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Biotechnology research company Vernalis has promoted in-house lawyer Alison Hood to the position of general counsel and company secretary.
Hood replaces former general counsel and chief operating officer John Slater, who left Vernalis at the end of September. It is not yet known where Slater has moved on to.
Hood joined the group in 2007 from pharmaceuticals company Celltech, where she was assistant general counsel.
Vernalis chief executive officer Ian Garland said: “She’s perfect for our organisation because she trained as a biochemist at university before training to be a lawyer. For Vernalis this is extremely valuable experience for us.”