DR JULIAN STONE – CHAIRMAN
Julian has grown and successfully exited several SME businesses over the last 32 years. Julian also served on the board of MiTAC inc ($28 Billion T/O) and has experience of both buying and selling businesses at a corporate level. Currently Julian is acts as Chairman for Gamlen Tableting as well as sitting as a NED for Middle East Medical Portal and as Board advisor to Cambridge Sounds Technologies and Nine Health Global. With experience across software, med-tech, electronics and manufacturing Julian possess a global network of contacts and a desire to focus on growth and exit plans for the companies he works with. Julian works in the markets of UK, EU, USA and China.
MR NATHAN NAGEL – DD & FUND-RAISING DIRECTOR
Nathan is a serial entrepreneur with 21 years’ commercial experience with 12 years on SME boards. He has worked across medtech, biotech, software and pharma. His executive experience includes: CEO at Middle East Medical Portal, interim CEO at Gamlen Tableting Ltd, board adviser at Mayfair Biohub Ltd, interim Managing Director of Sanyal Biotechnology LLC, interim CEO of the Neuro-Bio Ltd, CEO of Oncology Pharma Ltd and Director at LifeScience Ventures Ltd. Prior to leading companies Nathan worked for Bayer Diagnostics and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, where he started his career. Nathan’s strengths are; global commercial strategy, corporate governance, finance / fund-raising, legal and investor relations. Nathan has deep connections and understanding of the markets of the UK, USA and Middle East.
MR NICK CLAXTON – M&A DIRECTOR
Nick is a global commercial leader with 35 years’ experience within the life sciences, biotech, and medical market sectors. Nick has led teams in both SME companies and large blue-chip international organisations such as Becton Dickinson, Roche and Olympus. Nick has successfully managed mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures and has deep experience in scaling up businesses. He has also board experience of change management after corporate transitions. Having had responsibility for the commercial part of the organisations, he has also directed technical and scientific teams due to his scientific background. He is Harvard University educated. Nick has extensive experience working in the markets of UK, EU, USA and Asia.
DR SHAUN DAVIS – WELLNESS DIRECTOR , MA, MBA, MA, MSc, MA, LLM, CDir, FIoD, CFIOSH, FCIPD, FIIRSM
Dr Davis is currently serving as Global Director of Wellness in a well-known PLC. Voted as one of the 15 most influential Directors in wellness, health and safety and a winner of The Institute of Directors ‘Director of the Year – 2018‘ award. Dr Davis has led many improvement programmes across FTSE listed organisations in wellbeing, health promotion agendas, mental health, musculoskeletal issues and an ageing workforce. Dr Davis is a published author in many respected journals and practitioner publications, and he has also co-authored two books “Positive Male Mind” and “Positive Mental Health” in 2018 and 2019 that explore mental health management strategies. Dr Davis is the Vice Chair and Director of Strategy for the pan-European mental health campaign ‘Target Depression in the Workplace’. Dr Davis holds six Masters Degrees. Dr Davis was appointed as Honorary Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham, School of Medicine in February 2018.
ELAINE TAYLOR-WHILDE – DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL TECHNOLOGY
Elaine has significant experience of leading innovative clinical technology development across several sectors including the NHS, Elaine has a wealth of experience (clinical research, NHS and Social Care system and international big data/A.I. project delivery ) Elaine was National Clinical Research Lead for the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre before setting up Nine Health in 2011 and has worked at the UK Department of Health in both the Finance and the Quality teams. Elaine specialises in delivering large complex IT/A.I. programmes and since meeting her Chinese Partners Lantone Technology Company in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province in 2014 has supported the delivery of an intelligent information system running in community clinics in SE China. Elaine holds an academic post at the University of Leeds Business School and is a former Non-Exec Director (Patient Safety Lead) at a large NHS Hospital.
DR SIMON CARLINO – DIRECTOR OF AI, BLOCKCHAIN & ANALYTICS. PhD, DipSI, FCMI, FRSM, MBBA, MBCS
Simon is a leading Chief Data Officer and Data Analyst and was recently voted one of the key influencers and thought leaders within Blockchain by the BBA. Current CEO of Regent Street Strategies Ltd and Xertia Ltd, Simon was awarded the 2016 Saïd Prize for Strategy & Innovation by Oxford University’s World-leading Saïd Business School. Dr Carlino began his career in the private sector where he managed web-projects across various sectors later heading the software development department for a major US Telco. Since then he has worked on some of the UK’s most high-profile health IT projects and has over 15 years’ experience in technology consulting to the NHS and public sector. He holds a degree in Chemistry from London and Oxford Universities and a PhD from Reading University where he published 14 papers and was ranked as one of the Top 200 researchers in Europe and the USA.
ANDY KING – DIRECTOR OF MARCOMS
Andy is a strategic marketing and communications specialist with 30 years’ experience of supporting leading brands operating in both business and consumer markets to drive growth in market share, revenue and profitability. He has deep experience of working in financial services, public services and retail, and has successfully led teams across all marketing, communications, brand and customer service disciplines. Andy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM) and has held board level positions in both large organisations (Remploy) and an e-commerce SME (Bunches). He now acts as a marketing consultant to clients including Vision Express, the UK based optical retailer which is part of the global GrandVision group. Andy is also a trustee of a UK charity which operates globally – Links International.
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