Health care

Odgers Berndtson’s Global Healthcare Practice offers a wide range of expertise, knowledge and contacts in the areas of healthcare management, clinical leadership, translational research and healthcare commissioning and provision.

Odgers Berndtson is by far the global leader in healthcare executive search, with extensive dedicated healthcare search presence in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, the Nordics, North America, the Middle East and East Asia.  As well as regularly appointing to senior leadership positions at Chairman, CEO and Director level in general management and functional roles for payors and providers we offer a unique capability of appointing to more specialist positions, both clinical and academic.  We have found Chairs, Chief Executives and other Directors for Academic Medical Centres and other (network) providers, for Health Policy organisations, for Regulators and for major health insurers.  Also, we help our clients assessing both executive and management teams to the extent the team is able to deliver on the strategic agenda.  We have done so for a very large share of the major healthcare leadership teams in the world.

Because of our global reach and expertise we are able to search on a global level, reaching out to the complete global pool of relevant candidates.  Because we know where in the world which management teams deliver on improvements in healthcare quality, efficiency and effectiveness, we are able to advise you in translating your strategic agenda to the best possible composition of your executive team.  Also, because we know the people who deliver (and those who don’t), we will be able to benchmark your team to what we know is best in class.


We have built up very strong global networks in the following areas and are very comfortable at carrying out targeted executive search across all these types of roles:

  • Chairmen, Non-Executive Directors, Chief Executives and other Board Members of academic, specialist, teaching and general hospitals and also other Senior Managers.
  • Managing Directors, Directors, Chief Operating Officers and scientific staff of Biomedical Research Centres, Research Funding Bodies, Research Regulators and Research Councils.
  • Medically qualified senior managers, including clinical and medical directors and Chairs of Division in a university teaching environment.
  • Deans of Medical Schools.
  • Senior clinicians in all medical specialties, especially those who work in an academic/teaching hospital environment and who are research active, including primary, secondary, tertiary and community care, chronic disease management, mental health and sports medicine.
  • Specialists in all areas of Public Health, including Health Promotion and Prevention, tropical medicine, infectious diseases, pandemics, crisis management and bio-terrorism.
  • Senior nurse leaders with backgrounds in general management as well as those with research track records.
  • Senior health economists and statisticians.
  • Senior leaders in health strategy, policy and planning at a system level.
  • Human Resources and Organisational Development professionals including Directors of HR.
  • R&D Directors in a hospital, Institute or commercial organisational context.
  • Specialists in Quality, Safety and Infection Control.
  • Senior Allied Health Professionals such as Physiotherapists, Radiographers and other Therapists. 

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