Released: Monday 13th June 2011
Edinburgh, 13th June 2011. The Scottish Lifesciences Association is delighted to announce that its Chairman, Dr John Brown, has received a CBE. In the same honours list Kevin Moore, SLA’s newest Board member, has received an OBE.
The Scottish Lifesciences Association has made an excellent start to its operations in Scotland. Following its launch in November 2010, the SLA now truly represents the Scottish Life Sciences business community having a member encompassing companies from the medical devices, diagnostics, biopharmaceutical and contract research organisations across Scotland thanks to the tireless work of its board.
Commenting, Scott Johnstone (CEO, of the Association) said, “I am delighted that our board members have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Both have made an enormous contribution to the life sciences community over the years and continue to do so through their involvement with our industry association”.
Notes to the Editor
Scottish Lifesciences Association: Scottish Lifesciences Association was set up in January 2011 to represent the Scottish Life Sciences Industry to the Scottish Government and its agencies to ensure that policy and support for the industry is maintained and increased.
John Brown: John has extensive experience in the life sciences sector. He is Chairman of BTG plc, Axis-Shield plc and CXR Biosciences Ltd and a non-executive Director of Vectura Group plc. In the public sector he Chairs the Roslin Foundation and the Life Sciences Industry Advisory Board and is a non-executive director of the Technology Strategy Board. He is an advisor to several private equity and venture capital funds, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Honorary Professor of the University of Edinburgh. Until Dec 2003, John was Chief Executive of Acambis plc, a leading producer of vaccines to treat and prevent infectious disease.
Kevin Moore: Kevin Moore is a graduate chemist from the University of Strathclyde with a subsequent business qualification from Glasgow Caledonian University.
Kevin has nearly 40 years experience spanning sales, marketing, business development and company formation in life science medtech and healthcare. Kevin was responsible for developing Scotlab Ltd, from a sole proprietor company to one of the most successful life science companies in Scotland. He has also been instrumental in the formation and development of numerous life science and technology companies
He has been directly involved in developing and successfully marketing over 100 new technology products and services in the last 20 years. For the last 12 years he has been involved in a number of start up and spin technology companies as Chairman or Non-Executive Director.
For further information please contact:
Scott Johnstone Mobile +44 7731 985583
ENDS 13 June 2011
SLA, 29 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh Scotland