Prior to becoming the new Chief Manufacturing Officer of the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult Stephen has established the world-class industrialisation capabilities at both the Guy’s Hospital facilities in London, plus designed and built the innovative GMP Manufacturing Centre in Stevenage. As the first Chief Operating Officer of CGT Stephen brings over 25 years of biological medicine research, development, and manufacturing experience to the organisation. Stephen enjoys bringing high impact therapies to patients, by developing commercially viable products. Stephen is passionate about securing and growing the cell and gene therapy manufacturing and development supply chain. He is the current Chair of the BIA’s Manufacturing Advisory Committee, actively promoting and supporting UK biomanufacturing at Government as well as grass root level. His first degree was from the University of Birmingham, and his second degree from the Medical School of Southampton University.