VP, People & Culture

Anna Richardson

Anna Richardson joined atai Life Sciences in 2021 as Chief of Staff to the CEO and Director of Stakeholder Engagement, and then took over the VP role of People & Culture in December 2021.

Previously, Anna worked at the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office, where she most recently served as Chief of Staff to the Political Director (the UK’s most senior diplomat). Prior to that, she held a range of diplomatic posts in Madrid, Paris and Brussels.

Anna holds a BA (1st Class Hons) from the University of Cambridge; a dual MIA (Master of International Affairs) from Columbia University and Sciences Po; and a MSc in Psychology from Coventry University. Her 2020 MSc thesis focused on patients’ experience of an Imperial College London double-blind study of psilocybin vs. escitalopram for the treatment of major depressive disorder.


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