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SARAH HAYWOOD

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, MEDCITY

Sarah Haywood became Chief Operating Officer of MedCity in October 2014, after fulfilling the role in an acting capacity since its launch in April 2014 alongside her position as Head of Life Sciences at London & Partners, and was appointed CEO in December 2015.

She is a graduate of the NHS Management Training Scheme in Wales and started her career in the NHS, working in a number of NHS Trusts, including Great Ormond Street NHS Foundation Trust, before joining Novartis Pharmaceuticals Research as the Head of Operations for a neuroscience drug discovery unit, located on the UCL campus.  

From there, Sarah joined the civil service and undertook a number of roles as a member of the Senior Civil Service, including leading the DTI (now BIS) Bioscience Unit before it became part of the Office for Life Sciences. Her last role in BIS was leading the design and legislation for the extension of the right to request flexible working and the shared parental leave system. In January 2014 she joined London & Partners where she worked with Dr Eliot Forster to establish MedCity.  

Sarah has a degree in Biology from the University of Oxford, a post graduate diploma in management and an MA in human resources management; she is a chartered fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

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