Your Searchlight for RAS-Targeted
Therapies Success

Our purpose

Our mission is to help Searchlight members increase their business through a structured, positive and professional program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with the most engaged stakeholders in key scientific communities. 



Searchlight gives life science leaders clarify to see where opportunity lies. Helping companies to move forward faster is at the heart of the network. 

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We are the custodians of the RAS-Targeted Therapies: Searchlight communities on behalf of our members; engaged in the constant pursuit of added value. 

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The quality of information is the difference between success and failure. Searchlight is the destination to find the latest information, trends and solutions impacting the RAS industry. 

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Building strong relationships creates an environment of trust and support that yields opportunity, progress, partnership and meaning. 

Don't just take our word for it...

“This is such a great idea. Some will inevitably be defined by what they can’t share but there are definitely others out there who aren’t and I think this is a necessary conversation which has my support.”

“While of course we need to be sensitive to IP, it’s just not efficient for individual companies to continue to work in isolation, so it’s vital we pool experiences and I’m excited about where this might lead.”

Meet our team

Gareth Pearce

Managing Director

Gareth established and is responsible for developing the strategic direction of the Searchlight business within Hanson Wade, ensuring continues to add demonstrable value to every member as it scales. Gareth has successfully built and grown information businesses in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East during a 20 year entrepreneurial career. He holds a first class degree in Politics and earned a postgraduate Certificate in International Business Practice from the Mountbatten Institute in New York.

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Michelle Fanus-St Hill

Portfolio Development Director

Michelle develops and manages Searchlight within Hanson Wade and has a conference research and production career spanning 20+ years – designing and delivering events all over the world. She was a business owner and entrepreneur for 10 years, becoming a published and contributing author during that time and lecturing more than 300 students on Event Management degrees and several of her own private courses.

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Jack Hayes

Community Development Manager

Jack is responsible for leading the Accelerated ADC Discovery, Cell Therapy Analytical Development and RAS Targeted Therapies Searchlight Networks. Facilitating the acceleration of shared R&D challenges in these ever-growing fields are a key goal of his. He focuses lots of time passionately engaging with highly invested drug developers at a variety of companies to help them reach their goals more efficiently through delivering bespoke, group and community level value. Previously Jack worked closely with researchers in environmental sciences as a free lancer and loves engaging with scientists searching for faster pathways to bring them closer to their ambitions. Jack graduated with a Masters in Biodiversity, a degree in Marine Biology and has always expressed a love for science. 

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Maia Sethi

Subscription Sales Manager

Maia is a life science enthusiast with a degree in Biological Sciences, specializing in Molecular Biology. After working as a Delegate Sales Executive for 7 months on CTxAD and LEAP HR, Maia found her calling working with drug developers in the ADC, Ras, TPD, and mRNA fields, taking the leap into Hanson Wade's Searchlight to collaborate with highly invested companies and drive positive change in the industry. With her passion and drive, Maia is excited to build innovative networks for the industry's top professionals. In her free time, Maia loves netball and nature walks and is fascinated by astrology. She is also big fan of networking and is always open to connecting with new people and exploring new opportunities to collaborate. So, if you're interested in finding the right network for yourself, or just want to chat about astrology, don't hesitate to connect with Maia on LinkedIn. She would love to hear from you!

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Caylee Donaldson

Head of Marketing

Caylee joined Hanson Wade in 2022 to lead the new divisions marketing team responsible for Searchlight by Hanson Wade, Hanson Wade Intelligence, and free-to-attend events. Caylee is passionate about responsible marketing and creating strategic tactical plans designed to deliver real value to our communities, customers, and clients. Caylee graduated from the Institute of Data and Marketing with a level 7 post graduate diploma in data driven marketing.

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Charlotte Harrison

Senior Marketing Executive

Charlotte is a Senior Marketing Manager for the New Product Division within Hanson Wade, responsible for creating and delivering innovative and cohesive growth marketing strategies for Searchlight Networks. Charlotte has over 6 years of experience within Hanson Wade and graduated from the University of Sussex with a first class degree in Marketing.

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George Nelson

Marketing Assistant

George graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2023 with an MA in Creative Writing, following an undergraduate degree in English Literature. She is excited to develop her strategic and analytical abilities as she assists in marketing the Searchlight networks. She practices taekwondo and enjoys reading about natural history in her free time.