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Gerry Brown, Board Mentor, Criticaleye
Gerry Brown
Board Mentor

Gerry is currently Chair of Novaquest Capital Management, a private equity firm focused on life sciences. He is also a fellow of The Institute of Directors and Visiting Fellow to Henley Business School. 

Gerry's previous non-executive roles include being Chair of NFT Distribution, Senior Independent Director of Keller, Chair of Biocompatibles International and SID at Forth Ports. He also represented 3i on the Board of Vantec Corporation, an MBO from Nissan in Japan, until its exit. He was Chair of Upol, Director of CH Jones, Michael Gerson and Datrontech. Gerry has also been an Independent Director of Quintiles, the largest global provider of bio pharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics, and a member of the Council of the University of Exeter. In 2015 Gerry published his first book capturing his boardroom experiences titled 'The Independent Director: The Non-executive Director's Guide to Effective Board Presence'. He has since published two further books The Independent Director in Society and Making a Difference: Leadership Change and Giving Back The Independent Director Way
In addition, Gerry is a valued Criticaleye Board Mentor, giving direction and an opportunity for reflection to executive mentees.