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Dr Ben Patient is Head of Intellectual Property and Commercial, which assists the NIHR in complying with the necessary regulations around R&D funding and strategies.The directorate develops the capacity of the NIHR to enter into commercial research partnerships with relevant life sciences or healthcare organisations.
Before joining CCF, Ben worked within the Commercial Directorate of DHSC, where he provided advice on intellectual property management and commercial services to department policy teams.
He is a Chartered Accountant, formerly with KPMG, where he managed audit and transaction services for the financial sector including venture capital, private equity, fund management, private client and sovereign wealth funds.