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Pentlands Science Park Limited

Gareth Baird

Gareth Baird - Chairman of Pentlands Science Park Limited

A Kelso based farmer, Gareth holds a number of Director appointments including Scottish Commissioner for the Crown Estate and Chair of the Scottish Enterprise South of Scotland Advisory Board. Gareth is also Deputy Lieutenant for Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale.


Dr Keith WintonDr Keith Winton

Keith is fund manager for the Genomia Fund, an early stage seed fund focusing on supporting the commercialisation of research emerging from a group of ten public sector research establishments (primarily with interests in the bio-sciences).  The group includes the Moredun Research Institute. Originally trained as a chemist, Keith has over 30 years experience of technology transfer from university and research institutes. Through both the Genomia Fund and an earlier similar fund (the Edinburgh Technology Fund), he has been involved in early stage investments into over 20 start-up companies, a number of which have gone on to secure seven-figure follow-on investment from a variety of private investment groups. 


Peter Scott AltonPeter Scott Alton

Peter is a Chartered Surveyor with CKD Galbraith in Edinburgh, whom he joined in 2010. He is a member of their Edinburgh Building Surveying Team and predominantly undertakes commercial projects and professional work throughout Scotland and England. With a working knowledge of rural property through his family farm in the Borders, Peter also covers some rural and residential building surveying work. Peter joined the Board in March 2014.


Ian ForbesIan Forbes

Ian achieved a BSc (Hons) degree in Agri-Business Management at Newcastle University which incorporated a sandwich year with Persimmon Homes, the national house builder.  Prior to beginning an accredited MSc in Urban Real Estate Management and Development at Heriot-Watt University, Ian spent nine months with Broughton Property Management in Edinburgh specialising in residential property lettings and management.

After completing the accredited MSc at Heriot-Watt University Ian joined CKD Galbraith in September 2006 where he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in November 2008.  Initially gaining experience in Development Consultancy, he went on to established CKD Galbraith’s Commercial Agency presence in Scotland before leaving that team to concentrate on Investment Agency and Private Client work.     

Leaving CKD Galbraith in June 2013, Ian currently runs GRF Land and Property, a family owned land and property investment and development company.  His role also incorporates the management of GRF Farms, a family owned farming partnership.   


Professor Lee Innes

Lee has an honours degree in Immunology from the University of Glasgow and a PhD in Tropical Animal Health from the University of Edinburgh. She has conducted research in the area of infectious diseases of livestock at several different research institutes in UK and Africa and currently leads a group at Moredun looking at developing solutions to control diseases caused by protozoan parasites. She has published over 170 scientific articles and is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh in recognition of her contribution to teaching both undergraduate and post-graduate students.

Following a sabbatical year spent in Hong Kong in 2002-03 where she studied journalism and photography, she became more interested in science communication, knowledge exchange and education. Lee took up a new position as Director of Communications at Moredun in 2008, although still retaining her research interests.  She was recently awarded Honorary Professorships from Heriot Watt University and the University of Edinburgh.

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