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 and Head of Abingworth Life Sciences
Bali Muralidhar
Bali MuralidharManaging Partner and Chief Investment Officer
Tim Haines
Tim HainesManaging Partner
Lucille Conroy
Lucille ConroyPrincipal
Jay Cui
Jay CuiPrincipal
Jackie Grant
Jackie GrantPrincipal
Diya Malhotra
Diya MalhotraInvestment Manager
Vincent Miles
Vincent MilesExecutive Director
Graham Mills
Graham MillsInvestment Manager
Jayson Punwani
Jayson PunwaniManaging Director
Andrew Sinclair
Andrew SinclairManaging Director
Alex Asquith
Alex AsquithCounsel
Laura Batchelor
Laura BatchelorHead of Alliance Management
Neil Cooper
Neil CooperCFO
James Cornwall
James CornwallHead of Business Development, CCD
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
Genghis Lloyd-Harris
Genghis Lloyd-HarrisVenture Partner
Natalie Mount
Natalie MountVenture Partner
Carlos Paya
Carlos PayaVenture Partner
Anshul Thakral
Anshul ThakralVenture Partner
James Abell
James AbellSenior Advisor
John Chiminski
John ChiminskiSenior Advisor, CCD
Gary Glick
Gary GlickSenior Advisor
Peter Goodfellow
Peter GoodfellowSenior Advisor
Allison Jeynes-Ellis
Allison Jeynes-EllisSpecial Advisor
John Shields
John ShieldsSenior Advisor
David Simmons
David SimmonsSenior Advisor, CCD

Operations & Support

Natalie Anderson-Saturley
Natalie Anderson-SaturleySenior Investment Assistant
Liz Bell
Liz BellExecutive Assistant
David Bird
David BirdFund Accountant
Sofia Harley
Sofia HarleyOperations Support Specialist
Gwen Kinard
Gwen KinardOperations Manager, US
Howard Ng
Howard NgJunior Accountant
Katie Stirrup
Katie StirrupFinance Associate
Elizabeth O’Brien
Elizabeth O’BrienExecutive Assistant
Sara Prisco
Sara PriscoOperations Manager, UK
Paige Richards
Paige RichardsReception/Team Assistant
Ed Walters
Ed WaltersIT Manager
Siew Tin Yew
Siew Tin YewFinancial Controller