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Our Team

Henry Elphick

Non-Executive Chair at CRS

Responsible for the oversight and strategic direction of the business, Henry has a deep understanding of healthcare, private equity and corporate finance, with experience as an advisor, operator, investor and industry commentator.

Sam Leighton-Smith

Group Managing Director at CRS

As a founding Director at CRS, Sam is responsible for the strategic direction of the business, leading on M&A as well as the groups growth agenda.  Sam remains hands-on and operates through the Compass Executives brand placing C-Suite leaders, predominantly for investor backed businesses.

Liza Gamblin

Group People Director at CRS

Liza joined CRS as People Director in 2023, where she is responsible for designing and executing the people and retention strategy; organisational and employee performance review; and learning, training and development plan across the business. She has previously worked in a private equity backed environment at Montezuma.

Chris Russell

Group Compliance & Information Director at CRS

As a founding Director at CRS, Chris was responsible for establishing the Specialist Services, and General Healthcare divisions. His role sees him assume responsibility for Compliance, Information, Health & Safety, GDPR, Training, Development and Events at CRS.

Debbie Anderson, BSc

Founding Director at Carrot Recruitment

Debbie is a Founding Director of Carrot Recruitment, she is responsible for the sectors supporting pharma, biotech and device companies in clinical development to manufacturing, driving European growth and overseeing the financial aspects of Carrot.

Mike Jeffreys

Group Operations Director at CRS

As a founding Director at CRS, Mike is responsible for the operational direction and day-to-day running of the group, including IT and Telecoms. Mike operates through Compass Associates and is commercially responsible for the performance of the Associates brand.

Nick Green, FCA

Group Finance Director at CRS

Nick is responsible for the group finance and commercial functions ensuring optimal efficiency across the four CRS brands. Nick’s experience includes heading-up the finance divisions for a private equity backed healthcare organisation as well as a FTSE 100 retailer.

Martin Anderson, MSc

Founding Director at Carrot Recruitment

Martin is a Founding Director of Carrot Recruitment, he drives the operational aspects of the business, US growth and focuses on supporting the teams within Carrot who operate in the commercial functions such as Business Intelligence, Market Access and Healthcare Communications.