Dr Tony Raven - Cambridge Enterprise
Dr Raven became Chief Executive at Cambridge Enterprise in December 2011, prior to which he was Director of Research & Innovation Services at the University of Southampton, where he helped establish Southampton’s international reputation as a leading entrepreneurial university, creating a portfolio of 11 spin-out companies with four listings on the London Stock Exchange.
He worked at Rutherford Appleton Laboratories and Osaka University before joining Cambridge-based PA Consulting in 1983. In 1985 he was a founder of Summit Technology, the market leader in laser refractive surgery, which was acquired by Nestle Alcon in 2000 for $893 million.
In 1987 he co-founded Cambridge-based Sagentia Group plc, a technical and management consultancy which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. In 1991 he founded Diomed Inc, a pioneer and world leader in therapeutic medical diode lasers, and served as CEO and Deputy Chairman until 2000. Dr Raven is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Member of the Institute of Directors.