Finance and Operations
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 020
Richard Short is co-founder of Costello Medical and Director of Finance and Operations. He is responsible for the financial oversight of all group companies and strategic planning both in the UK and internationally. He feels privileged to work alongside so many talented individuals and enjoys seeking new ways to unlock their potential, the creative force behind Costello Medical’s rapidly expanding technical expertise and geographical reach.
After completing a Masters degree in Classics at the University of Oxford, Richard went on to Harvard University for a PhD in Roman history. In between, he gained experience working in asset management at Insight Investment (formerly Clerical Medical), where he served on the alternative investments team and specialised in venture capital, private equity and hedge funds.
Head of Finance and Operations
Position: Head of Finance and Operations
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 035
Within the Operations Division at Costello Medical, Laura is responsible for company-wide resource planning, recruitment, and internal and external training, to ensure that the company’s high quality standards and core values are maintained during the current period of rapid growth. Her position as Head of Finance and Operations also includes financial and HR responsibilities, as well as the provision of strategic input on the company’s development.
Since joining Costello Medical in 2010, Laura has gained experience leading a variety of client projects including HTA submissions, economic tools, systematic literature reviews and advisory boards. She enjoys combining her knowledge of Costello Medical’s service offerings with her organisational and managerial skills in her role as Head of Finance and Operations. Laura particularly relishes the opportunity to work within such a talented team, and to oversee new innovative initiatives that will contribute to the development of the company as a whole, and all individuals within it.
Laura is currently studying towards an MBA by distance learning at the Warwick Business School and looks forward to applying her gained knowledge to the benefit of Costello Medical. She previously graduated from the University of Cambridge with a first class honours MPhil in Computational Biology, and from the University of York with a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics with distinction.
Position: Company Accountant
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 072
Michael joined Costello Medical as Company Accountant in July 2016 with the aim of further developing the finance function in order to support the ongoing growth of the business.
Having gained a degree in Law from the University of Cambridge he then spent 12 years working within an accountancy practice, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor, prior to moving into direct roles within businesses. He has experience of working with companies across a wide range of sectors and brings a broad knowledge of accounts and finance to the Costello Medical team.
Michael enjoys using his expertise to support the development of businesses and looks forward to working with the talented team at Costello Medical in further developing and growing the company.
Position: HR Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 048
As HR Manager, Sophie supports the global Costello Medical team and has responsibility for delivering a wide range of HR and recruitment processes, including payroll and benefits administration, the performance review process, and other internal activities such as the annual employee survey. Creating continuing learning and development opportunities for all staff is central to Costello Medical’s commitment to delivering high quality work, and Sophie helps to coordinate and plan training activities across the company.
Sophie graduated from the University of Leeds in June 2011 with an upper second class BA in Cultural Studies. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management awarded by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and is an Associate Member of this organisation. Before joining Costello Medical, Sophie worked as a recruitment specialist for leading software company Autonomy, prior to which she pursued an internship in the HR department of the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, a global conservation charity working in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme.
Senior Events Coordinator
Position: Senior Events Coordinator
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 041
Laura joined the Operations Division in September 2013 during an important time of rapid growth. Since then she has seen the team double in size and has played a key role in training, mentoring and managing junior members of the team ensuring the efficient completion and high quality of work carried out by the Operations Division.
As a Senior Events Coordinator, Laura’s time is split between Operations and Medical Affairs. Laura’s Operations responsibilities include overseeing company-wide travel planning, managing Operations budgets, planning for the division along with the rest of the Operations Senior Team, and ensuring that the division’s processes are documented and maintained as the company continues to grow. Laura is also responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the office alongside the Senior Facilities Coordinator, and for ensuring that we fulfil one of our core company values: Fun.
Laura passed her Event Management Diploma in Marketing and Communications, accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), in July 2015 with the Event Academy in London (formerly Ashdown Academy). Since then she has played an instrumental role in expanding our Medical Affairs service offerings to include logistics and event support; building an internal team and delivering a number of successful events.
Laura enjoys the variety her role brings and is delighted to be part of a thriving and vibrant organisation that is committed to high quality. She is excited to continue expanding our event management service offering over the coming months, embracing the challenges this will bring.
Senior Facilities Coordinator
Position: Senior Facilities Coordinator
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 039
Since joining the company in 2013, Paul has taken on the day-to-day management of the office facilities at Costello Medical, working closely with suppliers and contractors to provide a first class service to his colleagues in order to ensure that the office runs smoothly and efficiently.
In March 2016, Paul obtained the Level 3 Certificate in Facilities Management, accredited by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM).
Aside from his work in facilities, Paul is also responsible for IT support, alongside the company’s external support provider. This is a challenging part of Paul’s role, but one that he enjoys a great deal, despite being disappointed to learn that restarting a laptop really does resolve a large majority of IT issues!
Prior to joining the company, Paul worked for organisations in the office fit-out and refurbishment and pharmaceutical industries. He is delighted to be able to combine his knowledge and experience in both areas at Costello Medical.
Senior Accounts Assistant
Position: Senior Accounts Assistant
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 494
Maryanne joined Costello Medical in April 2017 to play a key part in supporting the finance team. She has more than 24 years of experience in corporate finance, working in a variety of small, medium and large enterprises. Having worked internationally, including in the UK for the last 18 years, her finance experience is underpinned by a Law degree, as well as AAT Level 3. She is passionate about delivering a good service and has a strong team ethic.
Maryanne is keen to bring her enthusiasm and knowledge to this exciting phase in the company’s growth.
Senior HR Coordinator
Position: Senior HR Coordinator
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 067
Emma joined Costello Medical in February 2016 and in her role as Senior HR Coordinator she supports the HR and recruitment functions for the Cambridge, London and Singapore offices.
Alongside these duties, Emma also works with the wider Operations Division to provide general administrative and project support to the scientific teams. Emma is looking forward to continuing to study and will be working towards a Human Resources qualification accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Emma is excited to be contributing to the continued growth of the company through her work in recruitment.
Position: Accounts Assistant
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 531
Aaron joined Costello Medical’s Operations Team as an Accounts Assistant in November 2016, to assist with the day-to-day financial administration of the company, including the purchase ledger, sales ledger, staff expenses and credit card reconciliations for both the UK and Singapore offices.
Aaron graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in June 2016, achieving a first class degree in Accounting and Finance. This is his first full-time accounting role having previously gained accounting experience in a temporary role for Arrow ECS, and part-time for the Stephen Perse Foundation. Aaron is continuing with his studies with the aim to complete his ACCA qualification to become a Chartered Accountant.
Aaron has worked in a number of different industries, starting off at the Cambridge News. He has also worked within gaming, horse racing, insurance, hotel accommodation, IT, and education, and is thoroughly looking forward to working in the medical field.
Office and Finance Administrator
Position: Office and Finance Administrator
Tel: +65 67 17 99 82
Jenny joined Costello Medical as an Office and Finance Administrator in June 2014. She has played a key role in supporting the growth of the Singapore office, by providing support in developing the office management and financial administration processes of the company.
Prior to joining Costello Medical, Jenny gained extensive experience in office administration in previous roles, including 10 years in the pharmaceutical industry at Janssen Cilag in Singapore. She is excited to resume work in the pharmaceutical industry, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience required to provide strong support to the team in Singapore.
Position: Operations Administrator
Tel: +44 (0) 207 544 8511
Joseph joined Costello Medical in May 2017 as the Operations Administrator for the London office. In this role Joseph provides administrative support to the Operations Division and the scientific teams.
Prior to joining Costello Medical, Joseph graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Biomedical Science and has since worked in a customer service role for a global data protection company. Having been drawn to the varied nature of operations, Joseph relishes the challenge of ensuring the smooth running of the division and is excited to be a part of the company.
Position: Personal Assistant
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 020
Megan joined Costello Medical’s Operations Division as a Personal Assistant in September 2017 to assist Jeanette Kusel, Scientific Director, with her day-to-day activities. Alongside these duties, she also provides general administrative support to the wider company.
Before joining Costello Medical, Megan gained a Diploma in Equine Management before deciding to change her career path by starting a junior admin role at a solicitors. Following this, she progressed into administration, account co-ordinator and personal assistant roles in different industries.
Megan looks forward to her role at Costello Medical and is excited to be working within the medical industry.
Position: HR Administrator
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 077
Klaudia joined Costello Medical in October 2017 as an HR Administrator to support the HR and recruitment functions for the Cambridge and London offices.
Prior to joining Costello Medical, Klaudia gained an upper second class honours degree in International Relations and has worked in various administrative roles for the NHS. Currently Klaudia is pursuing a postgraduate degree in HR Management accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Klaudia is looking forward to using her ongoing education and training to help Costello Medical achieve its goals.
Facilities and IT Administrator
Position: Facilities and IT Administrator
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 792 497
Col joined Costello Medical in January 2018 as Facilities and IT Administrator.
Col’s main responsibility is to support the facilities and IT requirements of his colleagues, whom he fondly sees as his customers. With duties ranging from first line IT troubleshooting to ensuring that the staff kitchen is shipshape, Col is happy to help where possible.
Col has a background in administration, having studied for a Secretarial and IT Diploma fresh out of school and subsequently gained experience with the Department for Work and Pensions, the University of Kent and the University of Cambridge. Col supports the business through a passion for practical problem solving, user experience and customer satisfaction.
Outside of work Col can often be seen carrying a sketch book and pencil, always prepared for inspiration among the crowds.
Position: Personal Assistant
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 913 024
Tanisha joined Costello Medical in March 2018 as a Personal Assistant to support Laura Silk, Head of Finance and Operations, and the wider Operations Division in both Cambridge and London.
Prior to joining Costello Medical, Tanisha worked in the NHS for two and a half years as a Personal Assistant to the Clinical Director and Operations Manager of Pathology, and hopes the knowledge and skills that she has acquired will enable her to help Costello Medical achieve its goals.
She is especially excited about helping to oversee the relocation of our Cambridge office and sees it as a great opportunity to support the company as it continues to grow. Tanisha also hopes in the future that further study towards a degree in business management will enhance her ability to maintain the high-quality standards that Costello Medical takes pride in.
Alongside this work, she will also be providing support to Lucy Eddowes, Head of the Multidisciplinary Division and is looking forward to engaging with the wide range of divisions that make up the Costello Medical team.