Professor Joanne Hackett, Chief Commercial Officer of the Precision Medicine Catapult (PMC), has been named in the list of ‘50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2016’. She has also been named as a ‘rising star’, for those Movers and Shakers under 40.
The list, which recognises female pioneers and leaders in the healthcare industry, is produced by BioBeat, a programme to inspire the next wave of bio entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Joanne joined the Catapult in October 2016, having previously been Director of Commercial Development at UCL Partners, where she expanded the organisation’s Quintiles Prime Site to facilitate access to over 2,000 clinical trials. These enabled patients to improve their quality of life, while the health economy saved over £30,000 per patient – total savings of over £50 million. Joanne is also a serial entrepreneur, investor, academic and yoga instructor.
BioBeat Founder, Miranda Weston-Smith, said: “The women in this list are magnetic in their creativity and openness to change. And with this they are re-writing the boundaries and connections throughout the spectrum of life sciences and health.”
Professor Joanne Hackett said: “I feel incredibly honoured to be on this list and now even more inspired to relentlessly pursue the advancement of healthcare.”
Dr Belinda Quinn, CEO of PMC, added: “Congratulations from the whole Catapult team. We are very proud of this outstanding recognition for Joanne, and are delighted to have someone of her expertise and passion for healthcare helping us drive the precision medicine agenda forward.”