Heather Roxborough, PhD
Heather is Senior Director of New Ventures & Transactions at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, London, where she is responsible for identifying and transacting on transformational innovations within the Consumer sector.
Heather has spent the majority of her career focused on delivering game-changing innovation. She has over 7 years’ experience in the Venture Capital industry, most recently as Principal at Tate & Lyle Ventures, where she was actively investing in the health & wellness space. Prior to this, Heather worked for a number of early stage technology funds investing in a broad range of opportunities from consumer healthcare through to diagnostics and digital. She has held board positions in a variety of start-ups, always assuming a proactive role and working closely with management teams to help define strategy and support the company through to exit.
Heather started her career at Unilever holding a number of innovation roles from new product development through to corporate venturing and new business creation. She has a BSc in Biochemistry and PhD in Clinical Biochemistry both from Queen’s University, Belfast.