Chris Brinsmead CBE, Chairman

Chris Brinsmead has worked in the Pharmaceutical industry for over thirty years, holding executive leadership roles within ICI and AstraZeneca. He was President of the ABPI from 2008 to 2010. He is currently on the Board of UDG Healthcare plc and The Wesleyan Assurance Society, having previously held Board positions at Domino Printing Sciences plc, Cambian Group plc and Kinapse Ltd. He also chairs two private companies, Proveca Ltd and Bamburgh Capital Ltd. Chris is a Member of Council at Imperial College and an advisor and champion on Life Sciences for the UK Government. He was appointed a CBE in January 2015. Chris Brinsmead holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from Nottingham University and an MSc in Business Science from Manchester Business School.


Jamal Rushdy, Chief Executive Officer

Jamal brings over 20 years of experience in the medical device industry in successful entrepreneurial and high growth public companies. Jamal has extensive commercial and operational leadership experience including leading global orthopedic and biologics product marketing teams at DJO and Tornier (now Wright Medical), as well as a successful track record of building shareholder value through business development transactions. He has helped achieve successful exits for private equity and angel investors as a founding member or senior executive of four medical device companies. Jamal earned an MBA from U.C. Irvine and a BSME from U.C. San Diego.


Hilary Spence, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Hilary has over 30 years' commercial experience in finance across a number of multi-sector businesses. Over her career Hilary has been involved in a number of successful business transformations where her diverse skills have been used to create, financially evaluate and implement growth strategies. Hilary has worked with a broad range of companies from large corporates including Heineken, Vodafone, Motorola and Premier Foods and smaller more entrepreneurial businesses. Most recently Hilary was Interim CFO at the private equity funded Powerleague, where she was integral to the restructuring and transformation of the finance systems.

Hilary is a Chartered Accountant, member of ICAS and has a BA in Business Economics and MBA from Strathclyde University.


Geoff Bennett, Non-Executive Director

Geoff co-founded Southern Lights Biomaterials in 2003 and as CEO was responsible for guiding the company to a dominant position in biomaterials and regenerative medicine. He has financial and operational experience including previously holding the chief financial role at three publicly traded Canadian companies (Pelorus Navigation Systems Inc., Circle Energy Inc. and Solid State Geophysical Inc.) as well as experience of early stage enterprises specialising in technology commercialisation, such as InnerVision Medical Technologies Inc. where he held the position of COO. Geoff holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.


Malcolm Gillies, Non-Executive Director

Malcolm is a director in several private companies mostly involved in the healthcare area including Antoxis and Ohmedics. He was a non-executive director of Aircraft Medical, which was acquired by Medtronic for £72 million in November 2015. He has previously held positions as a non-executive director in public companies and was company secretary at Axis-Shield Plc. He has a background as a corporate finance lawyer, having been a senior partner with Shepherd+Wedderburn.


Wade Rosen, Non-Executive Director

Wade Rosen is a successful business leader, entrepreneur, and co-founder of two business-to-business technology companies, ThrivePass Inc. ("ThrivePass") and Wishlist Rewards LLC ("Wishlist"). Mr Rosen currently serves as a Director of RDI, and as Executive Vice President at Scientific Life Solutions, a subsidiary of RDI. He also serves as a Director for Wishlist and Flagship Biosciences, Inc. and as Chairman of the Board at ThrivePass. Mr. Rosen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Information Technology & E-Commerce from The University of Denver, and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Instituto de Empresa in Spain.


Page last updated: 30 March 2020

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