Francesca Sadler

Dr Francesca Sadler

Chief Commercial Officer

Francesca joined Charnwood Discovery as Chief Commercial Officer in May 2023. She has extensive commercial experience in senior sales and marketing roles within the discovery and development CRO field.

Francesca’s previous role was at Eurofins Discovery where she most recently served as Senior Vice President Commercial with responsibilities across Europe, North America and Asia. This follows a distinguished career in senior roles at companies including Cyprotex, Aptuit and Charles River Discovery.


Francesca has a scientific background in Applied Biological Sciences and a PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Biology from Manchester Metropolitan University. More recently she gained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) achieving a distinction.


Francesca applies her considerable scientific and commercial experience, gained over 20 years, to the strategic growth and development of discovery and development CROs. This is achieved through a focus on creating the right teams, processes and infrastructure that best serve clients’ needs.