Nicola became Chief Executive of AMRC in 2021, having previously been a Trustee for five years. Her background is in policy, strategy and engagement. Nicola was at Wellcome for fifteen years, where she led the policy team. She has had a particular focus on ensuring responsible use of patient data, including setting up the Understanding Patient Data initiative.

Nicola is also on the Boards of Genomics England and UK Biobank, and was awarded an MBE in New Year’s Honours 2020 for services to science.