Incisive Health brings together the people who have helped redefine the health policy communications market and the NHS landscape in recent years.
Our founding partners lead an experienced and diverse team of consultants, drawn from the worlds of healthcare, politics and communications.
Mike is recognised as an expert in what drives change in health and social care. He has been responsible for multiple award-winning campaigns, leading to wins for patients in terms of earlier and more accurate diagnosis, access to new treatments and improvements in the organisation and delivering of services. He writes regularly for the Health Service Journal and has also been awarded the prestigious Communiquétor of the Year award for delivering sector-leading advice and outcomes.
Bill is a former policy special adviser at the UK Department of Health. He was one of the leading architects of the reforms to health and social care and has a unique understanding of the pressures that influence or impede change in the NHS. The Health Service Journal has twice named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the NHS.
Sarah has led high profile international and national programmes for pharmaceutical clients, as well as serving as the lead advisor on a range of successful charity campaigns. She worked with Mike at their previous consultancy, leading it to four successive years as either the Communiqué Consultancy or Specialist Consultancy of the Year, having previously headed Cancer Research UK's parliamentary and campaigning function, helping the charity secure important policy wins on tobacco control policy and the strategic direction and funding of cancer services.
Richard is the former Director General for Finance, Strategy and the NHS at the Department of Health. He retired from the civil service in May 2015 as Whitehall’s longest-serving finance director, having been Whitehall's youngest ever Director General when first appointed. One of the most influential civil servants in the NHS’s history, he is widely respected in 10 Downing Street, HM Treasury and across government for his track record in controlling the £100 billion NHS budget for well over a decade.
Professor Sir Mike Richards
Francesca Scassellati Sforzolini
Francesca has over 20 years of public policy and corporate communications experience in Brussels and several EU Member States. She has led a number of pan-European initiatives and campaigns for pharmaceutical clients and advocacy groups and has served in senior positions within global multinationals and leading not-for-profit organisations. Francesca holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and Economics from the John’s Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. She is fluent in English, French and Italian and also speaks Spanish and some Norwegian.
Ed has a particular interest and expertise in access to medicines issues, which he has developed during his time in consultancy and working in-house for a major pharmaceutical company. He has advised on hard-hitting policy and media campaigns designed to enable patients to gain access to the highest quality clinical care.
Agnes has extensive expertise in the EU regulatory field in public health. Prior to joining the Incisive Health team in Brussels in 2017, Agnes worked in the European Parliament on health policy and EU regulatory matters. She also has experiences in advocacy work, policy research and consultancy. Agnes holds a doctorate degree in Social Sciences from Freiburg University in Germany. Her working languages are English, German and French and she also speaks some Spanish and Turkish.
Christiane is experienced in UK and international health policy matters, advising clients on a wide range of issues from health technology assessment processes to cancer funding policies. Prior to joining Incisive Health, Christiane worked at the European Commission and the European Parliament. She holds an MPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford.
During her career in public affairs, Elizabeth has advised clients on the facilitation of partnership working and collaborative approaches for addressing complex health policy challenges. She has been involved in projects relating to medicines optimisation, specialised healthcare and new models of care.
During Jonny’s career in public affairs, he has advised clients to influence change on a wide range of issues, including new models of care, the NHS workforce, health technology, the NHS estate and social care funding. Prior to entering consultancy, Jonny gained experience working for a Member of Parliament and in the Policy and Strategy team at a local authority.
Rosie is an experienced consultant, having advised clients on a range of policy issues across the health sector, from complex disease areas through to the development of the provider landscape. She has worked with senior NHS leaders, hospitals, trade unions and professional membership bodies, as well as providers into the NHS, including biotech companies.
Prior to joining Incisive Health, Aalia studied for an MSc in Cardiovascular Science at University College London after graduating with a first class degree in Human and Medical Science. She currently supports clients on issues ranging from public health interventions through to care for people with long-term conditions.
Prior to joining Incisive Health, Greg worked for a Labour MP, as well as gaining experience in campaigning at the Alzheimer’s Society. He graduated with a first class degree in History from the University of Oxford and went on to study for an MA in International Relations at the University of Warwick.
Jack is an experienced health policy consultant with expertise spanning the independent healthcare sector, technology assessment processes and specialised commissioning. Jack works with pharmaceutical companies, independent healthcare providers and campaign groups in public affairs and media relations in the UK and EU, having joined Incisive Health from a policy and communications consultancy.
Kieran joined Incisive Health from a specialist public affairs agency, where he helped clients understand complex public sector stakeholder and policy environments. He holds a degree in History from the University of Oxford and a Masters from King’s College London.
Prior to joining Incisive Heath, Maddy worked in the Communications Team at the Nuffield Trust, a health policy think tank, where she had a broad remit of events, marketing and stakeholder engagement. Maddy currently advises clients on issues ranging from public health interventions to genomics.
Prior to joining Incisive Health, Neena worked closely with ministers in the Department of Health and on government policy, including coordinating mental health support for victims of emergencies. She has an MA in Medical Law and Ethics from King’s College London and currently advises pharmaceutical companies and charities on a range of complex issues.
Toby joined Incisive Health from the parliamentary office of George Freeman MP, where he supported him in his role as Government Life Sciences Advisor. He currently advises clients on issues such as genomics, health technology assessment and HIV care.
Will has a background in healthcare communications, with a focus on rare diseases and specialised commissioning. He works with pharmaceutical and charity sector clients across multiple disease areas, supporting them on issues ranging from reimbursement campaigns to policy analysis.
Following his graduation from the University of Cambridge with a starred first in History, Antonio joined Incisive Health in October 2017. He currently advises clients on a range of issues, including immunological conditions, infectious diseases, and corporate strategy.
Henry joined us after completing an MA in Governance and Public Policy at the University of Sheffield, having previously been awarded First Class Honours with Distinction for his BA in Politics with International Relations at the University of York. Prior to joining Incisive Health, Henry had written on global health for an academic journal and he now advises clients on a range of issues including corporate strategy, NICE reform and care for people with long-term health conditions.
Prior to joining Incisive Health, Klark was a published researcher for King’s College London and then worked in the Secretariat of the European Parliament before joining a consultancy specialising in EU affairs. He holds a first-class BA in European Studies from King’s College London, a MSc in EU Politics from the London School of Economics and speaks fluent French.
Prior to joining Incisive Health, Oliver worked for a Liberal Democrat MP. He graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BA Hons in Politics and currently advises clients on a range of topical issues, including NHS service redesign and Brexit.
Before joining Incisive, Thomas spent over four years in Parliament working on a range of successful health-related campaigns – most recently for the Labour MP Diana Johnson, where he led her work on the Infected Blood Inquiry and reproductive healthcare law reform. He holds an MSc in Social Policy (with Distinction) from the LSE, and currently advises clients on issues ranging from the social care provider market to access to specialised treatments.
Zain joined Incisive following the internship programme in May 2017. Prior to joining Incisive Health, Zain obtained a BSc in Pharmacology, specialising in Neuropharmacology. Zain went on to complete a Masters in Policy Studies from the University of Edinburgh and currently supports clients on a range of issues from pharmacy reform to public health interventions.
Brice joined Incisive Health in November 2016 as the Director of Finance and Operations, responsible for Finance, Legal, Controls and Operations. Prior to this Brice worked for 10 years at an international consultancy as a Finance Controller. He started his career in Belgium and moved to the UK in 2011. Brice is an Associate Chartered Management Accountant.
Sue joined Incisive Health in March 2014 as Office and Operations Manager and ensures smooth day-to-day running of the office. With extensive experience in financial management and administration, she oversees Incisive Health’s invoicing arrangements and relationships with suppliers.
Laura is Incisive Health’s Personal Assisant, responsible for providing the founding partners and team with administrative support.
We are keen to hear from people who are passionate about health and committed to making a difference for patients. If you’d like to join our team please get in touch.
Photography by Lisa Bretherick.