Sue Charles
Managing Partner, Instinctif


Sue leads the global Life Sciences practice of Instinctif Partners, a leading business communications consultancy.

Having been actively involved with the biotech sector for over three decades, Sue is passionate about helping the UK’s strengths in bioscience innovation translate into commercial and investor success. Her global experience covers advising early stage private to large multinational companies, supporting clients through periods of celebration and challenge, and supporting successful financings both privately and on public markets. She has also provided communications counsel to academic and not-for-profit organisations in addition to numerous venture funds. Sue has contributed to initiatives to encourage the development of talent, including being an early supporter of BiotechYES and as founder of the ‘Career Alternatives for Scientists’ initiative.

A current member of the Board of the UK BioIndustry Association (BIA), Sue is an entrepreneur and business leader who has founded and sold three communications consultancies, an experienced CEO of a biotech spin-out and holder of non-executive positions. Sue was named as one of most inspirational women working in Life Sciences in in 2016 and again in 2017.

Sue has a first class Masters degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University and an MBA from Cranfield Business School.
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