Eddie Powell joins Abcam as Finance Director.
Eddie gained a PhD in chemistry at Cambridge and then qualified in 1976 as a chartered accountant with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell (now KPMG) in London. He then worked for two years as a financial controller in Frankfurt, Germany. After returning to the UK he joined Marconi Instruments as financial controller, later Finance Director. Part of GEC, this was a £100m sales high tech group with subsidiaries in six countries. In 1990 he moved to Colt, a £90m turnover privately owned international light engineering group. He joined Abcam in March 2000 and continues to have the key role in the financial management of the company in order to allow it to achieve its strategic aims.
Eddie's reasons for joining Abcam were that it was "An exciting opportunity to be in at the ground floor of a high-tech start-up company."