Frontier IP Group (LON:FIPP), a specialist in commercialising university intellectual property, has appointed two specialist advisers to provide additional expertise.
The company has appointed John Price and Air Vice-Marshal Gary Waterfall to provide specialist expertise, insight and advice across the food and agriculture, and defence industries respectively, to support Frontier IP and its portfolio companies.
The roles are part-time and they will not sit on the group's board of directors.
Price spent 25 years working for Mars, the global food and petcare group, where he rose to become vice-president of operations in Europe.
Waterfall served for 34 years in the Royal Air Force, including flying Harriers and serving for three years with the Royal Air Force aerobatic team, The Red Arrows. His final role before retirement from the RAF was as chief of staff at The Permanent Joint Headquarters at Northwood, where he was responsible for planning and executing joint operations involving all three services around the world.
"Industry engagement is a central part of what we do,” said Neil Crabb, the chief executive officer of Frontier IP.
“It allows us to validate technology, understand how best to scale up, and ensures we are meeting real-world needs or demands. The vast experience of John and Gary and the support they can provide will help to significantly strengthen this aspect of our business," he added.