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Experience in Active Investment in Biotech and Life Sciences

7 years performance coaching in oil and gas in North Sea;

Partner Shirlaws (UK) SME business coaching

Work experience

Jul 2003Oct 2008


Shirlaws (UK)

The business coaching company, which has supported companies in fields as diverse as air traffic control, law, advertising and online trading systems, is now the UK market leader in business coaching.


Project Manager

RLG International
Sep 1984Dec 1990

Head of Division

Scottish Development Agency
Head of Strategic development for the following industry sectors: Health Care Biotechnology, Food and Agribusiness; Scottish industries and natural resources

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Sep 1981Jul 1983



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