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THE TEAM

3F BIO is based in Glasgow and develop the technology close to the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.

3FBio TEAm

The company is directed and managed by three distinct teams, The Board, The Management Team and The Scientific Advisory Board.

The Board

The Board comprises an exceptional combination of experience in investment, technology development, food and marketing.

Management Team

The founders and management team have a strong industrial track record in biotechnology, fermentation, scale-up, project management, commercial management alongside sustainability and food safety / quality expertise.

Scientific Advisory Board

The R&D programmes are led by our Technical Director Dr Paul Hudman and COO Craig Johnston. This is supported by our Scientific Advisory Group.

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Board Executives

Team Members

Scientific Advisors

Common Purpose

THE BOARD
The Board comprises an exceptional combination of experience in investment, technology development, food and marketing.
David Robertson

David Robertson

Chair

Is a technology commercialisation consultant with extensive management experience in BP.

 

Joined the Board Apr 16

Jim Laird

Jim Laird

CEO / Founder

Has extensive commercial experience in the food industry with specific experience in meat-free markets.

Joined the Board Jan 15

Elaine Ferguson CA

Elaine Ferguson CA

CFO

After a career with EY, Elaine has many years’ experience with startups, including equity fundraising and exits.

Joined the Board Mar 18

Nick Elmslie

Nick Elmslie

Non-Executive

Nick was formerly the CEO of BP’s global petrochemical business.

 

Joined the Board Jul 17

Guy Semmens

Guy Semmens

Non-Executive

Guy Semmens is a founding partner of Gyrus Capital, a Swiss based private equity firm……

 

Joined the Board April 18

THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

The Management Team has a strong industrial track record in technology development, scale-up and project and commercial management, and the development team have extensive biotechnology, fermentation and sustainability expertise.

Jim Laird

Jim Laird

CEO / Founder

Has worked in the food industry for 20+ years in roles in operations, sales and general management, and has experience in large corporates…

Craig Johnston

Craig Johnston

COO / Founder

Operations Director for CMAC. Experience in process engineering and technology management.

Elaine Ferguson CA

Elaine Ferguson CA

CFO

After a career with EY, Elaine has many years’ experience with startups, including equity fundraising and exits.

Dr. Paul Hudman

Dr. Paul Hudman

Technical Director

Paul is a biologist and biochemical engineer with over a decade of experience working with various biotechnology companies from  …

Andrew Beasley

Andrew Beasley

Commercial Director

Andrew has 25 years of global experience leading multi-functional teams creating & selling flavours, fragrances & food ingredients….

Tom Willcock

Tom Willcock

Head of Marketing

Has over 20 years branded marketing experience in the food industry with specific experience in meat-free markets both in the …

Dr. James Mercer

Dr. James Mercer

Manufacturing Technology Engineer

James is a biochemical engineer who has worked with …

Dr. Yogeshwar Chandelia

Dr. Yogeshwar Chandelia

Senior Scientist

Is an experienced Post Doctoral researcher in microbiology & …..

Sofia mavromati

Sofia mavromati

Food Safety & Quality Manager

Sofia has worked as a food quality standards officer with a focus …

 

Gines Martinez Cano

Gines Martinez Cano

Fermentation Scientist

Gines holds a Masters in Industrial Biotechnology from the University of Strathclyde and a BSc in Biochemistry from the University ….

Ryan Gillies

Ryan Gillies

Accounts Assistant

Ryan is a CIMA student working towards his professional qualifications, and is currently studying towards his Accounting degree at UWS.

David Sparkes

David Sparkes

Lead Process Engineer

David has nearly twenty years of process engineering project experience, and has worked for a wide variety of chemical …..

John Mulgrew

John Mulgrew

Senior Project Manager

John has over 23 years’ experience in project management and engineering, primarily in life science sector.  He was previously ….

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD
The R&D programmes are led by CTO David Ritchie and Technical Director Dr Paul Hudman. This is supported by our Scientific Advisory Group who bring world-leading expertise.
Craig Johnston

Craig Johnston

COO / Founder

Operations Director for CMAC. Experience in process engineering and technology management. Craig chairs the Scientific Advisory Board.

Dr. Charles Abbas

Dr. Charles Abbas

Scientific Advisor

Charles received a B.S. in Microbiology from the U of Minnesota, an M.S. in Microbiology from the U. of Montana and …
Dr. John Cumbers

Dr. John Cumbers

Scientific Advisor

John Cumbers is the founder of SynBioBeta. John received his PhD in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry from Brown…
Professor Brian McNeil

Professor Brian McNeil

Scientific Advisor

Professor McNeil’s main research interests lie in trying to understand the relationship between the environment of microbial …

Professor Iain Hunter

Professor Iain Hunter

Scientific Advisor

Professor Iain Hunter is Research Professor in Molecular Microbiology at the University of Strathclyde. Previously, he was Executive Dean…
David Ritchie

David Ritchie

Scientific Advisor

Technology manager for a major agrochemical product for Syngenta. Extensive experience process engineer and in leading…

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