Tarquin Bennett-Coles

People and Organisational Structure


BA (Hons) Education, University of Cambridge

Previous experience


Tarquin has over 25 years of experience in life science executive search and interim management. He is an Advisor at Gynii Me, providing guidance and direction in a number of areas, including:

  • Designing and promoting employee fertility benefits for companies
  • Building and developing an effective team
  • Developing and communicating Gynii Me’s core values and positive company culture.

Tarquin Bennett-Coles is currently a Principal Consultant at Carmichael Fisher, an executive search company. Prior to that, he was an in-house Global Talent Scout at AstraZeneca.

Tarquin works on senior leadership roles in partnership with biotech, pharma, life science service companies, NGO’s, NFP’s, VC spin-outs and rare and orphan disease SMEs. He has handled complex assignments across general management, market access, R&D, digital health, data science, drug discovery, competitive intelligence, business analytics, medical affairs, clinical development, C-Suite and board level positions.

In 2018 he chaired the BioIndustry Association’s “Talent Challenges when Scaling Up” at the Autumn Bioscience Forum. This year he has delivered a webinar on “Entrepreneurship – Nature or Nurture” for the EMBL/EBI Lifelong Learning programme. He has also written a number of industry career blogs and contributed to a series of podcasts and webinars for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

He continues to be an invited lecturer on the University of Cambridge Masters in Bioscience Enterprise programme.

Tarquin is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) and SIP (Science Industry Partnership) Ambassador. He has a BA (Hons) in Education from the University of Cambridge.