Gary Cass has a BSc in Agricultural Sciences specialising in microbiology, and over 20 years of experience working with microbial cellulose. He is a creative scientist who has been a key collaborator with numerous international arts and sciences projects including Micro’be’ fermented fashion, the first dress in the world made from wine. Mr Cass’ collaborative projects have been exhibited around the world including a fringe event at the Venice Biennale and Documenta Germany; Trinity College Science Gallery, Ireland; Signature Art Prize in Singapore; and ArtStays Slovenia. Micro’be’ fermented fashion has recently gained media coverage with AOL.com and appeared in the 2014 Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Mr Cass joined Nanollose, a global innovator of Plant-Free™ Nanocellulose technologies and solutions, in 2016 as managing director and became non-executive director following the appointment of a chief executive in 2017. He transitioned to the role of an executive director in June 2018 following the recent successful pilot scale production of the company's Plant-Free NullarborTM fibre.