Octopus Titan VCT plc announced the appointment of Julie Nahid Rahman as an independent non-executive director with effect from 1 August 2023. Julie is currently an external advisor to McKinsey?s life sciences practice in addition to her own independent consulting. She brings over 20 years of experience across a diverse mix of industries from top tier global firms including private equity, executive search and strategy consulting.

Julie was previously a member of the European healthcare practice at Spencer Stuart leading senior executive and board appointments for life sciences companies and healthcare funds. Prior to executive search, she spent a decade as an investor at Visium Healthcare Partners and Paul Capital Healthcare providing creative growth capital to life sciences companies. Julie began her career as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company advising healthcare and private equity clients.

Julie holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with her M.Sc. in materials science (MIT Langer Lab) and her B.Sc. in chemical engineering.

Julie will be a member of the Audit Committee, Management Engagement Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committeeof the Company, with effect from the date of her appointment.