Nicola has been Chief Executive of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) – the umbrella body for medical research charities in the UK – since 2021, having previously been a Trustee of AMRC for five years.  Her background is in policy, strategy and engagement.  Nicola led the policy team at Wellcome for fourteen years, focusing on research base funding, innovation in the NHS, and data sharing.  Prior to that she worked at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and the Science Museum. Nicola has had a particular focus on ensuring health data can be used in a responsible and trustworthy way for research, including establishing the Understanding Patient Data initiative.  Nicola is on the Genomics England and UK Biobank Boards, and was awarded an MBE in New Year’s Honours 2020 for services to science.