Jo is Senior Vice President CMC (Chemistry Manufacturing & Controls) for NeRRe Therapeutics, a clinical stage biotech company located at the Stevenage Biosciences Catalyst.
Jo is a Pharmacist and has spent her entire career working in the pharmaceutical industry with a focus on pharmaceutical development, product quality and the introduction of new manufacturing technologies. Prior to Jo’s NeRRe Therapeutics role, she held the same role for KaNDy Therapeutics prior to its acquisition by Bayer in 2020.
Previously, Jo spent over 30 years at GlaxoSmithKline where her career spanned many leadership roles in CMC product development, most recently as Vice President of Technology & Strategy, Product Development & Supply. Jo led the technology team at the Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership (MMIP) 2017-2018 where she was influential in aligning Pharma and UK Government on future areas for investment as part of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy. She continues to be involved with medicines manufacturing in the UK contributing to advisory groups. Jo is a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, an Eminent Fellow of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UK and has been an Advisor to the APS Board for several years.