Dr Claire Madden-Smith has over 20 years of experience within the contract services sector. She completed her PhD, postdoctoral research, and consultancy work in material science and physical chemistry at Loughborough University. She then moved on to provide advanced solid-state analysis to the pharmaceutical industry at a start-up organisation. Over the following two decades, Claire was part of the continued growth and evolution of the company as an Executive Board Director, until its sale in 2013. She then became Senior Vice President of Juniper Pharma Services, where she led the rapid growth of their expanded contract development and manufacturing offering. She is a Non-Executive Director and Strategic Consultant to contract service organisations and private equity investors. She joined the CatSci Board as an Advisor in 2022, and will be instrumental in facilitating CatSci’s ambitious growth plans.