Simon Saxby
CEO
Simon has over thirty years of global international experience in life sciences, including his recent roles as CEO of Stratophase Ltd and Project Director for the design and build of the UK Government’s Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult commercial scale GMP Manufacturing Centre in Stevenage. He is a course mentor for the Cambridge University MBE programme and has also served as a Visiting Lecturer in Industrial Biotechnology at Vienna Medical and Technical University, and as a Course Student Advisor at The Boston University School of Management, USA.
Nicolas Holton
PRINCIPAL R&D SCIENTIST
Nick graduated from the University of Otago with a PhD in Biochemistry. He has extensive postdoctoral experience working on the biochemistry and function of plant membrane receptors and has also worked for many years with Agrobacterium and Nicotiana species.
Ross Overman
PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST PROCESS DEVELOPMENT
Ross graduated from the University of York with a degree in biochemistry and holds a PhD in Biomolecular Science from the University of Manchester where he gained his passion for protein engineering. Prior to joining Leaf Expression Systems, Ross worked for 16 years in the pharmaceutical industry as a molecular biologist, protein biochemist and project manager, supporting early phase discovery projects across many different therapeutic areas. During his time in large pharma, Ross gained experience working with recombinant protein production from different expression systems (insect cells, HEK293, E. coli) and used a range of protein purification technologies to generate reagents for biochemical and biophysical assays, structural biology and antibody development. At Leaf, Ross leads the downstream processing and quality control activities. He is involved with planning and coordinating new projects, working closely with clients and collaborators to produce reagents for diagnostic applications, research activities and novel therapeutics.
Rebecca Holland
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Peter Garrod
FACILITIES MANAGER
Polly Ferris
Marketing and Communications Officer