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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

Maxine Smith

Managing Director

Simon Hall

Head of Finance, Legal and Technology – Partner

Melissa Dagless

Head of Growth and Innovation – Partner

Chelsea Foxwell

Head of People and Operations – Partner

Uptake Healthcare Consultancy Team

Cathy Nolan

Practice Principal

Jason Bryant

Senior Principal

Simon Turner

Senior Principal

Claire Harrison-Cox

Attraction and Onboarding Manager

Eve Tullett


Brennan Brownning

Junior Consultant

Cameron Francis

Associate Consultant

Susmita Subnash

Project Manager

Annicia Thompson

Junior Analyst

Angie Gooch

Productivity Manager

Sophie Franks

Senior Finance and IT Coordinator

Jo Lopez

Practice Principal and Launch Excellence Lead

Laura Fontana Sabatini

Senior Principal

Deborah Lough


Tommy Edmond

Finance Director

Lauren Tyson

Senior Operations Manager

Nusrat Jahan

Junior Consultant

Emily Wheeldon

Junior Consultant

Steven Jones

Associate Consultant

Matthew Schofield

Junior Analyst

Belinda Blakeney

Copy Editor and Operations Manager

Lauren Pearson

Capability Manager

Roz Lawson

Practice Principal

Natalie Dale

Senior Principal

Amelia Hutchins

Marketing Communications Director

Catalin Rusu


Isha Raj

Junior Consultant

Mikela Zerafa

Associate Consultant

Kanushiya Karunakaran

Junior Analyst

Kelly Hallowes

Senior Creative Design Lead

Alex Leavold

Finance Analyst

Connor King

Digital Marketing Manager

Robbie Vockins

Project Management Apprentice

Jon Crompton

Senior Principal

Alexandra Fulford

Senior Principal

Nicola Corrigan


Elizabeth Bolivar


Marjory Chiyesu

Junior Consultant

Emily West

Junior Consultant

Qada Ahmed

Associate Consultant

Georgia Baskeyfield


Eve Crush

Team Administrator

Jack Moore

Senior Creative Design Manager

Caroline Horwood

Senior Principal

Karen Willand

Senior Principal

Joanne Horne

Client Innovation Director

Jon Reid

Senior Manager HR Programmes

Emma Phillips


Jack McCollum

Associate Consultant

Jefin John

Associate Consultant

Crystal Lim


Zeenat Chaudry

Finance Executive

Beatrice Moll

Copy Editor

Rachel Foley

Senior Principal

Alice Walker

Senior Director

Jo Manev


Jessica Grant


Rachel Moran

Junior Consultant

Iruni Rabel

Project Manager

Emma Weaver

Associate Consultant

Jordan Forteath

Junior Analyst

Yuliya Pyrozhak

HR Systems & Project Manager

Izzy Clarke-Walley

Project Management Apprentice

Independent Principals

Rachel Azcona

Jason Harley

Louise Collins

Carla Van De Guchte

Mary Ridgard

Bob Perkins

Kate Browne

Bee Pandya

Jeanette Storey

Joanna Potts

Liz Kirk

Guillaume Karremans

Sarah Cockle

Liz Ainslie

Jane Counsell

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!