Richard Jones, Independent Non-Executive Director
Richard joined Alliance as a Non-Executive Director on 1st January 2019. Since the start of 2017 he has been CFO and a board member of Mereo BioPharma Group PLC, a UK listed biopharma company developing a range of products in bone, endocrine and respiratory therapies with a focus on rare diseases.
Richard joined Mereo from UK AIM listed Shield Therapeutics plc where he was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary from early 2011 having initially joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in 2010. At Shield he had a leading role establishing the finance operations and guiding Shield through its 2016 IPO.
Prior to this, Richard had a career in investment banking, holding senior positions at Investec and Brewin Dolphin Securities, where he advised healthcare clients on a wide range of transactions and fundraisings including IPOs, M&A and fundraisings. Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in 1991.