Nancy has been following the UK and European healthcare markets for over 25 years, her interest having been kindled by fellow students from St Mary’s Medical College while studying for her MBA (Distinction) at Imperial College. After a spell as a buy-side analyst in the early days of ABN Amro Asset Management she joined UBS in the mid-1990s as a sell-side analyst based in London and became the firm’s European healthcare analyst, a position she held until 2002 (Extel rated). Having formed her healthcare consultancy business in 2003 she joined Hawkpoint Partners in 2004 as a Senior Adviser. In 2012 she joined Smith Square Partners where she leads the firm’s healthcare practice. Her knowledge of the healthcare – and social care – markets is broad-based ranging from the pharma/medical company’s factory gate to the consumer; supply chain to care home and child care to old age care. She is an experienced PLC non-executive director and also active in the voluntary arena, inter-alia running a support group for cancer patients.