Dr Glenn Crocker, MBE DPhil

Executive Director, Pioneer Group

Glenn Crocker is an experienced chief executive, company founder, non-executive director and investor in the life sciences sector. He was founding CEO of BioCity Group from mid-2003, becoming Chairman at the start of 2019, when he also took up the role of UK Head of Life Sciences, for the global real estate advisor, JLL. In April 2021 BioCity was acquired by Trinity Investment Management and a new company, Pioneer Group Ltd was created. 

Pioneer Group provides the physical, financial and social infrastructure to support the creation and growth of life science and technology companies. The group manages around £1 billion of science real estate, alongside a team that helps create and build new ventures and a venture investment arm.

Glenn has a DPhil in Immunology from Oxford University and qualified as a chartered accountant with EY, working with biotech companies in Palo Alto, California and Cambridge, UK, where he headed up the UK Biotech practice for EY. Today he runs the ventures arm of Pioneer Group, responsible for venture building and investment, and a senior consultant to JLL.

He is a non-executive director of BDD, BioAscent Discovery, Alderley Park Ventures and the UK Science Parks Association and a governor of Trent College and has co-founded, invested in and exited many successful life science companies.

In 2014 Glenn received an MBE for services to the biotechnology industry.

Code of Conduct

Declaration of Interest

Our Board

Our board is a team of individuals with broad experience across the business, public and community sectors. They are supported by an unrivalled network of advisory boards covering Business & Innovation and People & Skills.


In order to be successful and relevant, D2N2 retains agile leadership, analysing commercial data as well as national policy and political events whilst subjecting its operations to rigorous review.

Read more about our Strategy

Get in touch.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership
8 Experian Way


Our Partners