John Wells

Dr John Wells

Joined the Board in November 2023.

Dr John Wells graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Physics and a PhD in Engineering. He then worked in research and development at BP’s Corporate Technology Centre, subsequently broadening into international business management, strategy and policy roles over a 27-year career. John became the Director of Operations (COO) of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute in 2009 with responsibility for all operational aspects of the Institute, retiring in 2018.

John has served as a board member of wide variety of organisations, including as a Governor of Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and a member of the Joint Assembly of the Greater Cambridge Partnership. He is currently a Trustee of the Cambridge Colleges Federated Pension Scheme.