Senior Leadership Team

Dr Adam M Hill | Chief Executive Officer

Adam Hill PhotoDr. Adam M Hill MB PhD 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 is a Visiting Professor in Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, sits on the Value Creation Committee of Imperial College Health Partners and is Non Executive Director of 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.

Andrew Stewart | General Counsel & Company Secretary

Andrew Stewart BSc LLB, is a qualified barrister and solicitor (England and Australia) with deep experience in the healthcare industry. After building a career as a cross-border mergers and acquisitions lawyer with Clifford Chance, London and Minter Ellison, Melbourne, he held leadership roles in FTSE100 healthcare companies Smith & Nephew plc and Shire plc.

At London-listed Smith & Nephew plc, he led the legal team supporting the group’s global M&A efforts, closing transactions in markets as diverse as Colombia, Brazil and the US. He also led the legal team supporting European commercial operations and was a member of the commercial leadership team for Europe and Canada. Before that, Andrew was Chief Counsel M&A/Corporate at Shire Pharmaceuticals where he supported the many M&A transactions effected by Shire between 2003 and 2014, ranging from small management buy-outs, through technology licensing to multi-billion dollar public transactions.

Andrew graduated from Adelaide University with degrees in Science (Biochemistry, Immunology) and Law. He is admitted to practise law in England and Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

Matthew Hall | Chief Financial Officer

Matthew Hall is a seasoned finance professional with over 25 years of corporate finance experience in a number of leading organisations and fast-growing companies. Matthew is a Chartered Accountant who initially spent 20 years as an investment banker with a focus on M&A as well as equity and debt funding for fast growing companies.

Over the past 10 years, Matthew has undertaken Chief Financial Officer roles for a number of life science companies, including, most recently CFO for Tusk Therapeutics, who was successfully divested for c.€650 million to Roche. Previously, Matthew was CFO at Sphere Medical Holding plc where he was appointed to lead the company’s successful IPO and prior to that was CFO of IS Pharma plc, where he was closely involved in the merger of IS Pharma plc and Sinclair Pharma plc.

Prof Tariq Sethi | Chief Scientific Officer

Professor Tariq Sethi is a researcher, clinician and entrepreneur with over 35 years of combined academic and industry experience in the field of immunology, inflammation and lung cancer.

Prior to joining Oncimmune, Tariq was Chief Physician Scientist, Vice President in the Clinical Discovery Unit at AstraZeneca and Emeritus Professor of Respiratory Medicine Kings College London, having previously held the position of Vice President in AstraZeneca’s Respiratory Immunology Autoimmunity Translational Medicine Unit. Prior to this he was Head of Respiratory Medicine at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, Professor of Respiratory Medicine King’s College London and formally Professor of Lung Cancer and Respiratory Science at the University of Edinburgh.

He was educated at Cambridge and London Universities followed by hospital jobs in London. Tariq completed a PhD at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund London, was an MRC Travelling Fellow at the Scripps Research Institute California and a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Leave Fellow in Edinburgh.

His research interests focus on the interaction between inflammation and lung cancer and he continues to sit on the editorial board of THORAX. Tariq was formally a member of the Population Systems Medicine Board Medical Research Council UK, Chair of Asthma (UK) and member of the British Lung Foundation Scientific Committees. Tariq is also a Co-Founder of Galecto Biotech.