John Gregson


MSc Immunology, Imperial College, London
MA Biological Sciences, University of Oxford

“I enjoy working at Novasecta as we take on the most challenging issues that senior leaders in the pharma and biotech industries are facing. We add value by working in partnership with our clients and providing creative, bespoke solutions to their challenges. We challenge each other at the same time as focusing on creating an enjoyable work environment. The work-life balance is a reality here - we don’t just pay lip service to it. We all perform better when there’s time to relax with family and friends and pursue interests outside work.”
John leads projects to enable pharma and biotech clients to address their biggest strategic issues, with a focus on corporate and business unit strategy development, and R&D and commercial operating model improvement. He started his career as a life sciences strategy consultant with global consulting firms, IMS Consulting Group (now IQVIA) and Charles River Associates, where he worked on a range of projects, including product and portfolio strategy, growth strategy, and commercial due diligence. At Charles River Associates, he played a major role in growing its European life sciences strategy practice, before moving to Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading independent charity dedicated to cancer research. As the Head of Research Strategy and Evaluation, he led a team to support senior leadership with strategic planning and evaluation across the charity’s research portfolio.


Novasecta has a different approach – you feel a sensitivity of working with a smaller consulting company which tailored its approach to help us start implementing the change