Dr John Brown, CBE, FRSE, Chairman of Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT Catapult), will retire from the role at the end of 2021 after completing three successive terms. The Nomination Committee will establish a process, led by Hilary Newiss, to identify and appoint his successor in due course.
Dr Brown became Chairman in 2012 when the CGT Catapult was first established by Innovate UK. Working closely alongside the senior executive leadership of the CGT Catapult, Dr Brown led the board which steered the CGT Catapult towards impactful collaborations, addressing the challenges facing UK cell and gene therapy industry. The success of the CGT Catapult is evident in the growing number of start-of-the-art facilities including London, Stevenage, Braintree, and Edinburgh alongside its world-leading cell and gene therapy experts.
John Brown Chairman of Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult
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