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Cooper named as Abingworth CFO

by Alice Murray 13 November 2019

Neil Cooper has been appointed CFO for Abingworth, succeeding James Abell who is retiring after 21 years with the firm.

Cooper joins from Kennet Partners, a growth equity company, where he was finance director. Previous roles include senior finance positions at Robert W Baird, Baird Capital Partners Europe and Advent Venture Partners.

In his new role, Cooper will oversee the finances and administration of Abingworth across it’s locations in the UK and the US, as well as support the fundraising and investment activities.

Commenting on the change, Abingworth’s chair and managing partner Tim Haines said: “I would also like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Abingworth team to thank James Abell for his dedicated service over the past two decades. He has been integral to the success of the company over that period, significantly impacting all aspects of the financial and operational functioning of the firm and in the process setting incredibly high standards that will continue to serve as strong foundations for the future. We wish him a very well deserved and enjoyable retirement.”

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