Plymouth Science Park welcomes new Finance and Business Development Director, who previously directed at a leading FTSE 100 company and worked with The Seafood Restaurant (Rick Stein) in Cornwall.

Neil McLeod took on his first Finance Director position in 1996 with a FTSE 100 company in Milton Keynes, and has since enjoyed a career delivering on growth and sales for a range of successful companies.

Following his move to Devon 20 years ago, Neil managed the acquisition of a medical insurance business with 15,000 customers for local insurance provider The Exeter, then joined The Seafood Restaurant in Cornwall in 2008 as Finance Director, helping to grow the business from four to 12 restaurants.

In his new role Neil will also be leading on business development, helping more innovative science, technology and healthcare organisations to utilise Plymouth Science Park’s cutting-edge facilities.

Neil said: “I’m delighted to start the next chapter of my career at Plymouth Science Park. It’s a thriving 25-acre hub of regional, national and international science and technology companies, and I’m excited to grow our community of innovative tenants, and build on the partnership between the Park, the University of Plymouth, and Plymouth City Council.”

Ian McFadzen, CEO of Plymouth Science Park, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Neil to our team to direct the Park’s finances, as well as lead on our business development strategy. Neil’s experience and knowledge in finance and new business will play a key role in the Park’s future growth, as we look to build our community of like-minded STEM innovators.”