Bio-Dundee International Conference

May 12, 2021




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Keynote details

Panel discussion details

Animal Health, Agri-tech and Aquaculture (AAA): Strengths and Opportunities in Scotland

1:00 pm


The panel will be chaired by John Mackenzie, CEO, Roslin Innovation Centre.

Other panelists include;

  • David Farquhar, CEO, IGS
  • Dr. Jenna Bowen, Postdoctoral Researcher, SRUC / SEFARI Fellow
  • Dr. Simon Doherty, GlobalScot (Animal Health & Aquaculture), Institute of Global Food Security, Queen's University Belfast

David joined IGS as CEO in November 2017. David’s strategic appointment has successfully delivered a Series A funding round and seen the recruitment of a world-class management team. He now leads the company forward to drive global expansion.

David is a seasoned technology entrepreneur, with a track record of driving shareholder value, based upon building an empowering, collaborative Culture as a Platform for growth. Most recently he was CEO of global SaaS vendor Workplace, leading the team through a hugely successful turnaround, transformation, growth and exit delivering a double-digit money multiple return in less than 3 years. In the past 27 years he has completed almost 30 transactions as a founder/CEO, angel investor and board director, including risk capital investments (PE, VC and angel), acquisitions and trade sales in Europe, North America and Asia.

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