Meet the Team



Henry Elphick, MA (Oxon)

Non-Executive Chair

Henry is Non-Executive Chair at Compass Recruitment Solutions (CRS). He is a leading voice of authority for the private equity backed healthcare space, having held prominent positions in the industry for many years.
Henry was previously Chief Executive of LaingBuisson since 2016, and is currently Chair of Mansfield Advisors, Deputy Chair of the European Health Care Private Equity Association and Senior Consultant to Macquarie.

Geoff Dobson, cFCIPD

Non-Executive Advisor

Geoff is a Non-Executive Advisor to the Board, bringing more than 35 years’ life sciences experience including over a decade in executive search and leadership assessment. A former Director at a leading Life Sciences executive search firm, he is Managing Partner of Newgrange Consultants – a leadership assessment and development business for C-suite leaders.

Sam Leighton-Smith, BA (Hons), LLB

Director - Board, Leadership and Private Equity Practices

Sam is the Group Managing Director at CRS, which comprises the Compass Executives brand. Client feedback has described him as one of the most knowledgeable, well-networked and tenacious executive search leaders within the health, social care and education private sector, Sam has built an award-winning business with an exceptional track record in the shape of Compass Executives.

Luke Osborne, BSc (Hons)

Senior Partner - Board, Leadership and Private Equity Practices

Luke is a Partner at Compass Executives, with a key focus on Director and C-Level hires across the Privately backed and Advisory Services health and social care communities. Having re-joined Compass Recruitment Solutions (CRS) in 2015, Luke has a wealth of specialist knowledge and a first-class track record of delivery.

Paul Spicer

Director - Finance & Commercial Practice

Paul is a Senior Associate within the Finance & Commercial Practice at Compass Executives, typically supporting high growth, private equity backed business with their CFO and financial leadership requirements.

Dan Kiely, BA (Hons)

Director - Board & Leadership

Dan Kiely joined Compass Executives in 2024 as a member of the Board & Leadership practice, supporting C-suite, board, and senior leadership appointments for the health, care, and education sectors.

Alex Boulger, BA (Hons)

Principal - Life Sciences Practice

Alex joined Compass Executives in 2024 as a Principal, bringing over a decade of search experience within the life science sector, having recently moved from a dedicated life sciences search firm. He will be focused on C-suite, board and executive leadership appointments for high growth, listed and investor-backed companies in the Pharma, Biotech and MedTech space across EMEA and North America.

Jamie Barker, BSc (Hons)

Principal - Board & Leadership Practice

Jamie is a Principal at Compass Executives, supporting the Board & Leadership Practice with C-suite and C-1 hires in the private healthcare and consumer health sectors.

Matt Dixon, BA (Hons)

Principal - Life Sciences Practice

Matt Dixon joined Compass Executives in 2023 as a Principal to enhance our presence in the Life Sciences sector. He has over six years of experience partnering with listed and PE backed Pharma, Biotech, MedTech and Pharma Services firms across EMEA and North America with a focus on C-Suite and C-1 mandates.

Kieran Mouser, BA (Hons)

Associate Director - Research

Kieran is an Associate Director at Compass Executives where he heads up the research team. He has worked for the Executive Search arm for many years and manages our dedicated in-house research team. In addition, he personally delivers high level mandates across the health, social care, education and life sciences sectors.

Richard Gould, FREC DipRP

Senior Research Associate

Richard is a Senior Executive Researcher for Compass Executives as an Executive Researcher following a highly successful 15 years’ experience as a recruitment consultant for the executive Accountancy and Finance markets. Richard’s experience spans both boutique services, and large-scale corporate organisations, where he developed relationships with both clients and candidates.

André Pacan, BSc (Hons)

Senior Research Associate

André joined Compass Executives in 2023, following a successful 6 years experience of working within business operations across Corporate M&A and Healthcare. At Compass Executives, André supports the consultants throughout our research process to deliver C-suite mandates across health, social care, and life sciences sectors.

Ray Rodriguez, BA (Hons)

Research Associate

Ray joined Compass Executives in 2023 as Research Associate and supports the consultants with a variety of C-suite mandates throughout our research process and works across the Healthcare, Social Care, Education and Life Sciences sectors.

David Bland, BA (Hons), ACIM

Director of Marketing

David is Director of Marketing at Compass Executives. Having joined in 2016, he is responsible for all aspects of the marketing strategy, day-to-day internal and external communications and brand awareness for the Executives team, as well as full marketing ownership for all Compass Recruitment Solutions (CRS) brands.

Laura Johnson, CMktr, ACIM

Design Manager

Laura is Design Manager at Compass Executives. Joining in early 2020, she is responsible for all external content design so as to ensure a first-class brand experience for Clients and Candidates alike. In addition to her day-to-day responsibilities for the Executives team, she also is responsible for all aspects of marketing design for all Compass Recruitment Solutions (CRS) brands.