Discovery Park has announced Chris Broom as its new head of business development.

The park, which plays a key role in the South East of England’s life sciences community, will benefit from Broom raising the profile of the vibrant multi-business science campus on a global scale, and identifying potential new tenants that fit with Discovery Park’s strategic vision for the future.

Chris joins Discovery Park with more than 20 years’ of inward investment experience in public and private sector roles, most recently as head of investment at Locate in Kent, where he was responsible for promoting the county to prospective businesses and investors both in the UK and overseas markets.

Mayer Schreiber, CEO of Discovery Park, said: “We are delighted to welcome Chris Broom to Discovery Park as our Head of Business Development. He brings a wealth of experience that will be invaluable as we continue to build a world class science park, expected to lead in healthcare innovation around manufacturing and artificial intelligence.”