New Board Directors
Southampton Science Park is delighted to welcome three new Board members, Kevin Argent, Dr Kam Pooni, and Brian Thorpe Tracey.
Kevin Argent is Executive Director - Estates and Facilities within Professional Services at the University of Southampton, joining recently from University College London, where he delivered a number of major campus projects including a UCL East campus on the Olympic Park and a new Institute of Neurology/Dementia Research Institute. Previous roles include Deputy Director, Real Estate Development with the Metropolitan Police Service.
Dr Kam Pooni has a distinguished career spanning over two decades in the life sciences industry, with a track record of driving strategic growth and supporting emerging founders and technologies. He also holds posts as CEO of Glyconics, sits on the Board of the British InVitro Diagnostic Association, and is a Royal Society Entrepreneur-in-Residence (Life Sciences) at the University of Southampton.
Brian Thorpe-Tracey provides project management and consultancy services to national and international clients that interact with the construction industry. He specialises in advising on procurement, process management, project delivery and risk management in complex projects, establishing sustainable, innovative and ‘smart’ solutions to challenging issues. He has sat on a number of Boards, providing the requisite direction in the meeting of statutory requirements whilst achieving corporate objectives.
Chair of the Board, Professor Mark Spearing, said, “On behalf of the Board, I warmly welcome Kevin, Kam and Brian, who each bring a unique perspective, and a wide range of experience, insight and ideas.”
Dr Robin Chave, Science Park CEO, added, “Taking up their posts in a year which sees the Science Park mark its milestone 40th anniversary, I am confident that their input will be invaluable in helping me to shape the future direction of the Science Park at a pivotal and exciting time.”