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.
Richard Hart
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Richard has worked in the biopharmaceutical industry for 30+ years with extensive experience in the manufacturing of biologics using mammalian, microbial and yeast cell culture approaches. Richard is keen to lead the growth of the contract research, development and manufacturing activities that support Leaf’s clients’ programmes for the development of human and veterinary biologics, with the significant time and cost savings that plan-based expression enables.
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. He has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 15 years where he produced a range of proteins to support drug discovery across a number disease areas.
Rebecca Holland
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Peter Garrod
FACILITIES MANAGER
Polly Ferris
Marketing and Communications Officer