Jim Warwick steps down from Abcam Board
Abcam plc, a global leader in the supply of life science research tools, announces that after 15 years at Abcam, Jim Warwick has today served notice of his intention to retire from Abcam and step down from the Board by the end of 2016.
Jim remains committed to the Company and will continue to work with the executive team to lead existing activities and plan the transition of his role. Over his time with Abcam, Jim has had a variety of roles and most recently as Chief Operating Officer (COO) he has led Innovation & Manufacturing, IT, Operations and Human Resources (HR) activity. Jim’s role as COO will not be replaced. Instead the business will be restructured with IT, Operations and HR each joining the Chief Executive Officer’s direct reports.
Alan Hirzel, CEO of Abcam, said:"Jim has played a key role in Abcam’s journey and has shaped a large part of our success. We will work with him on how we manage his portfolio of work and setting up the business with new key roles to support our next phase of growth and change. We have recently appointed Nick Skinner as our Global Human Resources Director, and he has already commenced a search for a Chief Information Officer and will shortly initiate the search for a Global Supply Chain Operations Leader. Jim will lead the rollout of our new technology platform and will be working with us until the end of 2016; a reflection of his commitment to the business."
Jim Warwick, COO, said: "Over the last 15 years it has been a privilege to be a part of the Abcam journey. Seeing the tremendous success and growth of the business into a global market leader is humbling. I remain committed to the business and excited about continuing to lead the rollout of our new technology platforms."
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As an innovator in reagents and tools, Abcam’s purpose is to serve life science researchers globally to achieve their mission, faster.