Top role for local scientist
A SCIENTIST from Prestbury has been given a prestigious position at an investment company.
Dr Clive Morris, who is vice president and head of UK strategic sites at AstraZeneca, has been given the role of nonexecutive director to help the firm understand the science behind the global food security markets.
Dr Morris, from Prestbury, joined the group in June and brings a scientific perspective on the latest developments in food security as well as specialist knowledge of international business and research and development.
Graham Ramsbottom, chief executive officer of Wheatsheaf Group, said: “Clive will enhance our understanding of scientific developments in global food security markets through his specialist knowledge and his experience of both international business in the pharmaceutical sector and international research programmes.”
In his current role, Mr Morris has transformed the drug giants’ UK research and development sites including leading the redevelopment of a major R&D site and the design, planning and construction of a new facility and global HQ in Cambridge.
He said: “The issues being tackled by the Wheatsheaf team and portfolio companies are of paramount importance now and for future generations, and I really look forward to working with them to make real progress in these areas.”
Experienced across all phases of drug development, Mr Morris has led teams responsible for many treatments and pioneered AstraZeneca’s innovative collaborative approach to research which has delivered strategic partnerships with groups such as Medical Research Council and the American National Institute of Health.