Sarah Haywood

CEO MedCity

Sarah started her career in the NHS and is a graduate of the NHS Management Training Scheme in Wales. Sarah worked in a number of NHS Trusts, latterly Great Ormond Street NHS 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. Sarah’s 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. Sarah joined London & Partners in January, 2014 and during this time has worked with Dr Eliot Forster, Executive Chair of MedCity, to establish the company and organisation. 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 Management Charter Institute.