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Mark Iliffe

Director - Head of Healthcare

TELEPHONE: +44(0)7740701606


demonstrating an ability to understand new sectors and environments whilst maintaining long standing relationships with established clients

Mark Iliffe

Director - Head of Healthcare

TELEPHONE: +44(0)7740701606


After an early career in sales and marketing, Mark entered the recruitment sector, joining an international market leading firm. Having been promoted into management roles, Mark ultimately built a team 20 consultants across three offices in the South of England.

With a desire to work in a more focused executive search environment, Mark then joined a boutique firm with a focus on the natural resources and engineering sectors.

Mark has built on this foundation over the last 10 years with two London based firms, demonstrating an ability to understand new sectors and environments whilst maintaining long standing relationships with established clients.

Much of Mark’s work over this period has been focused with in the independent healthcare sector, successfully partnering with businesses to build leadership teams capable of delivering outstanding results in this challenging, dynamic and important sector. Mark has recruited across the entire CXO spectrum as well as a number of strategically important senior management positions.

Success has been derived from regular and consistent communication with clients, challenging whenever necessary and taking the view that success is measured from the contribution made by the appointed candidates not simply completing the assignment.

The EMI Practice at Howgate Sable really took the time to understand our situation and find exceptional candidates who could fulfil challenging international leadership assignments for a truly global company with a history that spans well over 200 years.

It was a first class experience and positive outcome on many levels.


Barry McDonnell – Director of Manufacturing at De La Rue International

I have worked with the Howgate Sable team on several occasions whilst hiring mission-critical executives. Partnership is the byword for this organisation – they act as an extension of my team and work hard to support me not only in the technical solution, but in the sense of a deep understanding of my specific requirements. Delivery is the key measure of our talent partners and Howgate Sable have always achieved what was asked of them.

Jesper Berg – SVP HR, ABB

Having worked with Howgate Sable as a client and as a candidate I can confidently say their ability to deliver on complex searches is second to none. They not only have a detailed knowledge of the marketplace but also understand the importance of cultural fit. 

Bridget Lea – O2

I was particularly impressed with Howgate Sable’s knowledge and network in the aviation sector, the quality of the candidates provided at shortlist and the availability of Nick and the team to provide us with advice and guidance on candidates when required. Nick was particularly effective in understanding our needs as a Company and being flexible in adapting requirements and plans.

Paul Hutchings – Thomas Cook Group Airlines

I have recently worked with Nick from Howgate Sable to recruit a new Head of Aircraft Operations for Thomson Airways. I was particularly impressed by the wide-reaching search undertaken and the quality of the candidates put forward. The skills match to the brief was excellent and I am delighted with the individual we selected.

Dawn Wilson – Thomson Airways

From their initial call to me the Aviation practice team at Howgate Sable demonstrated a significant difference. Straightforward and to the point, the extent of their network and deep insight into the industry was immediately evident. The added value I have received as a candidate is tangible. An almost instant rapport quickly developed into a focused business relationship which is open, honest, respectful and above all trustworthy.

Carl Gissing