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Compass Executives are an award-winning health and social care specialist search firm for the Private Equity, Independent and 3rd Sectors



CIM Conference | GDPR and Marketing – what you need to know

Compass Executives' Communications Executive, David Bland, will be attending a CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) led conference which focuses on the forthcoming GDPR Regulatory change in May 2018. The title of the conference is "GDPR and Marketing - what you need to know".

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About Compass Executives

Compass Executives are an Award winning, market leading UK health and social care executive search and selection consultancies. Working across equity backed, large corporates, privately owned and the third sector space, we pride ourselves on up to date profiling of talented candidates. These can be emerging and existing talent within the industry as well as sourcing external personnel with the requisite skills to deliver within this space.

Our offering is both unique and current. Unique as we only work within the independent sector, current as we can utilise all data from our sister company Compass Associates ensuring that we have an informed and up to date understanding of the sector from the ground floor up. This knowledge and insight identifies emerging talent in advance of their maturity ensuring that we are first in line to develop early relationships. We are then able to track the progress of such talent, advise where necessary and inform clients of potential future leaders.

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Sam Leighton-Smith


Sam is a founding partner and current Director of Compass Associates which was established in 2010. They have grown to become the largest UK provider of permanent staff to both the private and third sector.

To separate its service offering, its sister company Compass Executives was formed in 2011 to focus solely on senior executive and non executive appointments within the independent healthcare industry. Sam heads this up with the assistance of his experienced team and has a comprehensive understanding of today’s sector. Clients range from large corporate healthcare providers to owner managed enterprises.

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Luke Osborne BSc (Hons)

Senior Associate

Luke brings a wealth of experience to Compass Executives with extensive knowledge within the Healthcare and Technology sectors having joined Compass Executives as a Senior Associate to facilitate a period of growth and the extra demand of services from our clients. He focuses on Chair, CXO and Senior Managers across the independent sector (Private / NFP’s / VC’s and PE Houses).

Luke graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying and outside of work enjoys playing rugby (15’s / 7’s), is an armchair fan of most sports and frequently spends time skiing in the winter.

To contact Luke please call 02078 876115 or email

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Our mission is to surpass both our client's expectations and those we place by fusing together our experience, knowledge and resources to ensure that the best, most appropriate person is appointed to every job, every time



Compass Executives has a vision... to be the main provider of executive level talent to major healthcare providers in the UK



Our values are the cornerstone to our current and future successes. We share highly confidential, often price-sensitive information about clients and candidates that demands exceptional standards of integrity and discretion at all times

Featured Assignment

Featured Assignment

Chief Financial Officer | CFO | PE backed

Location - Newark

Salary - £c120,000 + Equity incentive package

Duration - Permanent

Our client is a reputable mid-market social care investor looking for a CFO to take the business through to its next cycle. With c.2,000 headcount and a functional team at headquarters of 15, you will take responsibility for the 3 year business plan and oversee the strategy that has been prepared to lead the business to exit.

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Latest News, in association with Health Investor

26th June 2017

PPP wins £48m out-of-hours contract

A new partnership between an acute trust, a GP-owned provider and a private company has been awarded a £48 million, five-year contract for out-of-hours GP and NHS 111 services in Cornwall.