From Liverpool to Impact: Panel discussion on business development and Collaboration

12:00pm - 1:00pm / Wednesday 25th May 2022
Type: Lecture / Category: Public / Series: Making an Impact 2022
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What is it like to work with researchers and universities from the perspective of a business? Join a panel of Liverpool alumni who will share lessons from their outstanding careers in business, including entrepreneurship, tech transfer, investment, research and innovation in a global business, board level conversations and consultancy.

Speakers: Dr Bryan Bodek; Peter Gallaher; Mark Woodward

Bryan Bodek Bryan Bodek is Chair of NovaBiotics Board, which he joined in 2009. He was previously Chairman of Trenchard Aviation and brings more than 30 years’ experience of advising public and private companies in all aspects of their business. Bryan’s background is in corporate finance/company law and he has served on the boards of three public companies. He has significant experience in leading successful health care licensing/marketing deals and acted as Vice Chairman for University of Manchester tech transfer office for 9 years. Bryan is a qualified lawyer and was 2011 Ernst & Young U.K. Entrepreneur Of The year for business to business goods and services.

Peter Gallagher A board-level FMCG R&D Executive successfully developing and executing breakthrough global business strategies with established and emerging technologies to deliver innovative product solutions. Peter is currently his own LLC consultancy covering multiple sectors: Foods/Personal Care preservation, tissue/organ regeneration (ex MiT start up), Biotech (new products from algal fermentation) and innovation models/strategy for Liverpool City Combined Authority and Alder Hey children’s hospital. His final role in Unilever EVP for Strategic Sciences covering new technology development across a $60Bn enterprise. This involved the development of new technologies that bring to life new benefits for consumers. Recent important innovations that have been developed by Peter’s team include Lifebuoy hand washing products and Dove Bodywash based upon a new revolutionary active system. Peter joined Unilever from University and started his career as a Hair researcher. Over the past 32 years, he has held a diverse range of roles, including a marketing position at Cheseborough Pond’s in the US. He has been head of the Hair Care R&D Innovation Centre for South East Asia and China, based in Thailand, and Vice President of Skin Care for Europe, based in Germany. He was recently appointed a visiting Professor at Liverpool University and has recently become a Doctor of Science.