Vice President, New Ventures & Transactions
Nerida is the Vice President for New Ventures & Transactions, at Johnson & Johnson Innovation. She is responsible for a New Venture team who identify, develop and execute transactions with a selection of the Innovation Centre’s diverse ecosystem of partners, including biotech companies, venture capital, non-profit organisations, governments, and academic institutions.
Nerida has over 15 years’ experience within the pharmaceutical sector. Before joining the Johnson & Johnson family, Nerida was the Business Development & Licensing Director and Executive team member at Vernalis PLC. In this position, she was responsible for leading transactions from their evaluations through to negotiation and closing. She has experience in licensing and collaboration transactions, as well as acquisitions and divestments. Previous experience includes business development at RiboTargets and Project Leader at The Boston Consulting Group in London where she provided strategic advice to the Pharma clients on M&A opportunities, R&D and manufacturing business functions. Nerida brings a broad and extensive background in operational and commercial activities in the R&D sector in both the US and the UK.
Nerida received her BSc from Sydney University and her PhD. in Biochemistry from Cambridge University.