Cheryl Buxton
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Cheryl Buxton

Global Sector Leader, Pharmaceuticals

Cheryl Buxton is Korn Ferry’s Global Sector Leader of Pharmaceuticals, based in the firm’s Princeton office.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Ms. Buxton was human resources director for Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals (Cilag Ltd), based in the U.K., where her focus was on organizational issues and strategic resourcing and guidance on European directives.

Before this, she was group personnel and training manager for the motor retail group of Inchcape Ltd., responsible for nearly 40 sites in the U.K. and 3,000 employees. 

She conducts senior level assignments, with a special focus on Research driven organizations. She also leads the R&D sector for the Pharmaceutical and Consumer divisions within Korn Ferry.

With international experience in executive search and in managing key life sciences accounts, she leads the effort to solidify the firm’s go-to-market approach across all industries. 

Ms. Buxton holds a master’s degree in employment law and industrial relations from Leicester University, a diploma in personnel management and is a member of the Institute of Personnel and Development. She is on the Executive Council for Springboard, a non-profit organization encouraging women entrepreneurs in Life Sciences, as well as the Board of SIFE.

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