Joe Anderson, PhD

Chief Executive Officer, London, UK

Joe has over 30 years’ experience in the life sciences industry with a successful track record of generating investment returns. He was a partner at Abingworth LLP for 12 years, where he led venture-capital style investments in public companies. He has founded and managed public equities funds and been a director of Algeta (acquired by Bayer AG for $2.9 billion), Amarin plc, Cytos (merged with Kuros) and Epigenomics AG, and is currently a director of Autolus Therapeutics.

Joe began his career at the Ciba (now Novartis) Foundation, before joining The Wellcome Trust in 1990 where he became head of the strategy team. He then moved to the City of London as a pharmaceuticals analyst at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson before being appointed as Head of Global Healthcare and Portfolio Manager at First State Investments, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, in London. Joe has a PhD in Biochemistry and extensive board level experience of building successful life science companies.