Board of Directors

Our company

Meinhard Schmidt

Chairman

Mr Schmidt is an executive and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of international experience in the Healthcare, Diagnostics and Life Science industries. Between 1998 and 2008 he was at Roche Diagnostics where he held various global senior leadership roles in Diabetes Care, Laboratory- and PoC-Diagnostics. From 2008 to 2011 he worked as an executive and CEO at Straumann Institute/Switzerland, responsible for the world-wide “Digitalisation” of the dental industry.

Mr Schmidt is currently active as an Independent Healthcare Professional providing board engagement as Chairman and NED in public and private MedTech and Life Science companies; consulting to top management teams to improve innovation, commercialisation and digitalisation processes; and consulting investors (Private Equity/Venture Capital) on identification of new investment and acquisition targets in the global healthcare industries.

He has held positions in Germany, Netherlands, USA, Canada, UK, Sweden, France, Ireland and Switzerland.

I am excited about how Oncimmune is progressing and growing. The need for solutions to the global cancer problem has never been greater and the people who work for Oncimmune are so talented, committed and dedicated to delivering results on behalf of patients around the world.

Meinhard Schmidt

Dr Adam M Hill

Chief Executive Officer

Adam is a dual-qualified Clinician and Mechanical Engineer with a career built at the interface of industry, academia and health systems. Over the last 2 decades he has trained in surgery in the British Army; founded a successful applied research centre at Imperial College London; provided growth strategy and investment advice to global life science companies on behalf of the British Government; led the global medical function of a multinational, publicly-listed health IT company; and pivoted a Formula One team into a developer of health technology. Currently, Adam sits on the board of the ABHI as Vice Chair, is a Visiting Professor in Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London and a Non-Executive Director of Imperial College Health Partners and MyRecovery.ai.

Adam graduated from Imperial College London as a Medical Doctor whilst also earning a PhD in Engineering, attending Imperial College Business School and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He received his postgraduate clinical training from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and professional engineering qualification from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Tim Bunting

Non Executive Director

Mr Bunting joined Balderton Capital (UK) LLP as a General Partner in 2007. He was previously a partner of Goldman Sachs where he spent 18 years. At Goldman Sachs, Mr Bunting held various roles including Global Head of Equity Capital Markets (2002 to 2005) and Vice-Chairman of Goldman Sachs International (2005 to 2006).

He is also a Trustee of the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity ; the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Royal Opera House. Tim is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.

Dr Annalisa Jenkins

Senior Independent Non Executive Director

Dr Annalisa Jenkins, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.P. is a biopharma thought leader with over 25 years of industry experience.

Dr Jenkins has extensive recent experience in building and financing biotech companies pursuing cures for the most challenging rare diseases to address important medical issues globally. She has consistently built and led teams advancing programs from scientific research through clinical development, regulatory approval, and into healthcare systems globally. In addition, she is an advocate for diversity and inclusion, particularly for women in science.

Dr Jenkins served as president and CEO of Dimension Therapeutics, a leading gene therapy company that she took public on the NASDAQ and subsequently sold to Ultragenyx. Prior leadership roles have included the head of global research and development and executive vice president global development and medical at Merck Serono, and several senior positions at Bristol Myers-Squibb over 15 years - including serving as senior vice president and head of global medical affairs.

Earlier in her career, Dr Jenkins was a medical officer in the British Royal Navy during the Gulf Conflict, achieving the rank of surgeon lieutenant commander.

In addition to Oncimmune, Dr Jenkins is a board member of several growing companies, including AVROBIO, COMPASS Pathways, AOBiome, AgeX, ADOR Diagnostics, MedCity, DMNoMore, Conduit Connect, Affimed, Genomics England, Cocoon Biotech Inc. (Non-Executive Chair), and Kuur Therapeutics (Non-Executive Chair).

She also is a committee member of the Science Board to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, which advises FDA leadership on complex scientific and technical issues, board member at Faster Cures a centre of The Milken Institute and Chair of The Court The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Andrew Unitt

Independent Non Executive Director

Mr Unitt was Chief Financial Officer at the University of Nottingham, a major shareholder in Oncimmune, until July 2016. Prior to working in higher education at the university, he was a finance director for 20 years in a wide range of industries. His more recent background includes 11 years at Boots plc, where he was Finance Director for 4 years of Boots Healthcare International, its over the counter medicines business. 

Mr Unitt has also held a number of non executive directorships in the NHS and private sector.