Professor Joanne Hackett is the Chief Commercial Officer at the Precision Medicine Catapult (PMC). She has been actively involved in clinical research for over 15 years in Canada, America, Germany, Sweden and the UK. An accomplished entrepreneur, scientist and strategist, she has experience in the execution and management of complex business transactions, as well as broad business development experience in negotiation, execution and management of hundreds of transactions with pharma, biotech, academia and non-profit organisations. Her expertise in creating connections between industry, academia and the NHS will help inform solutions the PMC are currently tackling and support the growth of the UK precision medicine industry.

The PMC is innovating to build a world-leading, UK-based, precision medicine industry. It is establishing this at pace and scale so that it is safe, reliable and efficient in delivering targeted treatments to meet patients’ personalised needs, at an affordable cost. The PMC is headquartered in Cambridge, with national and regional Centres of Excellence across the UK. Working with companies, charities, academia, policy makers, hospitals, patient groups and healthcare authorities in these clusters and internationally, it will provide the leadership to grow the industry while delivering local health care impact.