SLA appoints John A Brown as Director of Policy

Released: Monday 28th March 2011

Edinburgh, 28th  March 2011. The Scottish Lifesciences Association is delighted to announce the appointment of John A Brown as it Director of Policy.   The Scottish Lifesciences Association has made a solid start to it operations in Scotland. Following the announcement to set up a Scottish body in November 2010, the Association has successfully recruited a cross section of companies from the medical devices, diagnostics, biopharmaceutical and contract research organisations across Scotland.

Commenting, Dr John Brown (SLA Chairman) said, “I am delighted to welcome John A Brown to the SLA, John has provided much support and guidance under his role in the Scottish Government and will add to the capacity of the SLA to engage with the Scottish government and its agencies in the future. We are delighted with the great start the SLA has made and with the continued engagement with the Scottish government on key issues such as health the economy and education”.

One of the SLA’s priorities is to enrich the present level of mutually beneficial partnership working between the Scottish Government and the life sciences sector. The SLA will represent the Scottish Lifesciences Industry to the Scottish Government and its agencies, as well as to the UK Government and to Brussels.

Moving towards the May elections, the SLA will be focussed on delivering a Manifesto to the main parties over the coming weeks. Commenting Scott Johnstone SLA CEO said, “I am delighted to welcome John A Brown to the team. John and I have worked well together across the table and I very much look forward to working with him in the production of the manifesto and other key agenda items for the SLA”

Notes to the Editor
Scottish Lifesciences Association: Scottish Lifesciences Association was set up in January 2011 to represent the Scottish Life Sciences Industry to the Scottish Government and its agencies to ensure that policy and support for the industry is maintained and increased.
John A Brown: Former Scottish Government team leader responsible for policy on and advising Ministers about the life sciences, construction and retail sectors, with the overall aim of ensuring their contribution to Scotland’s sustainable economic growth within the Scottish Government’s Economic Strategy. 
For further information please contact:
 Scott Johnstone                                                                                                              Mobile        +44 7731 985583
ENDS 28 March 2011
SLA, Wallace Building, Roslin BioCentre, Roslin, Midlothian

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