Boyden extends specialist talent solutions to clients in the healthcare & life sciences sector

Josh Blackman, Partner, UK Interim Management

Josh Blackman, Partner, UK Interim Management

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM November 30, 2021 – Boyden, a premier leadership and talent advisory firm with more than 75 offices in over 45 countries, welcomes new partner Josh Blackman as Boyden strengthens its integrated leadership solutions for clients in healthcare & life sciences.

“We are delighted to welcome Josh to our senior global interim management team,” commented Lisa Farmer, Global Co-Leader, Interim Management, and Managing Partner, United Kingdom & Ireland. “This year, we have seen exponential growth in interim management, and have extended our own team of dedicated specialists in growth industries to deliver integrated search, interim, and leadership consulting solutions. We have an exceptional pool of interim managers globally, particularly in Europe, where public, private and social enterprises depend on this demographic to deliver results, whether in hyper-growth, transformation or to provide senior leadership.”

As a member of Boyden’s global healthcare & life sciences practice, Blackman will work closely with executive search and leadership consulting colleagues to deliver solutions throughout the talent life cycle to not-for-profit and for-profit clients in the National Health Service (NHS), hospital front line, biotech, pharmaceutical and private equity sectors. With a specific focus on c-suite, board and senior change management appointments, he will also deliver leadership consulting solutions to clients in life sciences, covering leadership development, onboarding & integration, succession planning, assessment & profiling and coaching.

“I am delighted and honoured to be joining a world-leading team of professionals with a global perspective in a strong, enabling culture,” said Josh Blackman. “Demand for a flexible, agile workforce in an ever-changing environment has led clients to rethink their hiring strategy, specifically across the healthcare and life sciences sector where we retain deep corporate knowledge. Boyden’s fully integrated suite of services provides clients with a cadre of hiring solutions to better suit their business needs. This, coupled with increased growth and transformation across the sector, positions Boyden as a leading supplier of interim, executive search, and leadership consulting services.”  

Blackman is an interim management expert with 11 years of experience and joins Boyden from a global resourcing consultancy where he was Director of Interim for the Global Healthcare & Academia practice. As a specialist in interim board, c-suite and senior change management appointments across the Healthcare and Life Sciences sector, he has previously spearheaded substantial growth across markets in the UK, Middle East and Europe where he formed part of a truly integrated offering for global clients. He holds a Master of Research (MRes), Bioscience and a Bachelor of Science (BSc), Ecology and Biogeography from the University of Brighton.

About Boyden

Boyden is a premier leadership and talent advisory firm with more than 75 offices in over 45 countries. Our global reach enables us to serve client needs anywhere they conduct business. We connect great companies with great leaders through executive search, interim management and leadership consulting solutions. Boyden is ranked amongst the top companies on Forbes’ Americas Best Executive Recruiting Firms for 2021. For further information, visit


Chris Swee, Boyden
Global Head of Marketing
T: +1 914 747 0172

Lisa Farmer, Boyden
Global Co-Leader, Interim Management
Managing Partner, United Kingdom & Ireland
T: +44 7730 259845

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