Director – Europe

MBA – Open Business School
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology – University of Strathclyde
Post Graduate Certificate in Education – Glasgow University
Level 2 Psychometric Testing certification

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Sean Gillen


Sean Gillen is an experienced HR Director who led the country organisation for the large healthcare company, Pfizer, for 10 years. He has significant international experience, managing HR across the UK and Sweden and worked closely with colleagues from around the world on major global change programs including HR re-organisations. Sean has board level experience in private, public and trustee based organisations including company pension schemes and has been a member of Investment and Risk Committees.  In the final two years of his Pfizer career Sean returned to a business role as Site Leader/CEO accountable for leading the operation through to a successful closure.

Sean entered HR in 1995 after a successful career in pharmaceutical manufacturing and brings a very practical, outcomes centred approach to his work and a deep understanding of science and the interaction of universities with business. Sean has extensive experience in all aspects of human resource management and has a particular passion for excellence in selection and talent management and brings this to his approach to search.

Sean has assisted with 100+ search assignments for a broad range of roles and has particular expertise and knowledge of the UK and Europe, having migrated to Australia with his academic partner and now returned to the UK to open the European office. Sean is also qualified to undertake Level 2 Psychometric Testing.