For the past 17 years, Morgan Healey has led the way in international executive search & recruitment within STM Publishing, Academic Publishing, Open Science & Digital Content. 

As professional recruiters with commercial backgrounds within publishing, our knowledge allows us to understand your business needs, and the most appropriate requirement solution. This means that we can identify and attract the very best talent in the market, and present a compelling picture to candidates of the challenges and opportunities within your business.
We get to know our candidates well beyond the detail on their CVs, and we have industry knowledge that allows us to identify and qualify the most able.

We understand what makes an excellent candidate and the skills and expertise required at each level. To find the best people, we dedicate time and great effort in understanding the needs of our clients, their culture and the nature of their business. This enables us to ensure the candidates we provide are not just able to deliver great results, but also share the same values and aspirations of their potential employers.

We talk to professionals all day, every day. We know what makes them tick, and who the real stars are.

The Difference

  • We headhunt rather than relying on CV databases – it is vital for our client’s get the best people in the sector, not the best of the online CV market
  • We are professional recruiters with commercial backgrounds in STM publishing
  • We have seventeen  years’ industry knowledge within STM publishing, Research, Open Access & Digital content
  • We work globally, with 50% of the work we undertake coming from continental Europe, USA & Asia
  • Over the last seventeen years, we have built up an unparalleled network of senior professionals in STM publishing, academic publishing & digital content
  • Over 27,200 STM publishing professionals subscribed to our job alerts alone
  • We own and have exclusive use of the STM Publishing Group one of the world’s leading STM communities with over 13,500 STM publishing professionals as members. No other recruitment company has access to this resource
  • 85% of our business is from long-standing clients that rely on us to provide excellence in process and outcome
  • We completed 100% of our retained assignments in 2021, and our CV-to-first-interview ratio is 2:1
  • We own the STM Publishing News site which attracts 7,500 unique weekly visitors
  • We are members of The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)


Morgan Healey was founded with one purpose: To be the industry-leading, and preferred choice in executive search and recruitment for STM Publishing, Open Science, Academic & Digital Content. Built on process excellence, candidate welfare and transparency, for both client and candidate.

Now as a leading executive search business with over 17 years of industry experience, Morgan Healey deals directly with the top STM publisher across the globe, including; Open Science, Academic & Digital Content providers.

During this time Morgan Healey has become a recognised leader within the sector through our extensive knowledge, excellent networks and our ability to source the very best talent, globally.

Morgan Healey has an outstanding track record and has successfully executed many senior-level, strategic assignments throughout Europe, USA & Asia, including; CEO’s, Managing & Board Directors, Vice Presidents,  Global Commercial Leaders, Chief Publishing Officers & Editorial Directors, CTO’s & Innovation Directors. Due to this success, Morgan Healey is regarded as a preferred & retained search consultant by many global publishers.

Morgan Healey By Numbers

With over seventeen years of industry experience and global reach, our numbers speak for themselves.


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Morgan Healey Ltd
The Old Vicarage, Market Street, Castle Donington, Derbyshire,
DE74 2JB, UK

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