Dr Peter Fellner is Chairman of the Boards of the medical technology company Consort Medical plc, and the biotech companies Vernalis plc and Mereo BioPharma Group plc. He was also, until January 2016, a member of the Novo A/S Advisory Group. He was Chairman of Optos plc until its acquisition by Nikon Corporation during 2015, and served as Vice Chairman of Astex Pharmaceuticals Inc. until its acquisition by Otsuka Pharmaceuticals in 2013. He was a Director of the global biopharmaceutical company UCB SA from 2005 to 2014. Dr Fellner previously served as Chairman of Acambis plc from 2006 until its acquisition by Sanofi in 2008, and of Premier Research Group plc from 2007 to 2008 when it was acquired by a private equity-backed group. He was Chairman of Celltech Group plc from 2003 to 2004, when it was acquired for €2.3 billion by UCB having been CEO from 1990 onwards. During this time he oversaw the company’s growth from a small research-based company into the UK’s largest biotech company. Before joining Celltech, he was CEO of Roche UK from 1986 to 1990. He was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Ablynx in November 2013.