Giles Kerr

Non-Executive Director

Giles has over 35 years experience in finance across a broad range of industrial sectors with a particular focus on life sciences. He was formerly CFO of the University of Oxford and during his tenure he established a successful investment office with £4bn under management and a £650m early-stage investment fund.

Through his role on the board of the University of Oxford’s technology transfer company, Oxford University Innovation Ltd., he has gained considerable experience of establishing and growing technology-based companies. Prior to joining the University of Oxford he was CFO of Amersham plc and during his time at Amersham the share price increased seven-fold. Giles has extensive experience as chairman and senior independent director, and as chairman of UK and US listed company audit committees. He is currently Chairman of the audit committees of Senior plc, Paypoint plc and a member of the audit committees of Abcam plc and Adaptimune Therapeutics plc. Prior to joining Amersham plc he was an audit partner with Arthur Anderson & Co.