Rich Ferrie

Chief Executive Officer, London BioInnovation Centre Ltd

Rich is CEO of London BioInnovation Centre Ltd, a subsidiary company of the Royal Veterinary College and a key provider of innovation space and supports for early-stage biotech companies in London’s vibrant Knowledge Quarter. He joined having spent 3 years at UCC where he was Director of Innovation, responsible for technology transfer, entrepreneurship, consultancy, and incubation.

Prior to that he was at University of Manchester where, during 18 years of service, he held various innovation positions culminating with him being Director of Operations of its subsidiary innovation company. His early career was with AstraZeneca Diagnostics where he held scientific and business development roles before leading its Sales & marketing function internationally. Rich has advised Enterprise Ireland and BBSRC and works closely with Praxis Auril where he co-directs its course on spin-out company creation.

Rich holds a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry (Sussex) and a PhD in molecular biology from Reading.