Experienced Board

The N4 Pharma board has a proven track record at a senior level in major international pharmaceutical companies and extensive experience of start-ups in the pharmaceutical and biotech field.

Dr Chris Britten

Non-Executive Chairman

Dr Chris Britten is an experienced pharmaceutical executive and is currently Head of M&A at Neuraxpharm, a privately-owned European CNS specialty pharmaceutical company. He has over 20 years’ experience in R&D, corporate development and investment banking. Previous roles include Global Head of M&A at Sandoz (Munich), Managing Director at Torreya Partners (London), Head of Business Development at Sanofi Pasteur MSD (Lyon) and Director, Life Sciences at Deloitte Corporate Finance (London). Chris also spent many years at GSK in both drug discovery and corporate development.

Nigel Theobald

Chief Executive Officer

Nigel has over 25 years’ experience in healthcare and in building businesses, strategy development and its implementation and a strong network covering all aspects of pharmaceutical product development and commercialisation. He was the head of healthcare brands at Boots Group plc in 2002 before leaving to set up a series of successful businesses, including Oxford Pharmascience Group plc, which he grew over 5 years into an AIM quoted company with a market capitalisation of £40 million upon departure. Nigel formed N4 Pharma in 2014.

Dr David Templeton

Technical Director

An experienced R&D manager who has worked in major pharmaceutical, biotech and in the generic industry with specific expertise in early clinical development and translational biology, toxicology and safety pharmacology, lead selection, candidate characterisation, PK/PD analysis and bioanalysis. David has worked in various pharmacology and pre-clinical drug discovery roles for Pfizer, Xenova, Smithkline Beecham and GSK and was the head of non-clinical development at Celltech Limited from 2003 to 2004 before moving to Merck Generics UK as head of biometrics. He was appointed as director of clinical pharmacology of Eisai Limited in 2007 until in 2010 setting up his own consulting business offering discovery and early development advice to several pharmaceutical companies.

Luke Cairns

Executive Director

Luke has spent over 16 years working in corporate finance and is a former head of corporate finance and managing director at Northland Capital Partners, an FCA regulated stockbroking firm. Having left Northland in 2014, Luke founded LSC Advisory Limited to provide advisory and consultancy services to growth companies. He has worked with many growth companies across a number of sectors and regions on a wide range of transactions, including IPOs, secondary fundraisings, corporate restructurings and takeovers. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries.