Meet our leadership team
Dr Paul Lloyd-Evans
Head of CBC
As the Head of the CBC, Paul has overall management responsibility. He joined the CBC in 2000 as Deputy Manager and Senior Development Scientist. As a deputy, he gained several years’ experience in operating under a GMP quality system and the management of the facility before becoming the Head of the CBC in 2007. Prior to his, he worked as Clinical Scientist at the International Blood Group Reference Laboratory undertaking research into human antibody engineering. Paul previously gained a BSc and PhD at the University of Wales, Bangor before undertaking post-doctoral studies at the University of Wales, Swansea.
Head of Production
Denise has been Head of Production since 2015 and is responsible for the operation of the Production Department which manufactures plasmid for phase I//II clinical trials. She joined CBC in 2003 and was previously Production Supervisor. Prior to this, Denise was an analytical chemist with Wessex Water for over 10 years. Denise has a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and an MSc in Analytical Chemistry.
Dr Piers Walser
Lead Development Scientist
Piers has been the Lead Development Scientist since 2017, when he first joined the CBC. He is responsible for developing novel recombinant protein and viral vector expression systems, and leads the development group within the laboratory. Piers joined the CBC from Research and Development which he joined in 2009 as a Senior Postdoctoral Research Scientist in protein engineering, taking over management of the antibody engineering group in 2015. Piers previously gained a PhD at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, Zurich) before undertaking two post-doctoral fellowships.
Dr Jon Caddick
Business Development Manager
Jon has been the Business Development Manager at the CBC since 2017, joining us from NHS Blood and Transplant. He is responsible for assisting with customer enquiries before, during and after services and products are provided. Prior to working for the NHS Blood and Transplant, he gained a BSc and PhD from Aston University in Molecular Microbiology and gained post-doctoral research experience at the University of Birmingham. While working as a Research Programme Manager for DEFRA, Jon studied part-time for an MBA, which was awarded in 2012 from Aston University Business School.