The VMIC team is made up of brilliant people from across the life sciences sector, and is led by an expert group of passionate and committed individuals. 

Meet our team

Neil Jones

Chief Executive Officer (ad interim)

Neil Jones

Chief Executive Officer (ad interim)

Joanne Jacques

Chief Operations Officer

Joanne Jacques

Chief Operations Officer

Julie Naish

Chief People Officer

Julie Naish

Chief People Officer

Martin Smith

Head of Manufacturing Science and Technology, and Process and Analytical Development

Martin Smith

Head of Manufacturing Science and Technology, and Process and Analytical Development

Rachael Robbins

Head of Manufacturing

Rachael Robbins

Head of Manufacturing

Lucy Pritchard

Head of Communications and Marketing

Lucy Pritchard

Head of Communications and Marketing

Stuart Bright

Head of Facilities and Engineering

Stuart Bright

Head of Facilities and Engineering

Birgit Hartnell

Head of Quality Control

Birgit Hartnell

Head of Quality Control

VMIC sits at the heart of UK science and technology

Our home is the heart of UK science and technology, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus. This world-class campus continues to deliver scientific and technology ‘world firsts’. Being located here gives us a global competitive advantage:

  • Walking distance to world class facilities dedicated to advancing global life sciences including the UK’s Diamond LightSource, Rosalind Franklin Institute, and Medical Research Centre.
  • Access to world-class scientists, engineers and people working in the ‘knowledge economy’.
  • Cross-sector collaboration opportunities that lead to innovative solutions.
  • Convenient access to world leading academic teams including Oxford, Cambridge, London.

Further Reading

History of VMIC

VMIC was founded in 2018 by world renowned academic and industry leaders in vaccines. In 2019 VMIC experts took a central role in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

The facility

Our advanced facility at the UK’s center for science and technology has state-of-the-art equipment, managed by experts in their field and is ready to help develop your vaccine.

Founders & funders

A powerful network of world renowned academic institutions with strong track records in vaccine research and development, industry leading commercial partners, and UK Government.

Our purpose

VMIC is part of the UK’s national scientific infrastructure providing a strategic vaccine development and manufacturing capability for the benefit of UK and beyond.