About Us

We make hiring simple


Leaman Life Sciences launched in 2014 after our founder saw that he could offer a better service than our competition by delivering top quality recruitment services through an excellent client and candidate experience.

We have since been building relationships with our ever- returning customers from our offices in Marylebone, London (HQ) and Manhattan, New York. We are a small and growing expert consultancy with plans for growth – but only to a size that allows us to retain our quality and expert edge.

Through our hard work and quality-driven approach we are fortunate enough to work with the most innovative, interesting and successful companies globally, ranging from one person to 50,000 people. Our clients come to us because of our reputation and stay with us because of our exceptional delivery and efficient working processes.


Leaman Life Sciences is a recruitment consultancy offering contract and permanent recruitment services to our clients globally. Some of the services we offer include contingent recruitment, retained search, project solutions, marketing campaigns and market mapping.

We are also on hand to discuss more bespoke solutions to suit our clients’ needs. Our clients can rest assured that any candidate received from LLS is committed to the role and will be fully prepared and managed throughout the process.

Our consultants specialise in vertical markets and are tasked with bringing the best passive candidates to our clients.

We have a rigorous qualification process with our candidates and have a very proactive approach to both headhunting and business development.

Due to the strength of our relationships, we are often the first to know about any changes in circumstances with both our candidates and clients to avoid any hiccups along the way.

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Managing Director

Oliver is the joint founder and director of Leaman Life Sciences, a solution-driven pharma recruitment and talent acquisition company. His first ever job was in life sciences recruitment at the tender age of 17, and he hasn’t looked back since. Since LLS’s establishment, Oliver has taken a joint strategic and hands-on role in the oversight and growth of the business; resulting in LLS quadrupling in size and establishing itself as a reliable and authoritative partner to some of the world’s largest and most successful pharma and biotech companies.


Board Director

Stuart is a veteran in the fields of recruitment and financial services, having been involved in both industries for the past 35 years and counting. He is a chartered tax advisor, having qualified with the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 1978. He is also a member of The Association of Taxation Technicians and a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Stuart’s role as director of LLS includes the day-to-day management and oversight of the recruitment team as well as the overall guidance of the global business strategy. Stuart is a regular media commentator on matters of tax and has appeared on BBC’s Newsnight.


Board Director

Adam studied Geography at the University of Birmingham. He then worked at Hays Recruitment placing financial technology contractors. He subsequently trained as a chartered accountant furthering his understanding of business strategy and technical accounting. Adam has a very keen interest in the life sciences market and is heavily involved in market mapping projects ensuring LLS is up to date with the latest industry trends. His recruitment background enables him to advise on both internal and external recruitment strategy.


Board Director

Paul is a director at LLS and has been strategically involved in recruitment for the past 15 years working with corporate clients and providing expertise in financial services and business management. He qualified with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 1991, becoming a fellow in 1997. He subsequently qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 2011. Paul has a hands-on involvement in the day-to-day operations at LLS, working closely with the sales team and partaking in the key strategic decision-making processes.


Board Director

Laura’s role at Leaman Life Sciences is to grow the company’s contract and consulting business. She manages the strategy of the contract business and will grow the team to complement the permanent business already established by Oliver. She implements project solutions as well as managing contingent contract recruitment. She started her career in recruitment seven years ago, most recently within regulatory affairs, which will form the basis of the new growth market for this division as well as other markets. She is a truly dedicated expert in recruiting and networking with consultants and developing business in this area.


Finding a job and recruiting suitable candidates for a position are undoubtedly stressful processes. We aim to take the strain, stress and tension out of these processes for both candidates and clients. We significantly value the personal touch when dealing with our clients and candidates and have been incredibly selective with the people we’ve chosen to hire as a result of this philosophy.

For Leaman Life Sciences, there is an absolute emphasis on quality, as opposed to quantity, with everything we do. Consequently, we are just as selective with the candidates we choose to work with, as we are with the clients we choose to work for. Our consultants and researchers are highly trained, experienced and professional, and this is what separates our service from the rest.


We’re in this industry because we believe in – and care about – the difference it can make to global health. We realise that the value of our work is in its benefit to patients.


We strive to become the single most trusted recruitment and talent acquisition partner in the life sciences industry.


Our culture is one of transparency and trust. Recruitment can be exhausting. It can also be time-consuming and expensive. We take a fresh approach to make life as easy as possible for both our candidates and our clients.


“When I started my recruitment career as a raw 17-year-old, straight out of school, it was difficult to imagine that over a decade later I’d be running one of the most progressive, exciting, boutique recruitment agencies in the life sciences space. Having worked in a far larger and significantly more corporate organization for a number of years, it opened my eyes to the shortcomings in their customer service coupled with the severe lack of personal touch.

It was at that moment of realisation that I decided to embark on a career-defining decision to start LLS with the core aim to offer our clients the same level of delivery achieved from a larger organization, but to replace the corporate approach with a far more personable, bespoke and quality service.

To date, I have had the privilege of managing an exceptional team of consultants dedicated to delivering the highest level of quality service to both our candidates and clients. For me, the journey thus far has been non-stop and exciting, but the future of Leaman Life Sciences is what excites me the most.”