Robert Sherville-Payne

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Robert is a solicitor and joined MDC as General Counsel and Company Secretary in May 2022, with responsibility for the Legal function, Board liaison, the Office of the CEO, Intellectual Property and oversight for MDC’s approach to ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance).  Robert trained at law firm Hogan Lovells in London, before spending 14 years at AstraZeneca in a range of legal roles focussed on all aspects of drug discovery, development and commercialisation, followed by senior legal and compliance roles at BUPA, BAE Systems and other large and smaller organisations. Robert has broad experience in the legal and compliance fields, having created and led teams of lawyers and non-lawyers within life science and wider industrial sectors and driven improved governance and decision-making practices.