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2 January, 2019 - 14:50 By Kate Sweeney

Kerr joins Abcam board

Abcam plc, which supplies life science research tools worldwide from its Cambridge HQ, has strengthened the board with the appointment of Giles Kerr as a non-executive director. He has joined the company’s audit and risk committee.

Kerr has extensive experience as an executive and non-executive director in a wide range of public and private organisations. 

He recently stepped down as finance director of Oxford University, a position he had held since 2005. He remains a non-executive director of Arix Biosciences plc, Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc, Senior plc, PayPoint plc as well as Oxford Sciences Innovation.

From 1990 to 2004 Kerr held a number of roles at Amersham plc, including group finance director. He is a graduate in economics from the University of York and a chartered accountant.

Peter Allen, chairman of Abcam said: “Giles brings a wealth of experience within the life science sector, finance and a first-hand understanding of our academic research customers. He will make a valuable contribution to our board.”

Kerr added: “I have known and admired Abcam’s business for many years and am proud to be able to join the team. I look forward to working with the board as the company continues to execute on its strategy and build on its position as global leader.”

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