Allan is the lead biomedical scientist for cellular pathology in NHS Lanarkshire. He has been the Scottish Pathology Network Manager for four years and has managed the Scottish Cervical Cytology Consortium for ten years. In 2015, the Royal College of Pathologists recognised Allan’s 40 years involvement in cervical screening with an honorary fellowship.
Having joined the IBMS in 1981, Allan became a Fellow in 1990 and earned Chartered Scientist status in 2010. He has been a member of the Institute’s Cytopathology Advisory Panel since 2000, acting as Chair from 2002-2008. Since 2001 he has had responsibility for designing the cytopathology programme at IBMS Congress, and delivered talks at each one since 2003. In 2013, Allan was elected to the IBMS Council as a National Council Member
Steve Bates has been the CEO of the UK Bioindustry Association since 2012. He currently chairs the International Council of Biotech Associations and has been a Board member of Europabio since 2015. Steve is the visible face of the vibrant UK life sciences industry to government and media.
He sits on the UK’s Life Sciences Council and Life Sciences Industrial Strategy Implementation Board. Steve has championed with government effective industrial incentives like the Biomedical Cataylst which have crowded-in private sector investment into UK SMES.
He has forged links for the sector across the USA, Europe and in China. In his time at the BIA Steve has developed new member groups focused on cell and gene therapy, genomics and engineered biology.
A strong advocate of partnership working, Steve champions sector collaboration with research charities and academia. Proud to lead an organisation with a diverse Board with over 40% female representation, Steve is committed to next generation talent and developing the skills needed for the sector to flourish.
Before the BIA, Steve worked for Genzyme and as an advisor to the UK Government of Tony Blair. He was made OBE for services to innovation in 2017.