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Appointment of Non-Executive Director

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12 September 2022




Appointment of Non-Executive Director


12 September 2022, Cambridge, UK - Abcam plc (AIM: ABC; Nasdaq: ABCM) ("Abcam", "Company"), a global leader in the supply of life science research tools, is pleased to announce the appointment of Luba Greenwood as a non-executive Director with immediate effect.

Luba's experiences focus on business development and strategy. She is a veteran biotech, pharmaceutical, tech, and life sciences investor and company builder.  Luba has held a number of senior leadership and board positions in the healthcare industry. Currently, she serves as the managing partner of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute Venture Fund, Binney Street Capital (BSC), which she has built and launched.  Luba is also the CEO of Kojin Therapeutics, a BSC portfolio company.  Her previous experience includes increasing levels of responsibility at Google Life Sciences, Verily and F. Hoffman-La Roche. 

Luba has extensive board experience, and currently serves on the board of directors of the following private institutions: MassBio, BenchSci, and In8Bio, Inc.

Peter Allen, Chairman of Abcam said: "I am delighted to welcome Luba to the Board of Abcam. Luba has had a distinguished career and her experience and expertise, particularly her understanding of Life Sciences, Technology and Healthcare will be a valuable asset to the Company as we continue to partner in this area and work towards our long-term growth plans."

Following Luba's appointment, the composition of each of the Board Committees is confirmed as follows:

Board Committee


Nomination Committee

Peter Allen (Chair)

Mara Aspinall

Giles Kerr

Remuneration Committee

Sally W. Crawford (Chair)

Mara Aspinall

Peter Allen

Giles Kerr

Mark Capone

Audit and Risk Committee

Giles Kerr (Chair)

Mara Aspinall

Sally W. Crawford


AIM Rules disclosures

Luba Greenwood (age 43) holds or has held directorships in the five years preceding her appointment at Abcam as follows:

Current Directorships

Previous Directorships (last five years)

Kojin Therapeutics, Inc.

Entrinsic Bioscience, LLC

Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, Inc.(MassBio)

Luca Biologics Inc.


Scinapsis Analytics, Inc. (BenchSci)


Brooklyn Immunotherapeutics, Inc


OS Acquisition Corp. (OS Fund)


Falcon Ridge Partners, LLC


In8Bio, Inc.


Dana Point Advisors, LLC


Save as disclosed above there are no additional disclosures to be made in accordance with Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules.

For further information, please contact:


+ 44 (0) 1223 696 000

Marc Perkins, Company Secretary

Tommy J. Thomas, CPA, Vice President, Investor Relations

Numis - Nominated Advisor & Joint Corporate Broker

+ 44 (0) 20 7260 1000

Freddie Barnfield / Duncan Monteith

Morgan Stanley - Joint Corporate Broker

+ 44 (0) 207 425 8000

Tom Perry / Luka Kezic

FTI Consulting

+ 44 (0) 20 3727 1000

Ben Atwell / Lydia Jenkins


About Abcam plc

As an innovator in reagents and tools, Abcam's purpose is to serve life science researchers globally to achieve their mission faster. Providing the research and clinical communities with tools and scientific support, the Company offers highly validated antibodies, assays and other research tools to address important targets in critical biological pathways.

Already a pioneer in data sharing and ecommerce in the life sciences, Abcam's ambition is to be the most influential company in life sciences by helping advance global understanding of biology and causes of disease, which, in turn, will drive new treatments and improved health.

Abcam's worldwide customer base of approximately 750,000 life science researchers uses Abcam's antibodies, reagents, biomarkers and assays. By actively listening to and collaborating with these researchers, the Company continuously advances its portfolio to address their needs. A transparent program of customer reviews and datasheets, combined with industry-leading validation initiatives, gives researchers increased confidence in their results.

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Cambridge, UK, the Company has served customers in more than 130 countries. Abcam's ordinary shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIM: ABC) and its American Depositary Shares (ADSs) trade on the Nasdaq Global Market (Nasdaq: ABCM).

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Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any express or implied statements contained in this announcement that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements regarding Abcam's portfolio and ambitions, expected performance for second half 2021, as well as statements that include the words "expect," "intend," "plan," "believe," "project," "forecast," "estimate," "may," "should," "anticipate" and similar statements of a future or forward-looking nature. Forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, including, without limitation: a regional or global health pandemic, including the novel coronavirus ("COVID-19"), which has adversely affected elements of our business, could severely affect our business, including due to impacts on our operations and supply chains; challenges in implementing our strategies for revenue growth in light of competitive challenges; developing new products and enhancing existing products, adapting to significant technological change and responding to the introduction of new products by competitors to remain competitive; failing to successfully identify or integrate acquired businesses or assets into our operations or fully recognize the anticipated benefits of businesses or assets that we acquire; if our customers discontinue or spend less on research, development, production or other scientific endeavours; failing to successfully use, access and maintain information systems and implement new systems to handle our changing needs; cyber security risks and any failure to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our computer hardware, software and internet applications and related tools and functions; failing to successfully manage our current and potential future growth; any significant interruptions in our operations; if our products fail to satisfy applicable quality criteria, specifications and performance standards; failing to maintain our brand and reputation; our dependence upon management and highly skilled employees and our ability to attract and retain these highly skilled employees; and the important factors discussed under the caption "Risk Factors" in Abcam's prospectus pursuant to Rule 424(b) filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on 22 October 2020, which is on file with the SEC and is available on the SEC website at, as such factors may be updated from time to time in Abcam's other filings with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements contained in this announcement speak only as of the date hereof and accordingly undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. Abcam disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this announcement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than to the extent required by applicable law.


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