Prof. Claire Thompson

CEO, multi-award winning scientist and former footballer intent on inspiring young women and girls

Prof. Claire Thompson is a multi-award winning scientist, strategist and storyteller with more than 20 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

She is CEO of Agility Life Sciences, an award-winning CDMO, consulting and communications company which works with organisations across the healthcare space to fast track their products to market, raise investment and help them to convey the benefits of their science through impactful communications.

Claire is passionate about fighting sexism and inspiring the next generation of women leaders; she is Chair of the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s Women in Science and Education (FIP WiSE) initiative, which works to champion women in pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy education to achieve their fullest potential.

A former footballer, and advocate for sport as a vehicle to learn lessons in leadership and teamwork, Claire has launched and fully funds the Girls In Football Teams (GIFT) Grants, which provide sponsorships to girls’ and women’s grassroots teams across the UK.

She holds an Honorary Professorship from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham, and is also Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Cambridge, where she advises academics on how to translate their research into healthcare products, develop strategic partnerships and source funding.

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