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RSA launches first register of Non-Executive Directors exclusively for life sciences


Global life sciences executive search specialists RSA have today launched the UK’s first register of Non-Executive Directors dedicated wholly to the life sciences.

Identifying independent, experienced and authoritative Non-Executive Directors can be a major challenge to even the most well-established pharmaceutical and life sciences companies.

RSA’s new register brings together the small, but powerful, niche community of Non-Executive Directors. The register will facilitate networking, produce research into the challenges and opportunities of Non-Executive Directorship, and place qualified individuals into Board vacancies with life sciences companies (within both the public and private sector).

Nick Stephens, RSA’s CEO said: “Against a backdrop of increasingly stringent regulation and compliance, today’s Non-Executive Directors must work even harder to maintain their independence and successfully oversee corporate governance. While their roles have never been more critical, they have also never been more complicated.

“The aim of our register is to work with both Non-Execs and life sciences companies to not only place the right individuals in these important oversight roles, but also to elevate the issues of importance to Non-Execs, and develop a real dialogue about how to establish oneself and achieve success in this constantly changing role. RSA’s register will be unique because it is truly global and purely related to healthcare.”

RSA’s Non-Executive Director register has already attracted over 400 members, and continues to grow. RSA will work with register members to hold regular seminars and conduct research into the issues and challenges affecting Non-Executive Directors. For further information, please visit

Note to editors:
RSA is a global leader in executive search and interim management to the life sciences sectors with offices in China, France, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and USA.

Sue Glanville/Maita Soukup
Say Communications
Tel: +44 (0)208 971 6423/6411

Nick Stephens
Chief Executive Officer RSA
Tel: +44 (0)1707 280813