“Collaborative, confidential, creative, energetic, dependable, experienced, fun, honest, innovative, insightful, inspiring, knowledgeable, personal, personable, professional, passionate, quirky, sharp, sincere, smart, strategic, supportive, trustworthy, understanding, witty…”

These are words used by clients and candidates to describe our team here at Macdonald Lewis Associates and we are delighted and flattered to be regarded in this way. We take great pride in our work, knowing that what we all do every day impacts and changes the lives of others and we recognise this is both a responsibility and a privilege, not to be taken lightly.

We combine our life sciences heritage and our “what we do” and “ how we do it” excellence with the knowledge, skills and networks of our cross industry specialist advisors to ensure we best support our Life Sciences clients in this ever changing world.

Our team


Susan Macdonald is Macdonald Lewis Associates’ Founder and Director. With 27 years’ experience in Life Sciences, her desire to learn and develop both herself and others and to not look back and think “what if” fuses and resonates with her passion for healthcare and wellness.
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A law graduate from the University of Salamanca, with a post graduate Diploma in Life Coaching from the University of Wolverhampton, Beatriz began her career in Life Sciences Executive Search in Madrid.
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ChristinePicture2An economics graduate, Christine is well recognised and highly regarded within Europe as a senior level, trustworthy executive search partner. With extensive and   demonstrable expertise and networks, gained across industry sectors over three decades, Christine brings a wealth of insight to clients looking for support to recruit pivotal, senior level HR professionals.
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Beatriz is a “different” professional in the world of direct search. She closely agrees with the client to find the candidate that the organisation’s needs despite the difficulties it can imply. I also confess that I only gave her the hardest searches and she still managed to exceed my expectations with candidates who have had a remarkable performance in the company subsequently. It was like a colleague sitting beside me in the office who perfectly knew the needs of my internal customers, the peculiarities of the pharmaceutical industry and company culture.

Dionne Beltrao
Coach, Trainer and Entrepreneur
(Previously responsible for Talent Acquisition, Pfizer, Spain)


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