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.

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.

Chris Smith

CMO

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).

Fraser Benson

Chief Financial Officer

Fraser has 17 years of accounting experience and significant exposure to fast-growing software businesses having worked at Tradeweb Inc., a NASDAQ listed electronic fixed income and derivatives trading platform, for eight years, latterly as Finance Director, Europe and Asia, supporting  the Group's international growth.

Jenny Hand

Chief of Staff

Joined the management team as Chief of Staff in early 2021 having being our Executive Assistant since June 2019. Jenny previously held positions at IP Group Plc and Reed Specialist Recruitment managing all aspects of business administration in SME’s.

 

Dr David M Parry

Synthetic Chemist

An experienced synthetic chemist, with a track record of delivering complex projects within the pharma and biotech sectors. David built and ran a business focused on automated medicinal chemistry, where compounds would be synthesised, then tested in a primary assay on the same platforms, with the results fed back into the software to inform the next round of automated synthesis.