We come from all over the world, with different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences, but all united to work towards the same goals.
Board and Management Team
Co-Founder and CEO
Ivan is a scientist turned entrepreneur, who is passionate about driving positive change through technology and innovation. He completed PhD in cell biology and regenerative medicine as well as an MBA. His academic career started at University College London and then Aston University where
his team worked at the interface of stem cell science and bioprocessing.
Most of his work is focused on stem cell therapies for medicine and he has translated this knowledge to cultivated meat.
When not at work, Ivan spends time with his family in their campervan, wild swimming and taking photos of cows.
Chris is the CTO and Founder of Creo Medical PLC and Head of the Medical Microwave Systems Research Group at Bangor University.
He is the Chair of Medical Microwave Systems and is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at UCL.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and the Learned Society of Wales. Chris was the recipient of the Institute of Physics 2019 Katharine Burr Blodgett Gold Medal and Prize, and the Junkosha Inaugural Technology Innovator of the Year Award in. He was also listed in the Sunday Times 2019 top-100 UK entrepreneurs.
He is an inventor and author on over 1000 works (patents and academic journal publications) with a focus on therapeutic and diagnostic use of electric and magnetic fields.
Chris’ focus in life is on developing ideas based on his knowledge of RF, microwave and millimetre wave energy that can make a positive difference to the world.
Co-Founder and CSO
Petra is a Co-Founder and the CSO at Quest Meat. Her journey in science started in her birth country Romania, where she trained as a Biochemical Engineer. She then moved to the UK where she had a PhD in Regenerative Medicine from Loughborough University, before becoming a Lecturer at Aston University. She is now affiliated with University College London.
Petra has always been an animal lover, she strongly believes that making meat without slaughtering animals is the way forward.
When not at Quest Meat, Petra can be found enjoying her time with family, friends and Jesse, her beloved cat.
Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director
Michael studied Economics at UCL and is a chartered accountant. He is also a Co-Founder of Quest Meat as well as a Non-Executive Director. He has over 30 years’ experience in finance and general management, mostly spent in the biotechnology industry. Previously, he held positions of CFO and COO at ReNeuron, a leading cell therapy company, where he was also CEO for 9 years.
When not at work, Michael can often be seen on his motorbike or being taken for a walk by Jake, the family cocker spaniel.
Nuno Madeira do Ó
Nuno is the COO at Quest Meat. His career started in Portugal (Faro) where he studied Pharmacy, before travelling to Nottingham, with a stopover in Sevilla for his Masters, to complete his PhD in Advanced Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering.
He worked in several biotech companies throughout his career and, before joining Quest Meat, he was the Head of International BD at the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult.
By joining Quest Meat, he is very happy to be part of a company that contributes to a greener and more sustainable planet.
Nuno can often be found playing rugby, travelling and enjoying Portuguese red wine.
Co-Founder and CTO
His education started at the University of Sydney, before moving to the College de France where he got his PhD. Afterwards, he did a post-doc in Oxford University and the Institute of Psychiatry in London, before becoming a Reader in Neurobiology of Behaviour at Kings College London. As John is passionate about cell and materials-based technologies, he founded ReNeuron, a stem cell therapy company, and was its CSO for 20 years. He also Co-Founded Glialign, a cell and tissue engineering company, prior to Co-Founding Quest Meat in 2021.
Along with his love of travel, John is a big fan of art and architecture.
70+ years of board experience in Biotech
Years in R&D
50+ in cell science
50+ papers published