Dr Andy Richards CBE
Dr Richards is a serial entrepreneur and business angel with an established track record in founding and scaling up innovative Biotech and Healthtech companies in the UK. He is currently Chairman of Arecor, Congenica, Abcodia and the Babraham Research Campus, and is a Director of Ieso Digital Health, Silence Therapeutics plc and Cancer Research Technology (commercial arm of CR-UK). He is an advisor to several investment funds including Cambridge Innovation Capital and the UCL Technology Fund and has been until recently a director of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Andy is a Cambridge Graduate with a PhD in Chemistry and an early career spanning positions with ICI (now AstraZeneca) and PA Technology. He was a founder and executive director of Chiroscience plc until its merger with Celltech in 1999 and since that time he has founded, invested in and helped to scale more than 25 innovative ventures including companies such as Vectura, Arakis, Cambridge Biotechnology Ltd and Geneservice. Andy is also a founder member of the Cambridge Angels. He received a CBE for services to life-science investment in 2015.