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Top Influencers: 6 UK Director of Development’s To Follow in 2022

Director of Development play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Director of Development role. We have selected these Director of Development’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Director of Development’s. The list is in no particular order!

Glenn Russell

Director of Development @ Puppet

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Glenn is an engineer at Puppet Labs Belfast, working on both the server and client side. Prior to Puppet Labs, he worked at IBM Security Systems building and deploying SIEM and vulnerability management solutions. He has worked in roles ranging from Oracle DBA, TSE to development manager. Learn more about Glenn Russell on Crunchbase…

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Mick Hunter

Chief Scientific Officer & Director of Development @ Atopix Therapeutics

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Dr Mick Hunter has responsibility for drug discovery and development in Atopix. He has over 28 years experience in Pharmaceutical and Biotech R&D. He has spent the past 12 years working on the discovery and development of antinflammatory and respiratory drugs. He is also Director of Discovery at Oxagen Ltd. Mick has led Atopix CRTH2 antagonist discovery and development program from concept to Phase IIb. Less Mick has experience of leading teams to identify IND candidates and managing them through early clinical development. He is familiar with regulatory environments and has managed biological pilot plants for GMP manufacture. Prior to joining Atopix, Mick held positions at Oxagen Ltd, British Biotech Pharmaceuticals (now Vernalis PLC) and at Searle Pharmaceuticals. Learn more about Mick Hunter on Crunchbase…

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Francesca Vinti

Director of Development @ British Film Institute

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British Film Institute is a charity governed by a Royal Charter combining cultural, creative, and industrial roles. Read more aboutBritish Film Institute on Crunchbase…

Andy Molineux

Director of Development @ Upside Energy

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Upside Energy reduces greenhouse gases by enabling people to make smart choices about when to use energy. Read more aboutUpside Energy on Crunchbase…

Gary Thompson

Director of Development @ Staffordshire University

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Gary Thompson is Director of Development at Staffordshire University, with a strong background in Full Fibre Networks and 5G. He has a strong commercial and technical background spanning 25 years covering a range of Multi-Million Innovation, Digital and Economic Development programmes. Recently working for Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the 5G Innovation Centre from the University of Surrey and other partners, he created a vision and strategy for a 5G Region. With Sir Terry Matthews and Simon Gibson of Wesley Clover created the original business case for “The Internet Coast” for the Swansea Bay City Region £1.3bn City Deal. He has worked as Chief Investment Officer for Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, and developed an International Internet Gateway and Multi-Terabit Fibre Spine plan for the Cardiff Capital Region. His early career with Marconi ignited his passion for communications systems and the way they connect people, places and their future prosperity to make the best of every available economic opportunity. He is excited about the transformative affect communicating using Full Fibre Networks and 5G will have on the development of new economies in Future Energy Systems, Health and Precision Medicine, Autonomous Vehicles and Advanced Manufacturing. Learn more about Gary Thompson on Crunchbase…

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Lee Rodwell

Director of Development @ University of the Arts London

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