CEO at the Babraham Research Campus joins the region’s life science & healthcare membership organisation
One Nucleus, the Cambridge based not-for-profit membership organisation for the London-East of England life sciences and healthcare cluster, is delighted to announce the appointment of Derek Jones as a Non-Executive Director. Derek is Chief Executive of Babraham Bioscience Technologies Ltd (BBT), the organisation responsible for the development and management of the Babraham Research Campus.
Derek has over 25 years’ experience in the life science industry in both scientific and corporate roles with first-hand experience of establishing new businesses. He became Chief Executive of BBT in 2010, leading the restructuring of the business in 2013 in order for BBT to focus on development and management of the campus. He has overseen considerable growth of existing and new tenants since that time and recently created Accelerate@Babraham to facilitate further business creation in the cluster.
Derek will be an excellent addition to the One Nucleus Board. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in dealing with the challenges faced by the life science SMEs One Nucleus exists to help. We fully expect Derek to play a vital role as we continue the development of One Nucleus as the go to organisation for life sciences seeking to do business in or with the London – East of England corridor.
Commenting on his appointment Derek said: “Having been closely involved with One Nucleus since its creation, I very much look forward to working with the team to support their future objectives. These are challenging times for the sector and One Nucleus is extremely well placed to connect and champion the cluster to entrepreneurs, investors and policy makers in order to catalyse business creation and growth. I am delighted to have been asked to join the Board and look forward to bringing my experience to the Board, to support the team and assist One Nucleus members.”
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