Chris is the Chief Investment Officer of Syncona Investment Management Ltd.
He has been instrumental in the foundation and development of Syncona's gene therapy strategy, where it has founded companies focused on the eye, the liver, the kidney, and central nervous system. He is Chairman of Freeline, Gyroscope, SwanBio and Purespring and was also previously Chairman of Nightstar, a retinal gene therapy company founded by Syncona which was sold to Biogen in 2019 for $877 million.
Previously, Chris was a partner of Apposite Capital LLP, a venture and growth capital healthcare investment company. Before Apposite, Chris had roles with Bioscience Managers Ltd, Neptune Investment Management Ltd and in the pharmaceutical industry. Chris holds a degree in Natural Sciences and a PhD in Organic Chemistry, both from the University of Cambridge.
Syncona portfolio companies
- Freeline Therapeutics (Chair)
- Gyroscope Therapeutics (Chair)
- SwanBio Therapeutics (Chair)
- Purespring Therapeutics (Chair)