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Rod Dowler June 2017 250 x 250 Hi Res
Rod Dowler, Chairman

Rod is an experienced business adviser, executive and business angel who is Chair/CEO of the Industry Forum, a highly active London-based business policy forum that promotes dialogue between senior UK Government policy-makers and the business community. He is a board member of AgeneBio a US company which is dedicated to developing therapeutics to preserve and restore brain function for unserved patients afflicted with neurological and psychiatric diseases. After graduation in Physics from Oxford, Rod worked as a software engineer and then in management consultancy. As a consultant, he wo...

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Diana Sternfeld, Director

Diana is a well-known patent litigator, working particularly in life sciences with an international practice in that area. As well as acting in patent disputes in all UK courts, she advises on international disputes and coordinates and assists with actions in other jurisdictions and patent offices. Diana graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in mathematics, statistics and economics. After a period with the civil service, she retrained as a solicitor. On qualification, Diana joined the central London commercial firm of Stringer Saul. She managed that practice for three yea...

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Jo Wyer, Director

Jo Wyer joined Industry Forum as Manager in 2007 to manage the administration and events. Her previous background was in project and programme management, primarily in the financial and telecoms sectors. She has worked at programme management level (to manage and support aspects of large projects such as EMU and Y2K), and at project level managing both technical and non-technical projects and staff. On a number of major engagements for leading corporations,  she was responsible for defining the strategic and implementation plans and then overseeing progress t...

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