Chair & Chief Executive Officer, Erebagen
Fiona is a biotechnology entrepreneur who has worked in the industry for >25 years and currently is Chair and CEO of Erebagen Limited a synthetic biology company with a technology platform for pharma discovery and development. She previously founded and developed biotech businesses notably Novacta Biosystems.
From 2018-2023 Fiona worked for Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) as Director of the Centre of Excellence in Infectious Diseases Research focused on commercial translation for the LSTM and University of Liverpool and subsequently as Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence supporting training and mentoring in commercial translation for staff and students. Early in her career Fiona worked in international business development and went on to found an investment incubator Healthcare Ventures, for the Rothschild Bioscience Unit and J&J Development Corporation investing in European entrepreneurs.
Fiona recently was appointed Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence for the University of Reading. She also advises the seed fund UKI2S and the NC3R’s CRACK IT Challenge, is a Bruntwood SciTech Life Sciences Mentor and a Non-Executive Director for Alder Hey NHS Foundation Trust.
Fiona has a BSc Hons (Biological Sciences; UEA), PhD (Biochemistry; UKC), MBA (London Business School) and was awarded an OBE in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours.