Deputy Chairman / Co-Founder
Jim Mellon, a co-founder and Deputy Chairman of Juvenescence, was inspired by the possibilities and advances being made in the area of longevity. He travelled across the world, speaking to leading scientists and researchers, and from those conversations, he wrote the book, Juvenescence. That book and his partnership with Greg Bailey and Declan Doogan led to the concept and rare opportunity to reinvent human aging.
Jim is an investor with interests in numerous industries. After leaving Oxford University, where he studied philosophy, politics and economics, he worked in Asia and the United States in two fund management companies, GT and Thornton, before establishing his own business in 1991. This business continues today, but Jim no longer works as a fund manager and is, instead, focussed on biotech, clean food, and property, with other business interests managed by his family office, the Burnbrae Group. These interests include banking, mining and hotels.
In addition to his roles at Juvenescence, Jim is a non-executive director of Condor Gold, Portage Biotech Inc., Bradda Head Limited, Chelsea Avondale Limited, and of Agronomics Limited, and is executive Chairman of Manx Financial Group, which owns Conister Bank. Burnbrae is a substantial landlord in Germany and has interests in a diverse range of projects. Jim has written several books, including Wake Up!, Juvenescence and the recently released Moo’s Law. Jim has established the Mellon Longevity Centre at Oxford, and is also an honorary fellow of Oriel College.