Professor A Jacqueline Hunter

Professor Jacqueline Hunter CBE FBPHARMACOLS, CBE, BPharmacolS, FMedSci

Professor Jacqueline Hunter CBE is a resident of Hertfordshire. Educated at London University, her first degree was in Physiology and Psychology and she was awarded her PhD in 1980.

Currently she is Chief Executive of BenevolentBio, a UK start-up which uses artificial intelligence to transform the drug discovery process. She was formerly Chief executive of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) which invested over £450M p.a. in bioscience research in the UK. She has an extensive record in developing and running global centres of excellence in pharmaceutical research and development. In 2010 she established a consultancy, OI Pharmapartners Ltd, to promote open innovation in the Life Sciences.  Professor Hunter has received a CBE for Services to the Pharmaceutical Industry; was awarded the 2010 Women of Achievement in Science, Engineering & Technology and in 2012 was elected a Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society.  She holds a personal Chair at St George’s Hospital Medical School and was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2013. She was previously a member of the Governing Board of Royal Holloway College, University of London.