FREE REAL ESTATE LIVE WEBINAR: UK Cities: What do UK Cities need to create and grow a life sciences hub?
Life Sciences are becoming a key ingredient in city centre plans – but which will succeed? What are the components needed within a city to attract life sciences businesses and their employees? Which cities have established a tangible, credible strength in the sector and how has this been achieved? What are the biggest challenges in establishing new hubs and what opportunities can this growing sector bring?
Suki Balendra, Life Sciences Lead, NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN)
Suki Balendra a senior leader in the NHS with a 20-year background in facilitating, growing, and promoting health research in the U.K. She has substantial, in-depth experience across sectors including industry, academia, NHS, and central government.
Simon Sweetinburgh, Senior Investment Manager (Life Sciences), Department for International Trade
Simon has been working as a real estate specialist in the Department for International Trade’s Capital Investment team for the last 5 years. His sector specialism is life sciences, science and innovation across the whole of the UK, involving engagement with all parties involved in project origination, and presenting and promoting opportunities and propositions that appeal to the appetite of investors.
Rachael Patterson, Policy and Marketing Manager, Liverpool Knowledge Quarter
Rachael is the Policy and Marketing Manager for Knowledge Quarter Liverpool (KQ Liverpool) and recently appointed Chair of Liverpool’s Future Impact Board. As an Agent Academy alumni Rachael developed within the KQ Liverpool team being mentored by Colin Sinclair. During her time with KQ Liverpool she has worked shaping and delivering the 2025 vision – a five-year strategy focussing on; attracting and retaining talent, growing businesses and attracting inward investment, collaborating with purpose, being a better neighbour and creating a smarter greener city.
Georgina Rizik, Executive Director, SC1
Georgina Rizik is a Global Healthcare and Biotechnology Executive with over 25 years of experience across the private, public and non-profit sectors. Georgina is currently the Executive Director (Chief Executive) at SC1, the new Life Sciences Innovation District in central London, UK. Georgina brings international commercialization expertise, with a career in Biotechnology that spans leadership roles in global product/portfolio strategy, lifecycle management, business development, launch planning & operations. Read more about Georgina
Cllr John Alexander, Leader, Dundee Council
Councillor John Alexander has been Leader of Dundee City Council since 2017. As the political leader, John and his team set the strategic direction, agenda, and policy development of Dundee City Council. This includes a leading role and oversight of Dundee’s £1 billion Waterfront Regeneration, the creation of the Michelin-Scotland Innovation Parc and the £350 million Tay Cities Deal.