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The Board of Management is responsible for advising and supporting the Director in his management responsibilities. Specifically it ensures that the Institute’s science is delivered according to its research plans through effective leadership, management and oversight.
Professor Sir Mike Stratton
Wellcome Sanger Institute Director
Professor Sir Mike Stratton is Director of the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Chief Executive of the Wellcome Genome Campus. Mike leads the Institute as it enters a new era of genome research - an era that will be about application of genomics research to develop new diagnostics and precision treatments for patients.
Dr Martin Dougherty
Chief Operating Officer Management Operations
Martin is accountable for leadership across a range of management and support functions underpinning the research programmes and Genome Campus operations. These include areas such as HR and organisational development, finance and H&S, through to capital projects, facilities management and research administration.
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Equality, diversity and inclusion at the Sanger Institute
Our global reputation for excellence is founded on enabling our staff and students from all backgrounds to thrive. We strive to promote and maintain a diverse, inclusive and stimulating workplace, and celebrate and value our staff for their differences in thought, background, experience and perspectives.
We are focusing on impactful and sustained changes that encourage and support a positive culture of equality, diversity, and inclusion. As part of this, we are committed to a range of long-term, targeted activities which promote gender equality and recruitment, retention and progression of women within the organisation.