IP: Duncan Tatton-Brown appointed non-executive chairman of Oxford Nanopore

Oxford Nanopore Technologies plc

(“Oxford Nanopore” or the “Group”)

Duncan Tatton-Brown named non-executive chairman

Oxford Nanopore Technologies plc, the company behind a new generation of nanopore-based molecular sensing technology, is pleased to announce that Duncan Tatton-Brown will join the group as non-executive chairman effective August 1. 2022. Duncan will succeed Peter Allen, who will leave the Board on July 31, 2022.

Duncan brings a wealth of relevant experience as an executive and non-executive director of FTSE companies, founder-led and growing technology companies, and, in particular, where UK-born companies have grown to have a strong international commercial presence. He has had a distinguished career in a wide range of innovative companies in the technology, retail and media sectors, including as Chief Financial Officer of Ocado Group plc from 2012 to 2020, a period during which the business grew from a pure online game grocer to a leading UK technology company serving customers around the world, with 3.5x revenue growth and a 10x technology headcount. remains a senior advisor to Ocado and also currently sits on the boards of Cazoo and Trainline.

Duncan holds a Masters in Engineering from King’s College Cambridge.

Wendy Becker, Senior Independent Director at Oxford Nanopore, said“We are extremely pleased to have appointed Duncan as Chairman of Oxford Nanopore. Duncan’s impressive track record of working with FTSE companies that have expanded internationally, and his extensive experience within the board, mean that he is ideally placed to lead the board as we continue to innovate and grow. On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Peter for his enormous contribution to Oxford Nanopore and wish him all the best.”

Duncan Tatton-Brown, new president, commented“I am delighted to join Oxford Nanopore at such an exciting time in the company’s journey. The company has already done a tremendous amount of work, and yet the company is at the foot of its growth journey. Future opportunities for its sensing technology are immense, from the current scientific research community to future uses in health, agriculture, food or the environment.This potential is underpinned by its highly innovative and differentiated technology, its fantastic team, strong business model and growing customer base. I look forward to working with the board and management team to ensure the continued, long-term success of Oxford Nanopore.”

Gordon Sanghera, Managing Director of Oxford Nanopore, said“Duncan brings considerable experience to the Board of Directors in supporting high-tech growth technology companies, critical to our long-term ambition to enable analysis of anything, by anyone, anywhere. I want to thank Peter for his support and guidance over the years and I really look forward to working with Duncan as we enter the next phase of growth.”

This announcement is made in accordance with listing rule 9.6.11R. No further details are to be disclosed under Listing Rule 9.6.13R.


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This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of the UK version of the Market Abuse Regulations (EU No 596/2014), which forms part of English law under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. The person responsible for arranging the publication of this announcement on behalf of the Company is Hannah Coote, Corporate Secretary of Oxford Nanopore Technologies plc.

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