Mr. Race joined the F-star Board of Directors in December 2019. Mr. Race brings more than 20 years of experience at both the Chief Financial and Chief Executive Officer level in the life sciences industry. Mr. Race is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer of Minerva Neurosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:NERV), a company he co-founded in 2013 through the merger of Cyrenaic Inc. and Sonkei Inc. Previously, in September 2011, Mr. Race was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Funxional Therapeutics Ltd, an early-stage research company focused on the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Funxional’s lead program was licensed to Boehringer Ingelheim in 2013. Prior to this role, Mr. Race was Chief Financial Officer of PanGenetics BV, which included clinical stage companies developing NGF and CD-40 antibodies, part of which was sold to Abbott Laboratories in 2009. Mr. Race received an MBA from Durham University Business School, UK, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.