagnostics for commercial, not-for-profit and academic organisations. Since 2004, she has worked independently with clients across the industry based in Europe and North America, recruiting for functions spanning the development and commercialisation of healthcare products including R&D, technical operations, regulatory, commercial, as well as general management, CEO & board directors. She began her career with TMP Worldwide and AT Kearney Executive Search, and more recently worked with Caldwell Partner’s Life Sciences and Healthcare Practice.
She holds a BA in Business Management from Oxford Brookes University. Sarah joined Wardour Partnership in 2022.