Yvette Cleland

Yvette Cleland CEO of Cpl Life Sciences, a global talent firm. In 2019 and 2021 Yvette was nominated by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) as one of the top 50 most powerful women in staffing globally. After eight years working in the pharmaceutical sector she moved to professional staffing and combines knowledge of both life sciences & staffing in her work at CPL.

In 2012 she joined Clinical Professionals to scale the business for acquisition, drive growth and expand the brand portfolio and global foot print expanding into the US in 2017. Under her leadership the business was successfully acquired, launched the award winning Graduate Academies and CEO/CMO Biotech summits and was involved in the UK apprenticeship trailblazers.

In 2019 she wrote a Parliamentary Review on life science skill shortages, speaks regularly for industry around the “wake up call” and her passion is addressing the growing skills gaps in life sciences.


Glen Hall

Glen qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1999 with KPMG where he worked for 7 years.

Since leaving KPMG, Glen has held a number of senior finance positions, including Randstad, where he led the UK Finance team.

Glen joined Clinical Professionals in 2012 and has worked closely with Yvette Cleland to successfully grow the business.

Suzanne Swan
– Director of Operations 

Suzanne joined Cpl Life Sciences in 2012 and has 16 years’experience in the recruitment industry running both perm and contract teams, she is currently the Director of Operations responsible for multiple high-performing specialist teams across the globe.

Her divisions recruit across a number of specialist functional areas including Physicians, Scientific & Engineering, Clinical Operations, Quality Assurance and Commercial, she is also responsible for the dedicated Resourcing Hub within the business.

With a passion for Service Delivery, Suzanne also oversees many client relationships offering transformation talent solutions tailored to bespoke client requirements.

Sarah Goddard
Global Enterprise Accounts 

With over 20 years professional staffing experience, the last 12 spent leading and developing the Clinical Professionals Group brands across life sciences in the UK, EU and internationally, Sarah has demonstrable market knowledge, networks and delivery capability which she’s built through partnership and shared success.

She is proud to have spear-headed our innovative and award-winning Academy training programmes, apprenticeships and transformational talent solutions with exciting and varied clients, as well as starting up numerous successful business units. She is passionate about empowering her teams to be the best they can be; achieving their goals and objectives, living and breathing our company vision and values which mean so much to her, and that she genuinely believes will help us make a difference in industry.

Now focused on global client talent solutions, she works tirelessly with our customer base to ensure we bespoke unique solutions for them for the short and long-term, driving the best attraction, engagement and retention strategies in industry and ensuring successful delivery.

Jacob Burrows
– Physician Lead

Jacob Burrows currently heads up the global team at Cpl Life Sciences supporting physicians at all levels secure roles in Medical Affairs, Clinical Development & Pharmacovigilance across the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industry. Having specialized in physician recruitment at a global level for the past 5 years he has a large network of both start-up biotechnology companies and global established pharmaceutical brands with the likes of Novartis, Gilead, Eli Lilly, Eisai and more.

Working with Medical Directors right through to Chief Medical Officers, his approach is unique and simple and having supported hundreds of physicians with career planning he is able to give insights into each business he works with while also providing clients with the best talent available in the market.

Consultant Profile 

Kirsty Calow
Regulatory Lead

Kirsty Calow is a highly skilled and dedicated Talent Acquisition Director, with direct Pharmaceutical industry experience and a prodigious track record in supporting cutting-edge Life Science companies achieve their organisational goals through agile talent acquisition solutions.

Kirsty began her career at Pfizer where she specialised within Sales and Marketing for the Vaccines division, demonstrating a passion for improving access to medicines for high-impact infectious diseases.

Since joining Cpl Life Sciences in 2016, Kirsty has fostered lasting relationships with innovative Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical companies across the UK, Europe and the US, with a demonstrable commitment to providing best-in-class talent acquisition and advisory solutions.

With a personal interest in Regulatory Affairs and a deep network of interim and contract consultants across the Life Sciences sector, Kirsty oversees our business contract unit and has supported the contract growth, delivering bespoke fully compliant contract solutions to clients including MSP, FSP, SOW and traditional PAYE and freelance options. Kirsty and her highly skilled team of Talent Acquisition experts, are ideally placed to support on short and long-term growth plans for Life Science organisations.