Healthcare Practice

Our absolute commitment to successful delivery and quality client and candidate care is why the majority of our business is from long-standing clients or by direct referral.

For further information on our recent track record and capabilities in your particular geographic or industry area, or to arrange a discussion about your organization’s partnership needs, please contact our team by phone on +971 (0)4 279 6300.

Healthcare organizations across the Middle East, Asia and Africa continue to grow and evolve at a tremendous rate due to a host of challenging factors that range from an aging population and an increase in lifestyle-related diseases to increasing technology costs and rising patient expectations.

This increased demand and fast rate of change require organizations across the entire healthcare spectrum to recruit, mobilize and successfully onboard effective leadership that creates the right strategies, delivers operational excellence and drives improvements in patient outcomes. 

As the largest healthcare executive search practice in the MENA region, Moorland Gray has built its long-standing proposition around three pillars: quality of care, access to care, and cost of care. Each of our client interactions is driven by the desire to add value and make a significant difference, and each of our Practice Leaders makes it their duty to gain an unrivaled understanding of the link between leadership, performance and quality within their healthcare market. This commitment has enabled us to successfully recruit more than 600 senior healthcare professionals to the region in the last eight years.

Moorland Gray is committed to healthcare globally, and as part of the largest healthcare recruitment business in the world, we are able to leverage our global practice to assist leaders in making informed decisions. While we see global healthcare systems responding to shared challenges, we are close enough to the regions we work in to recognize that they also have unique challenges and opportunities. We deliver the talent needed to implement the most effective local responses to global issues, navigating the particular technical, cultural, and clinical requirements of a broad variety of emerging healthcare markets. 

While we are rooted in the region, our reach is global. Moorland Gray’s multinational, multilingual consultants provide a breadth and depth of understanding that enables our clients to access and secure the talent they need, wherever it may be in the world. With office locations and research hubs in major global markets, and experience mobilizing talent to an ever-growing range of locations, our networks, knowledge and scope place us in a truly unique position.  

Moorland Gray works across clinical and non-clinical functions at the board level, and in specialist areas where global talent shortages demand our tailored approach. Our consultants work across all of the industry sub-sectors that contribute to the delivery of healthcare services and the development of healthcare technologies. The Healthcare Practice consists of four sub-verticals broken down as follows:

  • Healthcare Providers (Hospitals & Systems)
  • Healthcare Regulation & Governance
  • Healthcare Professional Services
  • Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences

Our approach to Executive Search is defined by our commitment to delivering the highest standards of care to both our clients and our candidates. Our expert insight, creative approach and attention to detail underpins all aspects of our work, allowing us to deliver:  

  • Best-in-class research and analysis, powered by a global network of healthcare experts and an in-depth knowledge of both emerging and established healthcare systems
  • Transparent reporting and candid market feedback, ensuring that our clients have full visibility at every stage of the process
  • Credible representation and effective advocacy to champion our clients’ work with international audiences
  • Expert assessment to identify not just the best candidates, but those most likely to deliver for your organisation in your market
  • A strong understanding of the technical requirements of varying systems in making senior healthcare appointments
  • A proven ability to support candidates through the complex and challenging process of international relocation


Our extensive track record of success includes the following sample of recent placements:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Corporate Chief Quality Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Regional Chief Finance Officers
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer – Behavioural Health
  • Chief Medical Officer – Behavioural Health
  • Chief Quality Officer
  • Chair of Emergency Medicine
  • Chair of Surgery
  • Chair of Urology
  • Group Director of Pharmacy
  • Group Director of Risk Management
  • Group Chief Information Officer
  • Group Director of Professional Services
  • Chief Clinical Officer/Chief Medical Officer
  • Chair of Psychiatry
  • Head of Governance
  • Executive Director of Information Technology
  • Executive Director of Pharmacy
  • Deputy Chief of Facilities
  • Chair of OB/GYN
  • Executive Director of Finance
  • Chair of Dentistry
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Medical Officer