Michael (Mike) Charles Nettleton Townend – Non-executive Director

Mike joined the Board  July 2, 2012 and is the representative of IP2IPO Services Limited, which has been the corporate director of Itaconix (U.K.) Limited* since February 2006. He has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of equity capital markets and the investment processes. He is currently Chief Investment  Officer of IP Group PLC, having previously served as Head of Capital Markets for four years. Mike joined IP Group PLC from Lehman Brothers where he was Managing Director of European Equities and Head of Equity Sales to Hedge Funds. Mike was also a key member of the senior relationship management program. Prior to this, he was an Executive Director at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette with responsibility for building the Bank’s business with hedge funds and alternatives. Mike has sourced, co-led or led numerous private and public transactions. Mike is the IP Group PLC representative on the Boards of Applied Graphene Materials,  Modern Water and Green Urban Transport .

* Itaconix (U.K.) Limited is the operating subsidiary of Itaconix plc