Dr John Brown, CBE, FRSE

Past Member
Dr John Brown, CBE, FRSE

John has extensive experience in the life sciences sector. He is the former Chairman of BTG plc,  CXR Biosciences Ltd and current chairman for Cell Therapy Catapult Centre, a non-executive Director of Vectura Group plc and Axis-Shield plc, and was a Director of Cambridge Antibody Technology plc until its acquisition by AstraZeneca.

In the public sector he Chairs the Roslin Foundation , co-Chairs the Life Sciences Industry Advisory Board for the Scottish Government and is a non-executive Director of the Technology Strategy Board. He is an advisor to several private equity and venture capital funds, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Honorary Professor of the University of Edinburgh. Until Dec 2003, John was Chief Executive of Acambis plc, a leading producer of vaccines to treat and prevent infectious disease. He joined Acambis as Finance Director in 1995 and was appointed CEO in 1997.