Medicines Discovery Catapult Welcomes Andrea Stott as Chief Operating Officer

Andrea Stott joins Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) as Chief Operating Officer, bringing over 25 years of international business and operational management experience to the role.

Andrea Stott Chief Operating Officer

Andrea’s career spans a variety of sectors, including global pharma, manufacturing, utilities, consumer, legal and financial services. She has led diverse teams in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific and has successfully delivered business value to SMEs, entrepreneurial start-ups, public and third-sector organisations, as well as global corporates.

Andrea has a background in technology and operational research. She also brings board and business advisory skills to MDC: working across teams to develop pragmatic business strategies and models, nurturing innovative ways of working, new services, and technologies.

Andrea will lead the Discovery, Project Delivery, Health & Safety and Facilities Management, enabling the delivery of MDC’s purpose – transforming great UK science into better treatments through partnership. Andrea will also be responsible for the development and delivery of MDC’s operational strategy.

Andrea Stott, Chief Operating Officer at Medicines Discovery Catapult, said:

“I am absolutely delighted to be joining MDC at such an exciting time in this organisation’s development. I am looking forward to supporting the incredibly talented team by creating even more impact and driving our vision of reshaping drug discovery for patient benefit.”

Professor Chris Molloy, CEO at Medicines Discovery Catapult, said:

“Everyone at Medicines Discovery Catapult is pleased to welcome Andrea as we enter an exciting new phase of ambitious growth. Her group leadership and wealth of experience in business, strategy and consulting will help us realise our exciting plans for reshaping UK medicines discovery, using all our skills and investments to enable, enhance and expand our vibrant national R&D sector.”

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