Plymouth Science Park appoints new CEO and chair

Plymouth Science Park has made two major appointments, who will be charged with leading the drive to develop the Science Park and its commercialisation.

Ian McFadzen takes up the role of chief executive officer. He comes from the University of Plymouth where he was commercial director of the Marine Innovation Centre, while Michael LeGoff, founder and CEO of Plessey, has been appointed as the Science Park’s chairman.

McFadzen is the founding director of two biotechnology companies, including Biovault, the UK’s largest accredited private sector human tissue bank, and has worked with a range of science parks across the UK, including Plymouth, Cambridge, Bristol and Bath.

He said: “The primary objective of Plymouth Science Park is to support the University, and in so doing the city of Plymouth, to further its aims and reputation with respect to science, innovation and its commercialisation.”

LeGoff has been the CEO of Plessey since 2009, takes over as chair of the board of directors from John Acornley, who was serving as Interim.

Plymouth Science Park is co-owned by Plymouth City Council and the University of Plymouth.

The largest science hub in the South West has four meeting rooms and is able to cater for up to 100 delegates.

Caption: L-R: Ian McFaden and Michael LeGoff. Photo courtesy of Lloyd Russell

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

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