Cochrane, Director of Publishing & Technology

Cochrane, Director of Publishing & Technology

An Inspired Search Case Study


Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health. The organisation was looking for a new Director of Publishing & Technology as part of the executive team. Cochrane were looking for someone to lead the management and development of a portfolio of income-generating products and services as well as supporting the organisation to navigate a sustainable and realistic route to Open Access publishing. 

The solution 

Inspired Search managed a full executive search process, including a direct advertising campaign to source talent from relevant publishers, software companies within the STM publishing ecosystem and institutions. In total:

  • c. 150 profiles were identified
  • 40 of which were approached to assess for interest in, and suitability for the role
  • 5 candidates were taken through Cochrane’s interview process after presenting the shortlist 

The result 

Following a multiple stage process, including competency interviews and tasks, the successful candidate was selected quickly and an offer readily accepted. Both candidate and client are delighted with the outcome and the organisation is on a strong path in terms of product portfolio management, OA strategy and engagement with the wider community. 


testimonial from Cochrane

Get In Touch

If you would like to learn more about our Executive Search division or are looking to appoint a senior level role and would like a confidential discussion then please do get in touch with our Search Director Abigail Barclay.

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