The Board current comprises of three executive and three non-executive directors, brief biographical details of whom are set out below.
Mark Abrahams – Non-Executive Chairman
Mark is currently Non-executive Chairman of Fenner Plc, having been Chief Executive for 18 years. There he led a strategy of converting the group from a power transmissions manufacturer to a world leader in reinforced polymers. Mark was Vice Chair of Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and was Non-executive Chairman of the Darby Group Plc. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Companion of the Institute of Management. He is a member of the Economics Growth Board of the CBI.
Neil Campbell – Chief Executive Officer
After beginning his career in medical devices at Smiths Medical, Neil held several sales and marketing positions including regional International Sales Manager at Eschmann. He subsequently joined Electro Medical Equipment Limited (“EME”) as marketing manager for the global neonatal company. In 2003, Neil became CEO and founding partner of Inspiration. In total Neil has spent 23 years in the Medical Device sector in each of critical care, neonatal intensive care and the operating theatre. Neil’s commitment to perinatology has been recognised by his being invited to be an industry and scientific board member at the Infant Centre in Ireland. Neil is also a non-executive director of Neuroprotexeon Limited, a drug-discovery and biotechnology company, in which Inspiration is a shareholder.
Mike Briant – Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant Mike spent over ten years in senior financial roles, both within the corporate head office and operating subsidiaries of the Thorn EMI plc and Thorn plc groups. Mike then joined Quadriga Worldwide as Finance Director the then leading European supplier of guest technology managed services to the hospitality industry, helping them grow across Europe. In 2002 Mike joined LMA International NV (“LMA”), an anaesthesia company and the market leader in the supply of laryngeal mask airways for use general anaesthetic operations. Mike helped LMA IPO on the Singapore Stock Exchange and grow to an £80m company, selling globally and completing a number of acquisitions. Mike was CFO of LMA until its acquisition by Teleflex Inc. Before joining Inspiration Healthcare Group plc in September 2016 Mike undertook an interim assignment helping a medical device start-up company prepare all systems, processes and resources to commence its international sales. Mike has over twenty years’ experience as a CFO helping SME businesses to grow internationally.
Toby Foster – Group Sales Director
Toby joined EME in 1992 having previously run his own small business in the construction/property industry. During his time at EME, he was instrumental in launching new products including neonatal ventilators, neonatal nCPAP, adult high frequency oscillation and developmental care. He then moved to international sales management before heading up the UK sales team. In 2003 he was a founding director of Inspiration; responsible for all sales and sales recruitment, the 24/7 clinical support service and patient first philosophy, launching several new technologies including the Novalung extracorporeal lung assist into the UK critical care market.
Brook Nolson – Non-Executive Director
Having established and managed a regional electronics retail chain, Brook moved into a marketing role with Balfour Beatty plc in 1986. He assumed the role of regional marketing director in 1989 for the North East. Following a period as business development director of Birse Group plc, Brook was appointed strategic key accounts director of Willmott Dixon Group. His roles included development of marketing strategy, establishing a customer care process and managing innovation, research and development. In 2001, he was appointed group strategic director of Morgan Sindall plc, with responsibility to consolidate individual operating companies into one brand. Brook remains an adviser to a number of businesses across various sectors, which include turnaround and start up situations.
Robert Beveridge - Non-Executive Director
Bob Beveridge FCA was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 3 August 2015. He will chair the Company’s Audit Committee. Mr. Beveridge has wide ranging non-executive director and public company experience. He is Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Brady plc, Volex plc, InternetQ plc and Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Previously Mr. Beveridge was Group Finance Director of McBride plc, Marlborough Stirling plc and Cable and Wireless Communications plc.”