Rod graduated from the University of Aston in Birmingham in 1972 with a degree in Chemical Engineering and is a Chartered Chemical Engineer. Rod spent his early career in R&D, process development, and plant commissioning with Laporte Industries and Diamond Shamrock Agrochemicals. He then gained international experience as Managing Director of Bevaloid Far East in Hong Kong, and Regional Director Asia Pacific for Rhone Poulenc Animal Nutrition and CEO Contract Manufacturing for Inchcape, both based in Singapore. Since 1998, Rod has worked in the SME private company sector with technology businesses, including biotechnology as CEO of Biotal Ltd. Rod set up his own business consultancy in 2010, and has worked closely with CatSci Ltd since 2012.
Rod is responsible for challenging the Board to ensure the business strategy and all commercial opportunities are properly progressed, while also supporting Board colleagues more broadly to secure the sustainable growth of the Company. His position also demands oversight of the Board to ensure that the decisions taken are compatible with the highest standards of customer service and compliant with current best practice.