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David Jolley, BA (Hons), FREC CertRP

David Jolley, BA (Hons), FREC CertRP

Head of Compass Life Sciences

David Jolley leads Compass Life Sciences, with broad responsibilities covering senior appointments, complex hires, and specialist assignments.  David brings close to 15 years’ experience in recruitment and over 12 years within the Life Sciences sector, much of which has been built working within Talent Acquisition teams for the likes of Roche, Eli Lilly, and AstraZeneca. With experience also gained in CROs and Recruitment Agencies, David has worked across the whole sector in his career.

With a passion for understanding the evolution of the sector, David regularly partnering with clients to support the definition and scope of positions prior to building global shortlists for key appointments.  David has worked closely with hiring managers in all parts of the sector from R&D through to Commercialisation and Product Launch, at all levels including C-suite and board level stake holders.

Some of David’s recent placements include Senior Director Business Development (DACH); Global Head of Biometrics (Consumer Health); Chief Identity Architect (Animal Health); and VP Respiratory Medical Affairs.

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