Our Team

Everyone on our team joined us with significant prior experience in life sciences.

We have hundreds of years of operational experience between us, all of which we make available to any company in which we invest.

Executive Team

Kurt von Emster
Kurt von EmsterManaging Partner & Head of Abingworth Life Sciences
Bali Muralidhar
Bali MuralidharManaging Partner, Chief Investment Officer & COO
Lucille Conroy
Lucille ConroyPrincipal
Jay Cui
Jay CuiPrincipal
Joy Ghosh
Joy GhoshManaging Director
Jackie Grant
Jackie GrantPrincipal
Tim Haines
Tim HainesExecutive Partner
Diya Malhotra
Diya MalhotraPrincipal
Vincent Miles
Vincent MilesExecutive Director
Graham Mills
Graham MillsPrincipal
Jayson Punwani
Jayson PunwaniManaging Director
Andrew Sinclair
Andrew SinclairManaging Director
Alex Asquith
Alex AsquithCounsel
Neil Cooper
Neil CooperCFO
John Heard
John HeardGeneral Counsel

The advice and assistance we can provide cover many of the big issues faced by biotech entrepreneurs.

For example, we can help with recruiting leadership teams and Board members; selecting drug targets for novel platforms; formulating business and corporate development strategies; devising clinical development plans; navigating legal issues.

And in addition to our own knowledge and experience, we can call on a wide network of leading scientific and industry advisors.

Advisors & Venture Partners

Scott Brun
Scott BrunVenture Partner
Natalie Mount
Natalie MountVenture Partner
Carlos Paya
Carlos PayaVenture Partner
Dayle Hogg
Dayle HoggOperating Executive
Ibs Mahmood
Ibs MahmoodOperating Executive
Anshul Thakral
Anshul ThakralCEO, Launch Therapeutics
James Abell
James AbellSenior Advisor
John Chiminski
John ChiminskiSenior Advisor, CCD
Peter Goodfellow
Peter GoodfellowSenior Advisor
Genghis Lloyd-Harris
Genghis Lloyd-HarrisSenior Advisor
David Simmons
David SimmonsSenior Advisor, CCD

Operations & Support

Natalie Anderson-Saturley
Natalie Anderson-SaturleySenior Investment Assistant
David Bird
David BirdFund Accountant
Michelle Bradley
Michelle BradleyReceptionist & Team Assistant
Emma Farley
Emma FarleyFund Assistant
Sofia Harley
Sofia HarleyOperations Support Specialist
Sofia Jara (SJ)
Sofia Jara (SJ)Executive Assistant
Sabah Khan
Sabah KhanFund Assistant
Gwen Kinard
Gwen KinardOperations Manager, US
Elizabeth O’Brien
Elizabeth O’BrienExecutive Assistant
Aron Schmidt
Aron SchmidtExecutive Assistant
Katie Stirrup
Katie StirrupSenior Finance Manager
Siew Tin Yew
Siew Tin YewFinancial Controller