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Meet the Team

We are a global healthcare consultancy, made up of bold thinkers with huge collective pharma and biotech industry knowledge and practical experience.

The Uptake Team is connected through mutual values and driven by a shared purpose. These foundations support our approach to the work we do, making ‘inspiring exceptional’ a joyful experience.

Leadership Team

Stephanie Hall

Founder and CEO

Simon Hall

Head of Finance, Legal and Technology – Partner

Maxine Smith

Managing Director

Jo Lopez

Practice Lead – Early Commercialisation and Launch

Chelsea Foxwell

Head of People and Organisational Transformation – Partner

Amelia Hutchins

Marketing Communications Director

Melissa Dagless

Head of Growth and Innovation – Partner

Uptake Healthcare Consultancy Team

Cathy Nolan

Practice Principal

Deborah Lough


Kelly Hallowes

Senior Design Consultant

Brennan Brownning

Junior Consultant

Cameron Francis

Associate Consultant

Susmita Subhash

Junior Consultant

Annicia Thompson


Connor King

Digital Marketing Manager

Izzy Clarke-Walley

Project Management Apprentice

Rachel Foley

Practice Principal

Laura Fontana Sabatini

Senior Principal

Tommy Edmond

Finance Director

Emma Phillips


Nusrat Jahan

Junior Consultant

Crystal Lim


Belinda Blakeney

Recruitment and Engagement Manager

Lauren Pearson-Eavis

Capability Manager

Alex Leavold

Finance Analyst

Caroline Horwood

Practice Principal

Natalie Dale

Senior Principal

Alice Walker

Senior Director

Catalin Rusu

Senior Manager

Rachel Moran


Marjory Chiyesu

Junior Consultant

Jefin John

Associate Consultant

Kanushiya Karunakaran


Alyx Barrett

Creative Design Manager

Nicola Corrigan


Eve Tullett


Emily West

Junior Consultant

Georgia Baskeyfield

Associate Consultant

Jordan Forteath


Eve Crush

Leadership Team Executive

Sophie Franks

Finance and IT Associate

Louise Collins

Senior Principal

Beatrice Moll

Copy Editor

Jon Crompton

Senior Principal

Karen Willand

Senior Principal

Joanne Horne

Client Innovation Director

Lauren Tyson

Senior Operations Manager

Isha Raj

Junior Consultant

Qada Ahmed

Junior Consultant

Matthew Schofield

Junior Analyst

Zeenat Chaudry

Finance Analyst

Yuliya Pyrozhak

HR Systems & Project Manager

Simon Turner

Senior Principal

Shannon te Roller

Senior Principal

Claire Harrison-Cox

Attraction and Onboarding Manager

Jo Manev


Jack Moore

Senior Creative Design Manager

Mikela Zerafa

Junior Consultant

Emily Wheeldon


Iruni Rabel

Junior Consultant

Independent Principals

Liz Ainslie

Mary Ridgard

Bee Pandya

Jane Counsell

Kate Browne

Daniel Whitaker

Ulrika Hedlund

Guillaume Karremans

Mary Ridgard

Welfare Team

The welfare team are responsible for ensuring there is a positive and productive working atmosphere at our London office. Their listening skills are a great resource for the Uptake team when needing to work through complex challenges, and a fantastic sound board for brainstorming new ideas.

Our office has achieved ‘Responsible Employer for Dogs in the Workplace’ status, to support the wellbeing of our whole team.

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Chief Welfare Officer

Zoe Hall is our Chief Welfare Officer, and she can often be found checking on each individual member of the team throughout her day and skilfully uses her warm and empathetic attitude to encourage regular rest breaks, thus improving her team’s efficiency. With over a decade of experience in her current role, Zoe is a valuable asset to the Uptake team!