Discovery Park, the Life Sciences Opportunity Zone for ambitious and growing life sciences companies, is pleased to announce the appointment of science park expert Jane Kennedy to the new role of Chief Business Officer (CBO). The new CBO, who has over a decade of experience of science parks and incubators, will play an important role in building the community of innovative companies at Discovery Park. This will include new tenants for the Park’s Incubator facility, which is expected to open at the beginning of 2022.
Jane brings to Discovery Park extensive experience of building life sciences communities and attracting tenants, driving success at Roslin BioCentre and BioCity Scotland. Via involvement in the UK BioIncubator Forum, the Glasgow BioCorridor, Glasgow’s Clinical Innovation Zone and the University of Edinburgh’s Bayes Centre, she has expertise in developing collaborations to drive innovation and economic growth. Joining from Eden Scott Talent Spark, where she developed management teams and Boards for high-tech companies, Jane spent her early career in advertising and communications.
Jane Kennedy, Chief Business Officer of Discovery Park, said, ‘Discovery Park has a range of innovative tenant companies and an ambitious growth strategy which I’m really excited by. I’m looking forward to working with Mayer and the business development team to deliver on the strategy, including the Incubator and Manufacturing Village vision.’
Mayer Schreiber, CEO of Discovery Park, said, ‘Jane’s extensive experience in science park development will be invaluable in helping us become a world class world leading science park, developing our community of innovative companies. I’m delighted to welcome her to the Discovery Park team as we leverage our Life Sciences Opportunity Zone status and continue to grow.’