Howard Group has appointed Jon Green to the role as director of Unity Campus.

Set to commence in June, Jon is an experienced site leader with extensive strategic business operations and scientific experience within the commercial life sciences arena.

Jon will join from his current role as chief operating officer at Iontas Ltd.

Prior to this, Jon spent 18 years as vice president, site general manager at MedImmune Ltd (formerly Cambridge Antibody Technology).

He is also the current Chair of One Nucleus, the not-for-profit life sciences and healthcare membership organisation headquartered in Cambridge.

Located eight miles south of Cambridge, Howard Group’s 11-acre Unity Campus is an exciting new urban innovation district, home to 13 leading life science and technology companies, it is undergoing a major expansion, with the first two of three new laboratory buildings due for completion this summer, with the third following in November this year.

The newly constructed wet laboratory buildings will release 87,000 sq ft to the market to help alleviate existing demand for life sciences R&D space within the Cambridge cluster.

Nicholas Bewes, chief executive officer of Howard Group said: “In early 2022 we were joined by Jeanette Walker, as our Interim Director, to help us define and shape the strategic direction of Unity Campus.

“Jeanette’s work has given us a strong foundation and basis from which to further evolve the Campus as we reach the final stages of construction on our phase 2 buildings. I would like to extend our sincere thanks to Jeanette for her guidance and support, which stands us in very good stead as we progress the Campus masterplan.

“Jeanette now hands the baton over to Jon Green, who I am delighted to welcome to the Howard Group team. Jon’s exceptional experience in facilitating and managing large-scale projects and his understanding of the specific requirements of both life science R&D laboratory buildings and their occupiers will help us successfully navigate the onboarding of our phase 2 buildings.

In addition, his experienced hand will enable us to implement and further develop our vision for the Campus. The team is thrilled by Jon’s appointment and we very much look forward to officially welcoming him in June.”

Jon Green, incoming director of Unity Campus said: “I am delighted to be joining Howard Group as Director of Unity Campus. It is truly exciting to be joining at such a key stage in the development of this burgeoning scientific community in Pampisford, which will be a significant addition to the life sciences cluster surrounding Cambridge. I am looking forward to working within such a forward-thinking organisation with a clear commitment to science, the community and the wider environment.”

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