Our Board

Mrs Jo Parfrey

Jo is an experienced and successful investment professional with more than 10 years in the private equity industry. A qualified accountant, ACA, by training, she has worked in the corporate finance departments of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies.

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Dr Simon Cook

Simon joined the Institute as a tenure-track group leader in 1997 and held a CRUK Senior Cancer Research Fellowship from 2000-2006.

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Dr Karen Lewis

Karen studied for a degree in biology and PhD in microbiology. Before joining BBSRC, she worked in commercial research and development with both a small biotechnology company and a large corporate.

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Dr Jane Osbourn OBE

Jane was an early employee of Cambridge Antibody Technology (CAT), which became MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. 

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Derek Jones

Derek is Chief Executive of Babraham Research Campus Ltd (formerly Babraham Bioscience Technologies Ltd (BBT)), the company which manages and develops the Babraham Research Campus.

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Becky Paxton

Becky is Chief Financial Officer. Having joined Babraham Research Campus Ltd (formerly BBT) in 2002, Becky is responsible for the finance, HR and health & safety functions of Babraham Research Campus Ltd.

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Clive Stanway

Clive is an independent cancer drug discovery and development advisor. In addition to the Babraham Research Campus, Clive holds non-executive director positions at Atelerix Ltd and CytoSeek Ltd and serves on the scientific advisory boards of 4Bio Capital and ANGLE plc.

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Alexander Hewitson

Alex is a highly experienced Chartered Engineer and Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years’ experience working in a variety of environments successfully delivering business critical projects and programmes; the last 13 years of which have been specialising within the life-sciences sector.

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