The Team

Rhys Roberts, PhD – Founder & Executive Director

Rhys manages the operations of the Impact Science Team. His background includes scientific research in physiology and cell biology, in laboratories in the UK, Germany, Australia, Canada and USA, and positions with Origen Therapeutics Inc., a biotech start-up in San Francisco, and MerseyBIO, a technology incubation organisation in the UK. Rhys co-founded 2Bio with Geoff Wainwright, and he holds a number of directorships and advisory positions with companies in the UK and Internationally.

Geoff Wainwright, PhD – Founder & Executive Director

Geoff has a background in life sciences, having gained a PhD in Biochemistry. Geoff works with prospective clients to develop new business for 2Bio and supports the interface with larger clients. He has experience of working across multiple sectors, including education and gaming, and supports clients in design and development of lab-based facilities to support business development and growth. Geoff also manages strategically focussed projects that develop broader value propositions for the life sciences economies’ of our city region clients. Geoff is engaged at board level in a number of technology businesses in the UK and overseas.

Charlotte Ward, PhD – Senior Business Consultant

Charley is a Senior Business Consultant, and is responsible for delivering IP evaluation, IP management and IP commercialisation services to an extensive client base. Charley has qualifications and a research background in physiology and pharmacology, and has been working with IP and pre-commercial technologies for more than 10 years. Charley’s expertise in IP management and market evaluation has been applied to a very broad range of technology areas including biotechnology, pharma, engineering, electronics, chemicals, novel materials, animal health and medical devices, and her commercial skills are in demand for IP licensing and interim project support in early stage companies.

Caroline Hitchmough, ACMA – Management Accountant

Caroline is an experienced management accountant and provides valuable day-to-day financial management services to 2Bio and it’s clients. Caroline has over 15 years experience in industry and has worked on a wide variety of projects in the nuclear industry, enterprise IT, biotechnology and service companies. Caroline’s skills are applied to both day-to-day operations of a number of small business clients, as well as to the operation of incubators, and are used by 2Bio in developing robust financial models for new start-up ventures.