Mr. Bamforth has served as a member of the Board of Directors since October 2017. He currently serves as the president and CEO of Brammer Bio, a cell and gene therapy CDMO that he founded in 2015 and merged with Florida Biologix, an established, 10-year old CDMO, in March 2016. In this role, he oversees a team of more than 300 employees providing services ranging from process development and early clinical supply services to production of Phase III clinical supplies and support for licensure of gene therapy products. Previously, he founded Gallus BioPharmaceuticals, a biologics CDMO that experienced rapid growth leading to its acquisition by DPx Holdings B.V., the parent company of Patheon, in 2014 for $257.2 million.
Prior to his founding of Brammer Bio and Gallus BioPharmaceuticals, Mr. Bamforth spent 22 years with Genzyme Corporation rising to the position of senior vice president of corporate operations and pharmaceuticals. In this role, he oversaw a multi-technology, global operations team comprised of more than 3,600 individuals at 13 internal sites and a network of 24 contract manufacturing organizations. This team was charged with supplying over 20 commercial products and multiple clinical products that spanned biologics, cell therapy, gene therapy, pharmaceuticals and biologic devices. While at Genzyme, Mr. Bamforth served as a member of the CEO’s operating committee, helping to guide corporate strategy acquisition, partnering and growth to over $4 billion in sales.
Mr. Bamforth also serves on the boards of MassBio and the Wentworth Institute of Technology, and is a Saltire Foundation founding-trustee. He earned a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Strathclyde University and an MBA from Henley Management College.