Science Capital Directors

marcella erskine

Marcella Erskine founded Music Shakers, which provides classes to young children, parents and caregivers. She created a programme of music and movement experiences that enhances early childhood development and fosters community building. She has Master’s degree in Social Work from Hunter College, New York and a BSc in Psychology from Colorado State University.

michael overduin

Michael Overduin is a Professor of Structural Biology, and established the Henry Wellcome Building as a national facility for biomedical researchers. He leads a laboratory studying protein mechanisms involved in cancer, and volunteers for the Lunar Society Executive. He received a BSc in Biology from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1988 and a PhD in biochemistry from The Rockefeller University in 1993.

richard miner

Richard Miner is an adviser and finance director for entrepreneurial businesses, and is a Regional Director at FD Solutions. His experience in growing private companies including management buyouts, finance raising, acquisition, disposal and turnaround. Richard focusses on healthcare and technology sectors, and has served on the Board of NHS Foundation Trusts.

Brief history

Science Capital was formed as a company limited by guarantee by Michael Overduin, Brian Miller and Vernon Blackmore in Birmingham in 2010.

David Hall, Paul Worsnop, Giles Brindley, Joe Tibbetts and Adam Maclean then joined as Directors, allowing development of new activities and expanded outreach.

People helping out

Aysha Ali Science Capital intern

John Rainford Strawberry Fields

The Information Daily team

Eva Quigley for interviews

Gavin Broughton on events

Scott James for interviewing

Stuart Whitehouse for videos

Partners

Science Capital enjoys working in partnership with local organisations.

Mutually beneficial relationships are offered to the region's Universities.

External Advisors

Advisors are drawn from our major corporate members, they suggest topics and speakers, review events, provide guidance in strategic planning, and are invited to our Annual General Meeting.