Ian Shott

Ian Shott co-founded Arcinova, a Contract Research and Development Business formed around the acquisition of the Covance Contract Research Organisation in Alnwick in February 2016. Provios to this, Ian has a track-record in a number of high-profile life science, biotechnology and chemical engineering roles, including as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, for which he received the President’s Medal in 2017 for creating the organisation’s Enterprise Hub. He served on the Governing Board of Innovate UK for 6 years, until 2016, and chaired the Catapult Committee. During 2013 he helped form the Chemistry Growth Partnership working with government to deliver Economic Growth and had an overview responsibility for Accelerated Innovation until January 2018.