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Alastair Paton

United Kingdom
Region: Europe/Middle East/Africa
Tel: +44 7900 563 975

Signium United Kingdom
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Practice Groups: Consumer, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Board Services


A Biological Sciences Graduate from the University of Leeds in the UK, Alastair worked in senior commercial and general management roles for 15 years in two major multinational businesses, Unilever and Novartis, before making a move into Executive Search in 2001. His business experience involved working within large matrix structures but also, on two occasions, setting up new entrepreneurial independent units. As well as living and working in North America and the Middle East, Alastair has been responsible for European and Asia Pacific markets.

Within Signium, Alastair, who was a co-founder of the UK business in 2004, has been Chair of the Global Board since 2018 and is an active member of Signium’s Global Consumer and Life Sciences Practices.

With more than 15 years of Executive Search experience, Alastair specialises in senior UK and international appointments within consumer goods and services and healthcare. He also has a particular interest in, and focus on, the recruitment of senior Marketing leaders for businesses in all industry areas.

Outside work, Alastair is married with four children, is Chair of Governors of a local school, a mentor at the University of Leeds and is an active cyclist and (former) marathon runner.