Our team

The executives

Michael Watson
Mike Watson
Guillaume Stewart-Jones
Michael Watson

Mike Watson

CEO

Over 20 years of global vaccines experience from discovery through to policy launch and implementation in the UK, Europe, and USA with Sanofi Pasteur, Merck (MSD), Acambis and most recently building and leading Moderna’s infectious diseases and vaccines, venture. 

As well as taking 8 vaccines to first in man, 3 to phase 2/3, and 3 to licensure, recommendation and launch, he has extensive experience with novel platforms & technologies, global vaccines (Gardasil/HPV, Polio, and Influenza) and national and global vaccination innovation (Pediacel, Dengvaxia, Polio and Influenza). 

He is driven by the exceptional opportunity that vaccines give him to combine cutting-edge science, working with extraordinary people and impacting lives everywhere.

Guillaume Stewart-Jones

Chief Scientific Officer

With over 20 yrs of vaccine discovery and proven track record of structure-based vaccine design, has 70 peer-reviewed publications and 20 patents and patent applications spanning cancer, HIV-1, respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza virus, Nipah, metapneumovirus, measles, mumps and SARS-CoV-2 among other human and veterinary vaccines.

Co-inventor of a RSV preF vaccine, currently in Phase 2 clinical trials and of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine with >100M doses administered in >48 countries.

Was head of the VRC/NIH Pathogen Response Unit, designed and discovered vaccines to emerging and re-emerging human pathogens and Associate Director of Antigen Design at Moderna. Previously Principal Investigator at Oxford University in virology, immunology and structural biology.