Abcam plc, a global leader in the supply of life science research tools, is pleased to announce the appointment of Giles Kerr as a non-executive Director with effect from 12 December 2018.
Giles has extensive experience as an executive and non-executive Director in a wide range of public and private organisations. He recently stepped down as Finance Director of Oxford University, a position he had held since 2005. He remains a non-executive Director of Arix Biosciences plc, Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc, Senior plc, PayPoint plc as well as Oxford Sciences Innovation. From 1990 to 2004 Giles held a number of roles at Amersham plc, including Group Finance Director. Giles is a graduate in Economics from the University of York and a Chartered Accountant.
Peter Allen, Chairman of Abcam said: "I am delighted Giles is joining the Board of Abcam. Giles brings a wealth of experience within the life science sector, finance and a first-hand understanding of our academic research customers. He will make a valuable contribution to our Board."
Giles Kerr commented: "I have known and admired Abcam’s business for many years and am proud to be able to join the team. I look forward to working with the Board as the Company continues to execute on its strategy and build on its position as global leader."
Giles will join the Audit & Risk Committee.
The composition of each of the Board Committees has also been amended and is confirmed as follows:
Peter Allen (Chairman)
Louise Patten (Chairman)
Audit and Risk Committee
Sue Harris (Chairman)