Leadership Team

Mark Warne

CEO

Appointed July 2018, having previously served as executive chairman and non-executive director.

Previously at IP Group Plc, leading the Healthcare team, and pre-clinical drug discovery CRO, Exelgen (previously Tripos Discovery Research)

PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons) Chemistry. Chartered Chemist and member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Lauren Lees

Finance Director

4 years at BioOutsource, a high growth start-up life science company acquired by Sartorius AG, where she was Group Financial Controller.

Experienced AIM audit executive at Grant Thornton.

ICAS Chartered Accountant and BA (Hons) Accounting.

Alan Dunn

COO

Previously COO at Power Networks Demonstration Centre and Director of Software Engineering at GE Digital Energy.

Director and Founder of computer software business 3Ideas.

Steve Coles

CTO

Previously Mears Group Plc, Tripos Discovery Research, Genomics Plc and UK Government.

20 years technical experience, where he has been central to the development and commercialisation of integrated software and hardware in the chemistry and biology arenas.

An expert in developing high performance, integrated, multi-tier, data environments.

Chris Smith

Marketing

Previously Marketing Director serving on the main Board of Virgin Experience Days. He led the marketing strategy that transformed a £6m business into a £60m business.

Has also held positions at Premier Inn and Whitbread Plc.

Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Paul Whittles

Sales Director

A life science leader with 20 years of commercial experience in the field of scientific software, instrumentation and services.  He has worked globally, having been based in North America for ThalesNano.

Previously served as Sales and Marketing Director and went on to become Managing Director at Sirius Analytical Instruments.

Paul has also worked in a sales capacity for a range of high growth life science companies including Accelrys (now 3DS life sciences), Personal Chemistry (now Biotage) and InforSense (now a part of IDBS).