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Dr Andrew Mackintosh

Non-Executive Director

Andrew has over 30 years of commercial and general management experience in publicly and privately owned high-technology businesses.

His most recent executive role was as the founding chief executive of the Royal Society Enterprise Fund, a unique early-stage technology investment fund set up by the Royal Society and supported by philanthropy. Prior to that he was CEO of Oxford Instruments plc for nine years.

Andrew is chairman of Sphere Fluidics Ltd, a biotechnology tools company aiming to transform the search for new drugs and medicines. He is also chairman of Oxford Quantum Circuits Ltd, a spin-out from the University of Oxford, which is developing a quantum computer. He is currently the external lead on a Treasury-based project developing implementation plans to improve the commercialisation of government knowledge assets.

Andrew has a PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and of Hughes Hall, Cambridge. He has held non-executive director roles with several companies and served on national and regional committees concerned with technical innovation and competitiveness. He speaks fluent French and conversational Japanese.