A born leader, Dr Edward McGruder DVM PhD is Argenta's Global Head of Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I), leading teams in both New Zealand and the USA. Edward's passion for animal health was inspired by his father, great-uncle and uncle — all of whom were veterinarians.
Edward has enjoyed a long and successful career in research and development, starting as a veterinary practitioner and clinical associate, after graduating from Texas A&M’s Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences School. Since then, Edward has served as both CEO and board member of a biotech start-up and was most recently the Chief Scientific Officer of Alternative Innovation at Elanco. During his 21 year tenure there, he played key roles in developing and commercialising several products and was also a member of their Diversity and Inclusion Council.