Surrounded by a family of storytellers and a couple of aunties who inspired me to be interested in my ancestors and to appreoate the -magic- of life I always felt different to others . I was always interested in the wiry. The big picture !
My thinking machine always started from the end and worked backwards . This always upset my school teachers who just wanted me to learn and not ask the question why. Once I had worked out the big picture everything seemed easy.
I was always fascinated by drugs. My mother would give no an aspirin or apply some cream on me and I Ns! was fascinated what was in this lotion or potion? This sent me on my road to becoming a scientist.
I was lucky enough and fate determined that I should go to to St Barthomews hospital and get my trairing in expenrnental Pathology. I was again lucky to meet Professor Derek Waoughby a leading light in the field of inflantrnatiOn and was inspired by the men. He told are hundred of Stenos . As almost a chain smoker he would call me into to his office sit are down and I would sit whilst he smoked 15$ embassy cigarette and he would tel me about his teacher Roy Cameron. Derek was very proud as Am I that our scientific linage can be traced to Efi Metchnikoff the father of modern Pathology.
This pedigree still gives me a feeling of strength and pnde.Derek and all his network and friends were awesome. Powerhouse scientists of the 60s flying on BOAC planes elnving mini coopers and buying LaCoste shirts .1-le taught me to be both a scientist academic but also to be a lover of ife .
It was hard to leave Derek such a disruptive sprit such a proposer of new ideas . Following this experience and a period teaching in the ROyal Veterinary collage London I moved to the Pharmaceutical Industry. Working for Rothe in various senior roles in Discovery .Business and Development I was exposed to highly creative individuals and activities. In parficular I was inspired by Jiirgen Dews who as the head of Roche R and D set the standard for introducing Innovation into R and D in Pharma .1 met so many people. I had to lead people.
During the time as WOrld wide head of Roche Clinical Operations I was Pan Of the group that developed SeguinOor Me grounding breaking treatment for HIV and Tamils, the treatment for Influenza. This was awesome but my life was still mainly about people. Leading them was my life now not science After the exposure to the large Pharma company I went on to lead four Biotechnology companies Cambridge Botechnology.Danolabs.Novacta and Silence Therapeutics.
During the last few years I have worked with different Pharma and biotech companies. Advising on Corporate .fund raising and Rand D strategy. I fike to work closely with Senior leaders acting as their Mighty Advisor . I have a
passion for Innovation and people .
I am a polymath active as as a systemic constellation psychotherapist and am passionate about leveraging people through different methodologies .
I learn a lot from my martial arts and yoga and I continue to teach and explore