Neil Torbett
CBO

Neil Torbett

Neil joined PhoreMost as Chief Business Officer in January 2017 and has responsibility for all operational and commercial activities. He is an experienced biotechnology professional with over 15 years of research and management experience in the biotechnology industry.

Prior to PhoreMost, Neil co-founded Activiomics Ltd, a proteomics spin-out from Bart’s Cancer Institute. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Activiomics until its acquisition by Retroscreen Virology (now hVIVO) in 2014 after which he was engaged in the establishment of R&D activities at hVIVO as Director of Discovery Research.

Previously, Neil worked at Piramed Pharma, where he was involved in the management of a successful research collaboration with Genentech focused on the discovery and development of PI3-kinase inhibitors for cancer. Piramed was sold to Roche in 2008.

Neil holds a BSc in Biology from the University of York and a PhD from the Protein Phosphorylation laboratory at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute after which he completed postdoctoral training at the University of California San Francisco Cancer Center. In 2019 Neil was awarded his MBA from The Open University.