PIR is delighted to announce the appointment of highly regarded executives to support its planned international expansion. 

From today, PIR life sciences executive search and interim management will be joined by Tom Bradley and Stuart Penney as Senior Partners, Gemma Adamante as Senior Executive Researcher and George Owen as Executive Researcher. 

These valuable additions to an already strong team will fuel the PIR drive to expand internationally within the life sciences sector. 

Tom spent over ten years at Pfizer before moving into global executive search where he works across the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Consumer Health sectors, hiring senior leaders across C-Suite, General Management, Research & Development, Commercial, and Corporate Functions. Whilst working with multi-nationals he has assisted US headquartered specialty and orphan drug companies establish their European infrastructure. 

Stuart has over ten years of experience in executive search within the international life sciences sector having worked with advanced science and medical technology businesses across Europe and the US. Stuart has a track record of delivering global retained search assignments at executive and board level, partnering with Venture Capital and Private Equity funded growth stage businesses to drive patient centric innovation. 

Gemma Adamante and George Owen are highly regarded researchers from the life sciences sector. Gemma Adamante is returning to PIR after working in the industry for nearly 20 years. George Owen holds an MSc in Infection and Immunity from UCL and has direct industry experience. He maintains a keen interest in clinical research and provides valuable scientific insights to support the search function. 

Maureen Coleman, Chair of PIR comments, “We are very pleased to welcome such highly regarded executives to PIR. Their appointments reinforce our move towards wider engagement with the international life sciences industry across all areas and augment the current PIR team. I would like to congratulate our Managing Partner, Sally Hope on these appointments which will help PIR to deliver a more internationally focused range of services to our clients.” 

Carolyn Douthwaite, PIR Founder and Non-Executive Director, confirmed her delight at the expansion of the team: “Tom and Stuart have a stellar reputation for delivering outstanding results for their clients. The decision to move forwards together is based on aligned values, a passion for the sector and a shared belief in how our combined approach is respected and appreciated by clients and candidates alike. I wish the team every success for the future and look forward to working with them.”