DR KATH MACKAY
Director of Life Sciences, Bruntwood SciTech – Alderley Park
Dr Kath Mackay is Director of Life Sciences of Bruntwood SciTech’s Alderley Park, the UK’s largest single site life science and innovation campus. She is on the leadership team of Bruntwood SciTech – a 50:50 JV between leading property developer Bruntwood and Legal & General – the UK’s largest network of science and technology campuses.
Kath joined from Innovate UK where she was Director of Ageing Society, Health and Nutrition, and part of the executive management team leading the economic growth of all industrial sectors through business led innovation. She led the team responsible for growing and scaling businesses working in the biomedical, health, agriculture and food sectors, including development of new challenges under the Government’s Industrial Strategy and responsibility for the Cell & Gene Therapy Catapult and Medicines Discovery Catapult.
Kath is also Non-Executive Director of the Northern Health Science Alliance, the North of England’s health partnership, across a population of 16 million people, bringing together ten universities, ten research-intensive NHS Trusts and four Academic Health Science Networks, and Non-Executive Director of the UK’s Antimicrobial Resistance Centre.