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Rod Dowler, Executive Chair

Rod is a business adviser, executive, and business angel who is Executive Chair of the Industry Forum, a highly active London-based business policy forum that promotes dialogue between senior UK policy-makers and the business community. He is a board member of AgeneBio a US life sciences, spin-out from Johns Hopkins, which is developing therapeutics to preserve and restore brain function for patients at risk from neurological and psychiatric diseases; the lead, late-stage clinical programme is focussed on Alzheimer’s Disease. After graduation in Physics from Oxford, Rod worked as a softw...

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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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