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Experienced senior executive and entrepreneur with many years of experience in drug discovery, company formation, financing, growth and exit. Neil has previously founded both biotech and contract research organisations. As founder of KWS BioTest, Neil grew a CRO from inception to sale, providing both scientific and commercial leadership. He has also been Director of Immunology at Charles River Laboratories, Director of Strategic Alliances at the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research and Chairman of the BSI. His commercial experience is founded on a strong scientific track record as Professor of Immunology at the University of Bristol. Neil is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs to build businesses that make a difference to patients’ lives.