Nick Stephens, Chief Executive Officer, RSA Consulting Ltd
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Chief Executive Officer

Local Address: Hatfield & London, United Kingdom
RSA Consulting Ltd
Hatfield Park
Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 5NB
United Kingdom

Company Description: RSA Consulting provides a unique form of specialist consulting services to Healthcare and Life Science organisations and their suppliers by enabling access to the...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • LLB , law
    University of East Anglia

Biography

  • Nick studied Law at the University of East Anglia and Business at Cranfield he has broad commercial experience gained through various roles in metals trading, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, drug & alcohol testing and the British National Health Service...
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"The point of a board is ...
www.recruitmentgrapevine.com, 6 June 2014 [cached]
"The point of a board is not to sit and agree with each other," says Nick Stephens, chief executive at RSA.
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Stephens believes that there needs to be greater turnover at executive level in order to provide women with the opportunity to sit on boards. "If boards were more ready to look at themselves and to say that one or more of their members should move on for the benefit of the shareholders and the business, then you would get more demand," Stephens says. "This is a demand problem, not a supply problem. It is about paying the same care and attention to the annual review of the board as you do to the annual review of every other single member of staff."
While a greater velocity of turnover would create more opportunities for women to make it on to the board, Stephens also rallies against what he describes as the "self-fulfilling prophecy" of risk aversion. "In executive and non-executive roles, clients want candidates to have experience of being on a company board before," Stephens explains. "If that is the case, and you have very few women on boards, you can't appoint a woman. Risk reduction means that boards end up hiring people like themselves."
Getting out of the boardroom
Assuming that boards - and more importantly Chairmen - look at their positions more objectively on an annual basis, then Stephens believes that the women that will claim a seat at the top table are those that are networked with the board. "If you give enough of your senior executive women access to your board, the perceived risk of hiring them goes down and you get rid of the problem that they haven't got experience," he says.
Nick Stephens - Executive ...
www.theRSAgroup.com, 7 Oct 2013 [cached]
Nick Stephens - Executive Chairman RSA Head Office
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Nick Stephens - Executive Chairman
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Nick Stephens draws on new industry research to explain how the active management of high potential individuals and leadership development will be the key to success.
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New Margins for Success in the Growth World - Nick Stephens' 'Asian Solutions' Strategy
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Life sciences firms failing to manage talent - article written by Nick Stephens and printed in the The Grapevine, September 28th, 2011 Posted on 28/09/2011 Hiring and firing is a different business in the US - article written by Nick Stephens and printed in the Financial Times, September 8th, 2011 Posted on 20/09/2011 Betting big on research in China - article written by Nick Stephens and printed in InPharm, September 2011
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RSA CEO Nick Stephens chairs a session at the BIA Annual Bioscience Forum in London...
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RSA, the leading global Life Sciences Executive Search and Interim Management specialist, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Stephens as Executive Chairman and Sarah Wilding as a Non-Executive Director.
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Nick Stephens will take on the role of Executive Chairman. Nick has been a Director of RSA since 1986 and joined the business full-time in 1995 where he has been vital in the growth and development of RSA's ever expanding global network. Serving as CEO for the past seven years has enabled Nick to build a remarkable team, allowing RSA to become global leaders in Life Sciences Executive Search and Interim Management. With his professional character and integrity, Nick has built strong relationships and become a respected and well-liked professional in the industry.
explained Nick Stephens, CEO ...
www.recruitment-international.co.uk, 23 June 2010 [cached]
explained Nick Stephens, CEO of RSA
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You have to stop thinking of headhunters as irritants,†explained Nick Stephens, CEO of RSA. “We no longer live in a world of cradle to grave employment. Each and every one of us is a mobile business and career development is positive. Each call could present you with a multi-million dollar opportunity."
Nick, alongside colleague Skott Burkland, Chairman of RSA Americas, led a discussion to help industry professionals understand that a call from a headhunter is not something to automatically avoid. On the contrary, it could be a million dollar conversation.
“It is vital to remember, a call from a headhunter is not a random call. It is targeted to you, its about you and this call could well have a huge impact for you,†concluded Skott Burkland.
If you missed Skott and Nick’s discussion and would like a copy of the presentation, please contact Nick Stephens, CEO of RSA for a copy: Nick.Stephens@theRSAgroup.com
RSA's Nick ...
www.biospace.com, 27 April 2010 [cached]
RSA's Nick Stephens and Skott Burkland to Join Leaders in the Field of Biotechnology at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) International Convention 2010 4/27/2010
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RSA, the global life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, today announced its participation in this year’s BIO International Convention, the largest global event for the biotechnology industry. CEO Nick Stephens, Chairman of RSA Americas, Skott Burkland, President of RSA Americas, Shawn O’Connor and Managing Director of RSA Germany, Robert Bates will all be attending the event from 3rd â€" 6th May at McCormick Place, Chicago.
RSA: New Executive Search Partnership in Turkey
www.theRSAgroup.com, 7 Oct 2013 [cached]
Nick Stephens - Executive Chairman RSA Head Office
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Nick Stephens - Executive Chairman
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Nick Stephens draws on new industry research to explain how the active management of high potential individuals and leadership development will be the key to success.
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New Margins for Success in the Growth World - Nick Stephens' 'Asian Solutions' Strategy
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Life sciences firms failing to manage talent - article written by Nick Stephens and printed in the The Grapevine, September 28th, 2011 Posted on 28/09/2011 Hiring and firing is a different business in the US - article written by Nick Stephens and printed in the Financial Times, September 8th, 2011 Posted on 20/09/2011 Betting big on research in China - article written by Nick Stephens and printed in InPharm, September 2011
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RSA CEO Nick Stephens chairs a session at the BIA Annual Bioscience Forum in London...
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Nick Stephens, CEO of RSA, says that RSA was looking for a partner that had a great reputation, in-depth local knowledge and a market-leading track record that matched RSA's delivery record. 'FarmaCity is a perfect partner for us.
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Nick concludes: "I am proud of the fact that during this difficult economic climate in which many companies are forced to downsize, RSA continues to expand into growth markets, new markets and existing geographies."
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