Nxera Team


Our management team, board and scientific advisory board have vast experience in the global pharma industry and provide a wealth of expertise.

A portrait of Dr. Matt Barnes

Dr. Matt Barnes

Executive Vice President, President of Nxera Pharma UK and Head of R&D

Matt joined Nxera Pharma in August 2016 as Head of Molecular Pharmacology and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Drug Discovery and Head of R&D Portfolio Management in January 2022. Matt has over 20 years’ experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry and previously held positions of increasing seniority at Takeda in Cambridge, UK and at Celltech Ltd (now UCB). He has a BSc in Biochemistry and a PhD in Pharmacology from Newcastle University in the UK.

Matt was appointed as President of Nxera Pharma UK in March 2022.