Advisory Board

We are currently engaging with Advisors for 2014.  If you are interested in being involved please contact Janet Coyle.

Andy Richards

Andy Richards

Advisor

Dr. Andy Richards is an Entrepreneur and Angel Investor specialising in healthcare with a track record as a founder, director and active investor in more than 20 innovative companies over the last 14 years. He is currently Chairman of Ixico plc, Altacor, Abcodia, Novacta and Cambridge Temperature Concepts; and a Non-Executive Director of Arecor, PsychologyOnline CRT (the commercial arm of CR-UK) and Babraham Bioscience Technologies and an advisor to Vectura plc.

Cordelia Meacher

Cordelia Meacher

Advisor

FieldHouse Associates, headed up by Cordelia Meacher, works with high-growth mobile, tech, and digital companies – and VCs, angels and accelerators – to help businesses achieve their next stage of growth – be that funding, a product launch, or an exit. No hype, no crazy creative, no way-out promises – simply top-level strategic advice, and excellent execution.

Chris Blundell

Chris Blundell

Advisor – Communications

Chris is head of the global TMT group at Brunswick, the world’s leading corporate communications adviser. Brunswick works with companies across the technology and Internet industries, from industry leading multinationals to fast growing start ups. Chris is a passionate supporter of the UK as a global technology hub, and the growth of its start up community. He is a member of the Tech London Advocates, where he chairs the working group on Capital & Investment, runs an entrepreneurs’ mentoring program at Central Working in Shoreditch, and is a judge for the McKinsey Venture Academy.

Jonathan Luff

Jonathan Luff

Advisor

Jonathan was educated at Backwell School, and the Universities of Newcastle upon Tyne, Grenoble, and Bristol, where he studied politics, languages and international relations. In 2010, Jonathan joined the Prime Minister’s Office at 10 Downing Street, where his work focused on international issues. In late 2012, Jonathan left public service and established Luff & Company, a consulting firm specialising in the development of strategic partnerships. Jonathan lives near Guildford and, when not working, can be distracted by sport of almost any kind.

Hakim Yadi

Dr. Hakim Yadi

Advisor

Hakim joined the Northern Health Science Alliance in 2013 from PA Consulting Group where he previously focused on the integration of academia, clinical and business functions in the translational medicine field. Whilst at PA ConsultingHakim completed a secondment with UK Trade and Investment where he helped UKTI establish a new private-public sector model for delivering inward investment into the UK. Hakim holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Cambridge where he focused on the immunological interaction between the mother an foetus during pregnancy and is the author of several peer-reviewed publications. In 2011 Hakim helped start the not-for-profit, Global Heart Network where he is a Director and Vice President.

Nikki

Nikki (Gunanwardana) Brown

Advisor – CEO Summit

Full List of Advisors

Alex Van Someren
Andy Richards
Belinda Raynes
Charles Seely
Chris Blundell
Christoph Loch
Claire Ruskin
Cordelia Meacher
David Cleevely
David Hornik
David Rowan
Hermann Hauser
Jack Lang
James Bennet
Jonathan Luff
Matt Clifford
Philipp von Bieberstein
Sarah Kerruish
Stew McTavish
Tony Quested

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