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Oxford Biomedica PLC (OXB)


Thursday 27 May, 2021

Oxford Biomedica PLC

Board Change

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Oxford Biomedica PLC
27 May 2021


Board Change



Oxford, UK - 27 May, 2021: Oxford Biomedica plc (LSE:OXB) ("Oxford Biomedica" or "the Group"), a leading gene and cell therapy group, today announces a change to the Group's Board of Directors.



As announced in the Group's preliminary results, Dr. Andrew Heath will be retiring from the Board as a Non-Executive Director at today's AGM following more than eleven years of service.  Andrew joined the Board in January 2010 and became Deputy Chair and Senior Independent Director in May 2011, stepping down from these roles to that of Non-Executive Director in June 2020.



Dr. Roch Doliveux,   Non-Executive Chair of Oxford Biomedica, said :

"I would like to thank Andrew for his guidance and wisdom over the past 11 years, where Oxford Biomedica has transformed into a truly life-saving, global leading cell and gene therapy company. His long service to the Group is a true testament to the dedication he has shown over the years and we all wish him well for the future."



Dr. Andrew Heath said: "It has been an honour and pleasure to serve on the Board of Oxford Biomedica over these past 11 years and assist the Group under the leadership of John Dawson to grow to a global leading FTSE250 company it is today. I wish the whole team much success in the future as the Group continues to grow, improving the lives of many around the world."



Post the AGM on the 27 May 2021, the members of the Oxford Biomedica Board of Directors will be as follows:


Dr. Roch Doliveux, Non-Executive Chairman


John Dawson, Chief Executive Officer


Stuart Paynter, Chief Financial Officer


Stuart Henderson, Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director


Professor Dame Kay Davies, Independent Non-Executive Director


Robert Ghenchev, Non-Executive Director


Dr. Heather Preston, Independent Non-Executive Director


Dr. Sam Rasty, Independent Non-Executive Director













Oxford Biomedica plc


John Dawson, Chief Executive Officer

Stuart Paynter, Chief Financial Officer

Catherine Isted, Head of Corporate Development & IR





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About Oxford Biomedica

Oxford Biomedica (LSE:OXB) is a leading, fully integrated, gene and cell therapy group focused on developing life changing treatments for serious diseases. Oxford Biomedica and its subsidiaries (the "Group") have built a sector leading lentiviral vector delivery platform (LentiVector®), which the Group leverages to develop in vivo and ex vivo products both in-house and with partners. The Group has created a valuable proprietary portfolio of gene and cell therapy product candidates in the areas of oncology, ophthalmology, CNS disorders and liver diseases. The Group has also entered into a number of partnerships, including with Novartis, Bristol Myers Squibb, Sio Gene Therapies, Orchard Therapeutics, Santen, Beam Therapeutics, Boehringer Ingelheim, the UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium and Imperial Innovations, through which it has long-term economic interests in other potential gene and cell therapy products. Additionally the group has signed a 3 year master supply and development agreement with AstraZeneca for large-scale manufacturing of the adenoviral based COVID-19 vaccine, AZD1222. Oxford Biomedica is based across several locations in Oxfordshire, UK and employs more than 670 people. Further information is available at





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