Jeff Buchalter
Non-executive Chairman

Jeff joins Inivata after a long and successful career in the bio/pharmaceutical industry most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Archimedes Pharma Ltd.  His experience combines strong corporate leadership allied to an extensive background in medical/clinical research with multinational organisations.  He brings extensive commercial and drug development experience in oncology and other therapeutic areas.

Jeff has been recognised for his work, receiving the Joseph F. Buckley Memorial Award from the American Cancer Society for commitment to cancer control and involvement in the oncology pharmaceutical field.  He has also been a Collaborating Partner in the President’s National Dialogue on Cancer and acted as Chairman of the Board of Directors to the National Childhood Cancer Foundation in the United States.

Jeff received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Seton Hall University and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from Temple University.

Clive Morris
Chief Executive

Clive joined the leadership team in May 2016 and became CEO in July 2018.  Clive worked for over a decade in various key roles at AstraZeneca, where he oversaw R&D and medical affairs projects and groups on a global scale, was involved in R&D strategy, investor relations, and led the major transformation of AstraZeneca’s UK strategic R&D sites and global HQ.

He has extensive experience across all phases of drug development including seven marketed or close-to-market oncology products. Most recently Clive founded and lead Health Innovation Manchester, to develop an innovation ecosystem involving the decentralisation of £6bn per annum of health and social care services. He is also a non-executive director of Wheatsheaf investments and the InnovateUK Medicines Discovery Catapult.

Clive is accredited as a Pharmaceutical Medicine specialist by the UK Royal College of Physicians, has an Executive MBA and trained as a physician at the University of Manchester.

Robert Tansley
Non-executive Director

Robert joined Cambridge Innovation Capital as Investment Director in January 2014. After seven years working in hospital medicine, Robert joined the pharma industry in 1996 working in development and regulatory roles at Sanofi, the MHRA and Roche where he led the clinical team for the regulatory approval of Valcyte®. Ten years ago, Robert joined the Cambridge based company Arakis and worked as Medical Director until its £106m sale to Sosei Inc. Since that acquisition, Robert has been involved in a number of start-up companies including founding the malaria-focused company Treague, being founding CEO of the University of Copenhagen spin-out Avilex Pharma and being part of the founding management team of KalVista which is developing the first plasma kallikrein inhibitor for diabetic macular edema in collaboration with its scientific co-founders from Harvard Medical School.

Robert qualified in medicine from University College London, he is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine and has an MBA from London Business School and an M.Phil in Biostatistics from the University of Cambridge.

Nitzan Rosenfeld
Chief Scientific Officer

Nitzan trained in Physics, and specialized in quantitative molecular biology, obtaining a Ph.D. in the field of Systems Biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science. In 2005 he joined Rosetta Genomics Limited, where he was head of Computational Biology and led development of molecular diagnostic tests. In 2009 Nitzan joined Cancer Research UK’s Cambridge Research Institute, now part of the University of Cambridge. His research group combines molecular technologies with genomic approaches to develop new diagnostic strategies. The focus of current research, the application of circulating tumour DNA for personalised cancer diagnostics, formed the basis of Inivata. In 2013 Nitzan was awarded the CRUK Future Leaders in Cancer Research prize, the British Association for Cancer Research Translational Research Award, and a prestigious ERC Starting Grant.  At the end of 2015, Nitzan received the Foulkes Medal which is awarded biennially to an outstanding bioscience researcher within ten years of completing their PhD.

Jeanne Bolger
Non-executive Director

Jeanne joined Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc as Vice President, Venture Investments, in February 2013. She is based in London, UK at the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centre. Jeanne’s responsibilities are focused on investing in and managing portfolio investments in the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology areas in Europe.
Jeanne has over 25 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in management roles across R&D, Commercial and Business Development. She spent 11 years in Licensing and Acquisition, most recently as Global Head of Scientific Licensing for Johnson & Johnson’s Pharmaceutical business, having joined the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in 2005 from the Business Development group at GSK. In 2009, Jeanne became VP Alliance Management and Board Director at Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy, working with Pfizer and Elan on immunotherapies targeting beta amyloid for Alzheimer’s disease.

Jeanne received her medical degree from University College Dublin. She also holds diplomas in Child Health (NUI) and in Finance and Accounting (ACCA). She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Ireland (RAMI). She has served as the sole pharmaceutical industry representative on two Irish government taskforces seeking to enhance the commercialization of IP from Irish academic centres. She is a visiting lecturer on the MSc Pharmaceutical Medicine curriculum at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

Peter Wrighton-Smith
Non-executive Director

Dr Wrighton-Smith is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Oxford Immunotec Glob al PLC, a high-growth global diagnostics company focussing on monitoring immune-regulated conditions. Peter has led Oxford Immunotec from the foundation stages, through product development to regulatory approval in over 50 countries, and subsequent worldwide commercialisation via both a kit and a CLIA lab model. Over that time, Oxford Immunotec has raised five rounds of venture funding prior to an IPO on NASDAQ in 2013. Dr Wrighton-Smith has a Masters in Engineering, Economics and Management, and a Doctorate in Medical Engineering, both from University of Oxford.

Craig Richardson
Non-executive Director

Craig is a Partner in IP Group’s Life Science investment team. He started his career in the pharmaceutical industry in 1998 and worked in new product development for Glaxo Wellcome, followed by a series of business development roles in UK biotech. He was then part of the founding management team of an in vitro diagnostics company before moving into venture capital investment with Inventages, a life science focused VC fund. He subsequently worked for Fusion IP plc, a specialist investor in university spin-out companies, before joining IP Group in 2014.

Craig has a first-class honours degree in Pharmacy from Cardiff University and a PhD from the School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham. He also holds an MBA with Distinction from the University of Warwick where he was awarded a Sainsbury Management Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering.