Business Development Leader
Dr. Leonora Bishop brings over 17 years of experience working in the life sciences sector with start-ups, Government organisations and academic institutions to HiTech Health. Until recently, she was Senior Vice-President with IDA Ireland, the Irish Government agency responsible for attracting foreign direct investment, where she was responsible for driving the R&D activities within the organization. These included the establishment of the National Institute of Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT), a €55m investment to support the biopharma industry in Ireland and devising the model for large industry-academic collaborative research projects, leading to investments totaling €61m, by BMS, GSK, Beckman Coulter, Smith&Nephew and IDA Ireland.
A graduate of University College Cork, Ireland (BSc) and the University of New South Wales, Australia (PhD), Dr Bishop conducted post-doctoral research at Cancer Research UK and held a lectureship at Imperial College, London.