About Life Sciences Scotland

The Life Sciences Scotland Industry Leadership Group (LSS ILG), is a joint industry, enterprise of agencies and government strategy teams. Their remit is to develop, drive and deliver the Life Sciences strategy in Scotland. By developing an environment where ingenuity and innovation can create jobs and wealth for Scotland, they aim to benefit the global community.

It fosters support and discussion between key players in the Life Sciences sector and those responsible for government policy-making to ensure Scotland has the best possible environment for fledgling technologies and established players.

The LSS ILG is chaired by Dave Tudor, VP, Primary Supply Chain at GSK and co-chaired by Paul Wheelhouse, MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy and supported by Ms Aileen Campbell MSP, Minister for Public Health and Sport.

LSS is a group of individuals who are committed to developing the Life Sciences sector in Scotland.

The LSS ILG consists of senior representatives from stakeholders across the spectrum of the Life Sciences community: CEOs and Directors from pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices and diagnostics companies; research organisations and academic institutions; Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Scottish Government and Scotland’s National Health Service.

ILG members

Mr Paul Wheelhouse, MSP
Co-Chair, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy
Dave Tudor
Co-Chair, GSK
Brian Bathgate
Charles River Laboratories
Fraser Black
David Bowie
Julie Brittenden
NHS Research Scotland
Julia Brown
Scottish Enterprise
John A Brown
Scottish Life Sciences Association
James Cameron
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Ms Aileen Campbell, MSP
Minister for Public Health and Sport
Alison Culpan
ABPI Scotland
Sinclair Dunlop
Epidarex Capital Partners Ltd
Colin King
Omega Diagnostics Ltd
John MacKenzie
Roslin Biocentre
Kevin Moore
Business Therapies Ltd
Deborah O’Neill
NovaBiotics Ltd
Marie-Claire Parker
Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre
David Scott
Hologic Ltd
Tom Stratford
Kyowa Kirin International
Nishan Sunthares
Ken Sutherland
Toshiba Medical Systems Ltd
Ricky Verrall
Chief Scientist Office

The LSS-ILG has focused on tackling key issues important to the sector and industry.  Theme subgroups across Business Environment, Innovation and Commercialisation, Sustainable Production and Internationalisation with additional representation from colleagues across the sector have come together to address these challenges.

Work with us, find out more: For more information about Life Sciences Scotland ILG and to get involved, contact ILG@scotent.co.uk