Dr. Rachael Ritchie was appointed Vice President, Strategy and Partnerships in 2017. Dr. Ritchie is an innovation leader with over two decades of hands-on experience in the generation and mobilization of science and technology.
Dr. Ritchie has worked in public sector organizations across North America and Europe successfully creating and advancing partnership-driven, solutions-oriented science. Her accomplishments include leadership of Genome British Columbia’s European R&D partnerships, creation of OECD analytical frameworks for science and technology policy, and delivery of molecular biology-based solutions to industry and governments in Atlantic Canada. She is an active participant in regional, national and international innovation system growth and has served on national and international expert panels, working groups and committees.
Dr. Ritchie received a BSc (Hon) in Biochemistry from the University of British Columbia in 1991 and a DPhil in Clinical Medicine from Oxford in 1995. She was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, Boston Children’s Hospital, from 1996-1998.