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Joanne Hagerty - Chief Operating Officer

Joanne has over fifteen years’ experience in business development and commercialisation. Having worked in life sciences since 2010, Joanne enjoys the distinct challenges of commercialisation in this industry and working with game-changing technologies that positively impact on peoples’ lives.

Joanne is focussed on delivering tangible results, such as securing funding and customers, building teams and developing marketing communications. Examples of her work include; identification of team members and bringing in first revenues to Reminova Ltd; driving marketing and building distribution for Deliverics Ltd and route to market identification for a range of university spin outs. Passionate about innovation, she has delivered training on this topic to over three hundred companies through Innova Innovation workshops.

Joanne’s career in business growth spans a range of industries including textiles, tourism, energy and consumer goods. Having secured BA Hons in marketing and modern languages from University of Strathclyde, Joanne spent a year studying in Milan and an academic year in Boston, undertaking the Saltire Fellowship programme.

Outside of work, Joanne enjoys the pursuit of gin and mischief. She is a member of the development board of Entrepreneurial Scotland, a keen networker and an advocate of Scotland’s entrepreneurial community. The eternal optimist, she is also an active supporter of Albion Rovers.