With a degree in biological sciences from the University of Cambridge, I joined AstraZeneca in February 2016 from global professional services firm, EY. I have previously worked for OC&C Strategy Consultants and rail construction company Crossrail.
As Business Planning & Operations Director, Chief Operating Office, BioPharmaceuticals R&D, I am working to ensure business operational excellence, drive efficient strategic decision making and support our scientific leadership. I am passionate about improving our business and making sure we can operate as effectively as possible to deliver the best outcomes for patients.
In October 2016, I founded and became chair of AstraZeneca’s Network of Women in the UK. The Network now has over 1,000 members.
AstraZeneca is committed to creating an inclusive workforce and increasing diversity in senior scientific roles. We have trialled blind-screening of CVs to remove unconscious bias to gender, and employ diverse panels for interviews to ensure the best person is recruited.
AstraZeneca’s Women as Leaders programme gives our female employees a chance to come together to discuss career progression and personal development, with a view to increasing awareness of opportunities and giving them the confidence to pursue these. Those who have attended the programme have seen a 30 per cent promotion rate and gained both sponsors and mentors.
AstraZeneca is committed to creating an inclusive workforce and increasing diversity in senior scientific roles.
IMED Quest 2017 cohort
Identified as one of the ‘Top 100’ talent
Time For Science Award 2016
Annual award for delivering efficiency across Early Clinical Development
EY’s 21 Women award
One of EY’s talented 21st century women
Being recognised for high quality delivery of our business critical activities to support early phase clinical trials with the ECD Time For Science award
AstraZeneca Network of Women UK – The successful official launch event on International Women’s Day in 2017, run jointly with our UK LGBT+ network, AZplus. A proud moment for myself and my fellow network chair