Dr Brown has extensive experience in the life sciences sector. He is Chairman of Kyowa Kirin International plc and Synpromics Ltd, and a Non-executive Director of Electrical Geodesics Inc Quantum pharma plc and BioCity Nottingham. Previously, he was Chairman of BTG plc , Axis-Shield plc, Touch Bionics and CXR Biosciences.
In the public sector, he is Chairman of the Cell Therapy Catapult, The Roslin Foundation and the Easter Bush Development Board and a member of MRC Council.
He has recently retired as a co-Chair of the Life Sciences Industry Advisory Board and was a member of the Scottish Science Advisory Council. He is an advisor to private equity and venture capital funds, a Fellow and Trustee of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Honorary Professor of the University of Edinburgh. He was created CBE in 2011. Dr Brown was Chief Executive of Acambis plc, a leading producer of vaccines to treat and prevent infectious disease, from 1997-2004.
About the Scottish Life Sciences Awards
The awards recognise the success and achievements of Scotland’s internationally-renowned life sciences sector in areas including innovation, investment, community engagement and collaboration. The awards also focus on the ongoing work of Scottish Enterprise and its partners to grow and develop a sustainable, globally-competitive life sciences sector in Scotland.
Scotland's life sciences industry already contributes more than £4.2 billion a year to the Scottish economy with some 700 organisations employing in excess of 37,000 people. It is globally recognised for its high levels of innovation - translating ideas and research into novel treatments and world-leading therapies.
Easter Bush Campus
- The University of Edinburgh
- Midlothian, EH25 9RG
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- Wallace Building
- Midlothian, EH25 9PP
CEO of Roslin BioCentre and Roslin Innovation Centre: John Mackenzie
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