Jonathan Engler was born in 1965 in Manchester. He qualified in Medicine at Aberdeen University; after several years practising medicine he moved into a clinical research position at Boots Pharmaceuticals. Together with a colleague, he spotted a gap in the market in that Information Technology was being dramatically underutilised in the drug development process. This saw the birth of ClinPhone plc, a company that specialised in providing software services to automate the clinical trial process. This grew to a company of over 500 employees in six countries. The Company was sold to a NASDAQ-quoted US Corporation in 2006. Following the sale of the company in 2006, Jonathan re-trained in law and practiced as a barrister for a short period before returning to the business world. Jonathan was the CEO of Imagen Therapeutics from 2013-2018, focusing the company on developing its personalised chemotherapy service, which sits at the core of its business.