Dr Angus Muirhead was an undergraduate and then a researcher in Marine Science during eleven years at Swansea University.  He was awarded his PhD in 1989.  He then pursued a career in the Healthcare industry, working for Bayer AG internationally as well as within the UK affiliate.  He was Chair of the Pension Trustee for the Bayer Group Pension Plan in the UK with funds under management totaling circa £950 million.  Dr Muirhead was a board member of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and has extensive experience of negotiations with various Government departments.

Dr Muirhead is a co-opted lay member of the Council of Swansea University.  He is also a member of the University Court and a member of the Finance Committee.