Martin Murphy

Martin Murphy

Chief Executive Officer

Martin is Chief Executive Officer of Syncona Investment Management Ltd. He co-founded Syncona in 2012 alongside The Wellcome Trust.

Since then, Martin has been closely involved in the foundation and development of seven Syncona companies, including: Achilles Therapeutics, Autolus, OMass Therapeutics, Quell Therapeutics, Anaveon and Resolution Therapeutics. He is Chairman of Quell and Anaveon and is a Director of Autolus, Resolution and Neogene Therapeutics. He was previously Chairman of Blue Earth Diagnostics, which Syncona sold to Bracco Imaging for $476 million in 2019.

Previously, he was a partner at MVM Life Science Partners LLP, a venture capital company focused on life science and healthcare, where he led their European operations. Martin has also held roles with 3i Group plc and McKinsey & Company. He has a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge.

Syncona portfolio companies

  • Anaveon (Chair)
  • Autolus (Board member)
  • Neogene Therapeutics (Board member)
  • Achilles Therapeutics
  • Quell Therapeutics (Chair)
  • OMass Therapeutics (Board observer )
  • Resolution Therapeutics (Board member)
Chris Hollowood

Chris Hollowood

Chief Investment Officer
Markus John

Markus John

Chief Medical Officer and Head of R&D
Freddie Dear

Freddie Dear

Partner
Kenneth Galbraith

Kenneth Galbraith

Executive in Residence
Elisa Petris

Elisa Petris

Partner
Alice Renard

Alice Renard

Partner