Who we are

Skills Alliance Executive is a progressive and expanding Global Executive Search team.

We partner with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical technology, and animal health companies, facilitating their international and local growth across all functions. We take enormous pride in our work within the Life Sciences industry that contributes to the advancement of life-changing and life-saving treatments.


What we do

We deliver a professional and expeditious service with a personable approach to place C-suite, Executive and Leadership positions. Through open communication, transparency, and tenacity, we promise unwavering commitment to fulfilling even the most demanding of briefs. Improving the livelihoods of those we work with and finding people their dream job is very important to us.

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How we do it

Our team embodies the philosophy of the ‘Division of Labour’, whereby each member takes ownership and specialises in their respective area of responsibility. We have adopted the Japanese concepts of Kaizen (continuous improvement) and Kyōsei (symbiosis) to deliver an exceptional, efficient and memorable experience. While each assignment is unique, our approach remains consistent in the level of focus, resolve and attention to detail we commit to ensure we deliver.

management team

Oliver Drew

Managing Director Executive Search

Oliver has over 8 years’ Executive Search experience in Europe, North America, APAC, and LATAM. After joining Skills Alliance in 2016, he co-founded the Executive Search practice which he now co-leads. Overseeing the Global Delivery team, Oliver and his team have extensive experience leading senior appointments and project work across all functions and geographies.


Eleanor Mason

Manager Executive Search

Eleanor has 4 years’ experience working in Chemistry and Life Sciences recruitment across the UK, EU & USA. She joined the Executive Search Delivery team as a Principal at the beginning of 2023 and is responsible for leading searches across all functions in start-ups, SMEs and established global Life Sciences companies.

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