Oxford Nanopore has appointed Peter Allen to non-executive director of the board. He currently serves as non-executive chairman on the boards of ProStrakan Group, Chroma Therapeutics, and Proximagen Neuroscience. Previously, he served as chief financial officer for Abacus Group and Celltech Group. He was also the deputy CEO of Celltech until the company was sold in 2004. Allen succeeds Riccardo Pigliucci, who is retiring.