John Mulgrew, MBA
Co-founder and COO, Rostra Therapeutics
John has a strong track record as project manager bringing together a unique combination of skills and experience around innovation, technology, engineering, business development and innovation management in both global and start-up organisations. He has successfully delivered a wide-range of large-scale capital-intensive programmes (£10M-£50M projects, total >£500M in capital programmes) and technology transfer in pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. John managed a team of process engineers while at Integra LifeScience and was industry project manager at the Centre for Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation working on collaborative R&D and tech transfer. He has extensive experience managing complex technical programmes, as well as building and maintaining high-performance cross-functional and multi-organisation teams. John has experience in licensing and spin-out creation, academic-industry R&D, leveraged and collaborative funding, business model innovation, tech transfer, manufacturing operations and innovation management. A dynamic and results-driven leader with a wide range of experience in regulated (Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Food) manufacturing environments, John is focused on achieving results through proven leadership skills and motivating teams to exceed their goals.