Covid Challenges

I’ve been working with life science, pharma and biotech CEOs to build their board teams for over 20 years, and it’s at this level that most of the challenges and opportunities lie. For unprepared businesses, there’s a real risk of poor corporate governance due to a lack of relevant experience on the board. Decisions made…

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Longer term impacts

Some companies are already seeing the enforced changes in working practices they have had to adopt having beneficial long-term impacts. “Social distancing and flexible working have actually had a positive impact on our labs and employees who have risen to the challenge brilliantly,” David Hallett told me. “Coming to work outside the core 9-5 is…

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Were we prepared for Covid 19

Needless to say, most people I spoke to were keen to avoid talking about political responses! However, it was clear that many felt that preparedness had two components – physical, and political. “I think very few countries around the world were prepared for this,” Soren Bregenholt from Macrophage Pharma thought. “There have been few examples…

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Covid 19 Impact

When I asked people if they were surprised by how much of a worldwide impact COVID-19 had had I received a similar response from many. Clinically, the appearance of a novel coronavirus surprised no one. The potential for this type of virus to be the source of a global pandemic has been seen in the…

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