Julian joined Purespring in June 2021 as Chief Development Officer before becoming CEO. He has worked in the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical sector for more than 25 years, holding senior leadership positions in small biotech, CDMO and large pharma companies.
Prior to Purespring, Julian worked at Biogen, where he was SVP and the global Head of Gene Therapy Product and Process Development. Before this, he was at Nightstar Therapeutics and Cobra Biologics, where he gained extensive gene therapy drug development, manufacturing, and business development experience.
Julian also held roles at Astra Zeneca and in research at the National Institute for Medical Research (MRC) and Bioproducts Laboratories. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from University College London and completed his MSc at Bangor University.