Katie Petty-Saphon

Katie Petty-Saphon

Chief Executive, Medical Schools Council

Katie Petty-Saphon is the Chief Executive of the Medical Schools Council. The secretariat she heads also runs the membership organisations for the Dental, Pharmacy and Veterinary Schools Councils as well as the Association of UK University Hospitals.

Katie has worked in industry for many years, founding three successful companies. She was Chief Operating Officer for Sir John Tooke’s Independent Inquiry into Modernising Medical Careers, a contribution which was marked in the 2011 New Year’s Honours.

Katie is a Trustee of the UK Clinical Aptitude Test Consortium and of the Schwab Westheimer Trust and a former Trustee of the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund. She is immediate past President of The Newnham College Associates, a former Governor of the University of Hertfordshire and former Deputy Chair of Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust. Katie marked the millennium by planting 10,000 trees which have now grown into a dense wood in Wendens Ambo, Essex.