Sarah Haywood

Managing Director, Advanced Oxford and Executive Director, MedCity


Sarah Haywood is Managing Director for Advanced Oxford, a not-for-profit membership group for innovation-based companies and organisations.  Advanced Oxford is research-led, providing analysis, insight and a united voice on issues affecting the development of the innovation ecosystem in the Oxford region.  Sarah is also Executive Director with MedCity and on the board of VentureFest Oxford.

Sarah started her career in the NHS, worked in the pharmaceuticals industry and was a senior civil servant within the Department for Business.  An advocate for flexible working, she was recognised amongst the Timewise Power 50 Award winners in 2017.

Sarah studied at University of Oxford, has an MA in Human Resources Management and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

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