Team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Martin Walton – Executive Chairman

Martin Walton has enjoyed a highly successful 32-year career in banking and finance. His banking career culminated in being appointed Vice Chairman responsible for Europe and Asia-Pacific for Toronto Dominion Bank.

In addition he has managed portfolios in excess of $8bn in UK and Ireland, USA and Canada, Switzerland, and China. For the past 8 years he has been an activist VC / PE investor in the life sciences and tech sectors. Prior to joining iota Sciences, Martin was co-founder and CEO of Arthurian Life Sciences Limited, launching the Wales Life Sciences Fund in 2013; and co-founder of its successor company, Arix Bioscience Ltd in 2015. Having raised £52 million in a private round in 2016, Arix listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2017, raising £100 million. He has completed over 12 transactions in the past 5 years, including spin-outs, management buy-out, acquisitions, IPO, a dual listing and a de-listing, product sales and multiple funding rounds, both equity and debt offerings. Martin has been a non-Executive Director of Woodford Investment Management Ltd since its launch in 2014, and through Bradshaw Consulting Ltd, he advises major investors in the life sciences and tech sectors. He is a non-Executive Director of Simbec-Orion Group, a Contract Research Organisation, and Interrad Medical LLC, a Minneapolis-based medical device company. He sits on a number of advisory committees including the board of the £30 million Liverpool Life Sciences Accelerator Partnership and the board of the £300 million Cardiff University Innovation System.

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Edmond Walsh – Acting CEO, Non-executive director, Founder

Edmond Walsh is an Associate Professor at the University of Oxford; his core expertise is in fluid mechanics and heat transfer applied at both micro- and macroscales

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Alexander Feuerborn – CSO, Executive director, Founder

Alexander Feuerborn is an experienced cell- and molecular biologist with thorough expertise in bioinformatics. Throughout his career he has worked at world-class institutions, such as the German Cancer Research Centre (Heidelberg, Germany) and The Sir William Dunn School of Pathology (Oxford, UK)

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Peter Cook – Non-executive director, Founder

Peter Cook has held various positions at The Sir William Dunn School of Pathology in Oxford, latterly the EP Abraham Professorship of Cell Biology

Image Trevor Nicholls

Trevor Nicholls – Non-executive director

Trevor Nicholls has over 30 years of experience building international businesses in the life sciences (e.g., Affymetrix, Amersham International); he is currently CEO of CAB International, and non-executive chairman of Avacta Life Sciences

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Lilly Bussmann – Non-executive director, Investor

Lilly Bussmann is a Principal at Oxford Sciences Innovation plc. where she manages investments in both physics and life sciences.