MedCity is a unique enterprise that brings together the outstanding Life Sciences sector in London and the Greater South East in order to stimulate greater economic growth. Read more at medcitylondon.com
I am an experienced leader, with a background in policy and in management. I am currently using my strategic thinking skills to develop London as a recognised centre of excellence for Life Sciences research and development. As a civil servant in the UK department for Business Innovation and Skills, I have specialised in UK and European employment law, rights and the labour market - I led the development of the Government's flexible working and shared parental leave policies. I have a strong interest in people management - development, coaching and supporting people to achieve their best. Over the last year I led a project within the department to refocus on the importance of people management and why it really matters. I am an experienced assessor, mentor and coach. I have a background in HR, from my time in Novartis. I am active in supporting the case for flexible working and have considerable experience in managing and developing teams where members employ a whole range of flexible working patterns.