Rhian Woodisse is a partner in Caldwell’s global Healthcare and Financial Services practices. Rhian is deeply passionate about making a meaningful contribution to the health economy by advising investors and companies on executive and non-executive talent in the private equity, healthcare services, special education, health-tech and life sciences subsectors.
Functionally she has supported clients broadly on investor, commercial and clinical leadership roles and has delivered value by actively encouraging the promotion of diverse thinking into the sector. Recent search work has seen Rhian appoint senior female leaders into high profile board roles and she enjoys illustrating to clients the benefits of ‘out of sector’ hiring. Rhian has partnered with the Caldwell Analytics team on leadership assessment and board effectiveness and is a qualified practitioner of The Predictive Index©.
Based out of the London office, Rhian has extensive experience partnering with clients across EMEA and the US.
Rhian has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare executive search. She joined Caldwell having run her own firm for 6 years. Previously she held consultant positions at industry leading firms including Korn/Ferry and CTPartners. In addition, she spent two years client-side helping establish First Bridge Centre, a new interdisciplinary clinic for young children with global developmental delay, serving as their Head of Partnerships. Earlier in her career she worked within the NHS, private hospitals and care homes.
Rhian earned a bachelor’s degree from Oxford Brookes University.
“My interaction with Rhian during this search process has been excellent. What has set her apart from all other recruiters I have dealt with is that she has kept me up to date regularly during the process. This, alas, doesn’t happen always. Her advice and counsel during the process has also been incredibly useful. I will be recommending her to future companies I know and work with.” – Carwyn Jones, Director of Life Sciences