Will Barton, Oxford Biotrans
Will is a non-executive director and consultant working with early stage technology companies, bringing over 40 years of experience in manufacturing, technology and business leadership in the chemical industry. He is co-founder and chairman of Oxford Biotrans, Added Scientific, and Amalyst, and a non-executive director of NiTech Solutions, ZuvaSyntha, Diversus Technologies and the Institute for Manufacturing. He has also spent time at Innovate UK as head of manufacturing.
Will helped found Oxford Catalysts (now Velocys) and, as its chief operating officer, played key roles in a successful IPO and the acquisition of US-based Velocys. Previously, he had roles up to vice president level in Flexsys, FMC and ICI / Zeneca. He received an OBE for “services to innovation and manufacturing” in the New Year’s Honours List 2016.