Based at GSK’s site in Irvine, Dave will take up the role in early November 2016 and brings with him over 20 years of industry experience.
The Life Sciences Scotland Industry Leadership Group, (LSS), is a joint industry, enterprise, academia and government strategic team that aims to ensure the best environment in Scotland for technologies and established players in the sector.
Dave said: "I am both delighted and excited about taking on the role of chairing the Scottish Life Sciences Industry Leadership Group. I am extremely passionate about the life science industry and very proud of Scotland’s contribution within it. Life sciences improve the health and wellbeing of millions of people, not just nationally, but around the globe.
Dave takes over as chairman from Dr John Brown who has led the group for over a decade.
Dave continued: "I would like to acknowledge John Brown's significant contribution during his time as chairman. It is my intention to continue to build upon all the positive developments
the group has made in recent years."
Dr John Brown, CBE, FRSE, commented: "Having been chair of the Life Sciences Industry Leadership Group for over 12 years, I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the growth of our sector. I am delighted that Dave Tudor will succeed me in November.
"Dave is ideal for the role, which is key to advising and informing Government on issues of strategic importance to the life sciences sector."
Minister for business, innovation and energy Paul Wheelhouse said: "I would like to congratulate Dave Tudor on his new role as chair of Life Sciences Scotland. He is already a valued member of LSS and has contributed significantly to the group’s ambition to ensure the industry’s success in Scotland.
"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing chair, Dr John Brown, for his time and commitment to Life Sciences Scotland."