Johnny has worked in biotechnology for nearly 20 years. He was formerly Commercial and Finance Director of e-Therapeutics plc having spun it out of Newcastle University and led it through 6 rounds of investment including an IPO, raising over $50 million in aggregate. He has been involved a variety of technology businesses including CEO of Profero Energy, a company that uses bacteria focused biotechnology to increase oil recovery. Johnny continues to be involved in complex systems science as applied to biological systems including co-founding Novia Cosmetics. He is a chartered accountant, a graduate in chemistry and physics, and a former investment banker with Execution Nobles, where he specialised in life sciences and oil gas. In this role he carried out corporate finance advisory mandates while also undertaking technology venture capital investment.