Peter Leyland

BSc Hons (Newcastle), MBA (Manchester)

Peter read Life Sciences (Physiology, Biochemistry and Nutrition) in the Department of Agriculture at Newcastle University before joining British Sugar working for their overseas division British Sugar Developments undertaking projects in East Africa, Syria and the USSR. Peter then went on to Manchester Business School to do his MBA, writing his dissertation on the globalization of business and gaining recognition by being placed on the Director’s List.

Peter joined Baxter Healthcare gaining experience via multiple expatriate assignments in Europe and the United States with increasing responsibilities for their Edwards, Orthopaedic, Home Healthcare, Renal Divisions and leading the Competitive Intelligence function during an 18 year career.  Since then Peter has specialised as CEO of SMEs both public and private in the USA and UK focused on the commercialisation of leading edge technologies coming out of the world’s leading research and development institutions.