Management Team

Tim Wilson
Tim Wilson
Chief Executive Officer
Tim’s career in the life sciences has encompassed start ups, venture capital, investment banking and equity research. He has held senior positions at a number of firms including NM Rothschild, Hambrecht and Quist, UBS, SG Cowen and Pacific Growth Equities. In 2013 he founded Longcross Advisers, a life science-focused corporate finance firm. He gained his PhD from the MRC’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge and a BSc (Hons) in biochemistry from Imperial College, London.
Vivienne Cox
Vivienne Cox
Director, Research Operations
Vivienne’s career in the biotech industry includes research management roles at Wellcome Biotech and SmithKline Beecham. She was co-founder of Adprotech Ltd, a company developing novel proteins therapeutics and vaccines. In 2001 she founded UK Bioscience Consultants and has provided life science commercialization consultancy to many of the UK’s leading universities and medical institutes. She holds a PhD from Imperial College, London.
Kevin FitzGerald
Kevin FitzGerald
Chief Scientific Officer
Kevin began his career in the biotechnology industry at Cambridge Antibody Technology (now part of Medimmune, an AstraZeneca company) when CAT was still in its start-up phase. He went on to found and manage Isogenica Ltd and has since held CEO positions with PhosImmune Inc., Activiomics Ltd and F-star GmbH. Kevin studied for his PhD in the laboratory of Sir Gregory Winter at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge and for his MBA at Aston Business School following receipt of a Sainsbury Management Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering, London.
Grant Hawthorne
Grant Hawthorne
Chief Financial Officer
Grant is an experienced operations and finance executive working with private equity backed companies in the biotech sector. He has acted as COO/CFO in recent years for life science companies including Auspherix and Inotec AMD. Previously he was in the general tech sector where he was involved in a number of successful private equity exits including Cronto and 7 Safe. He was Finance Director and part of the early management team at Azea Networks, a company that successfully raised $80million and was acquired by Xtera Communications Inc. Grant trained as an accountant in South Africa.