Dr. Andy Richards CBE

Andy is an entrepreneur and investor with an established track record in founding and scaling up innovative Biotech and Healthtech companies in the UK. He is  Chairman of Arecor, Congenica, Abcodia, and Babraham Bioscience Technologies Ltd (BBT) and is a Director of Silence Therapeutics plc, Ieso Digital Health Ltd, Cancer Research Technology (commercial arm of CR-UK), and Sensiia. He is an advisor to several investment funds including Cambridge Innovation Capital and the UCL Technology Fund and was, 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.