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Richard Vellacott joins Horizon Discovery as chief financial officer

His 15 years’ industry includes time in Deloitte’s life sciences practice

Cambridge, UK-based personalised medicine research tool firm Horizon Discovery has appointed Richard Vellacott as chief financial officer.

He was most recently vice president, finance at hi-tech company CSR, but joins Horizon with over 15 years' experience in working with life science companies.

During this time Vellacott served as a director in Deloitte's life sciences practice, where he specialised in capital market transactions including IPOs, M&A and fundraising on both the UK and the US markets.

Horizon's CEO Dr Darrin Disley said: “I'm delighted to welcome Richard to Horizon. As the company continues to expand, it is essential that we maintain a highly experienced executive team with the skills to deliver our growth objectives. Richard's background is an ideal fit and I very much look forward to working with him.”

8th August 2012

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