Our people

Meet our experienced team

  • Alex Weymouth-Wilson

    Chief Scientific Officer

    Alex completed his graduate and postgraduate education at the University of Reading receiving his PhD in 1993 under the supervision of Professor John Mann. With over 25 years’ experience in the fine chemical industry at NZP / Dextra, Isochem and CMS Chemicals, Alex has extensive synthetic experience developing innovative scalable routes to key intermediates and API’s predominately in the field of carbohydrates and bile acids. Alex has held the position of Chief Scientific Officer of Dextra and NZP since 2011, he is an author in over 35 published papers (h-index = 18) and over 15 patent families.

  • Kylie Burns

    Business Development Manager

    Kylie joined Dextra as a synthetic chemist in 2012 following completion of her PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Southampton under the supervision of Professor Bruno Linclau. Kylie joined the commercial team at NZP in 2017 becoming Business Development Manager for Dextra in January 2022.

  • Andrew Tyrrell

    Head of Chemistry

    Andrew joined Dextra Laboratories in 2010 having previously worked for Onyx Scientific. He has broad background in synthetic organic chemistry and process development having studied at the University of Oxford for both his undergraduate masters and doctoral degrees. He completed his DPhil in organic chemistry under the supervision of Jeremy Robertson in 2008. Andrew leads the carbohydrate chemistry team and has responsibility for the GMP facility in Reading.