Chief Financial Officer
Richard Jones joined Medica on 1st August 2020 from Mereo BioPharma Group PLC, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on oncology and rare diseases where he was CFO from January 2017. Richard has extensive experience in the healthcare sector, both from his more recent career as a CFO in two UK quoted companies and also from his prior experience in healthcare Investment Banking initially as a healthcare sector analyst and then in corporate finance as Head of Healthcare at Investec.
Richard joined Mereo from UK AIM listed Shield Therapeutics plc where he was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary from early 2011. At Shield he had a leading role establishing the finance and other operations and guiding Shield through its 2016 IPO.
Richard is also a non-executive Director and head of the Audit Committee at AIM listed Alliance Pharma PLC, having joined the board in January 2019. Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in 1991.