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The High Value Biorenewables Network (HVB) is one of six Phase II BBSRC Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (BBSRC) funded for five years from January 2019. Details of all six Phase II NIBB are available at:

High Value Biorenewables builds on the success of the High Value Chemicals from Plants Network, one of 13 Phase I BBSRC NIBB funded from January 2014 – December 2019. Outputs and resources from the HVCfP Network are available at

HVB Governance

The Network is managed by an Executive Group working with support from a Management Board. Together, these comprise the Network Leadership Team.

HVB Executive Group members

Professor Ian Graham

Network Director

Centre for Novel Agricultural Products, University of York

Professor Anne Osbourn

Network Co-Director

John Innes Centre

Dr Joe Ross

Network Co-Director

University of York & Director of the Biorenewables Development Centre

Dr Caroline Calvert

Network Manager

University of York

Dr Anuja Dave

Network Coordinator

University of York

HVB Management Board members

Mark Berry Director, Food and Life Sciences Consulting Ltd
Tim Bowser Principal, Impact Science Consulting
Andrew Collis Synthetic Biochemistry Technical Lead, GSK Pharma Supply Chain
Paul Fraser Professor of Biochemistry, Royal Holloway University of London
Matthew Hodges Director of Commercial Operations, Oxford Biotrans
Gary Loake Group Leader, University of Edinburgh
Johnathan Napier Flagship Leader, Rothamsted Research
Simon Saxby Chief Executive Officer, Leaf Systems International Ltd
Neil Parry R&D Director Biotechnology and Biosourcing, Unilever
Monique Simmonds Deputy Director of Science, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Rebecca Wood Open Innovation Coordinator, Croda
Nicola Patron Director, Earlham DNA Foundry, Earlham Institute
Helen Townley University Research Lecturer, University of Oxford
Eleanor Binner Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham

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