The Team

Samantha Walker

Chief Executive

Sam is the Chief Executive of Rank Prize. Prior to joining the organisation, she worked at Prostate Cancer UK on their Healthcare Improvement Programmes. She has a background in science; she studied Applied Biological Sciences with a focus on genetics at university and previously worked as a Science Operations Officer at the world-renowned Francis Crick Institute. In addition to her non-profit experience, Sam has a keen interest in finance and accounting.

Amy Douthett

Interim Admin & Communications

Amy is an experienced communications consultant who has worked primarily in the non-profit sector. She was Director of Communications for campaigning charity Sense about Science (co-founders of the John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science) and more recently spent a year at the Institute of Physics working on an internal communications review.