Sci-tech Daresbury yesterday (15th May) played host to the second Meet the Experts event, delivered by TRUSTECH on behalf...Read more
TRUSTECH Board of Directors
Don Hammond is an experienced businessman and has worked within both the private and public sector. He worked in industry before studying at Manchester Business School. After completing his studies, he joined Citibank and then a small London merchant bank.
After 14 years in the City, he set up a small regional bank in the mid 1980′s raising venture capital from various institutions. This merged with a Regional firm of stockbrokers in 1988. After a period as Director of the Corporate Finance team, he became a business angel and now has investments in a number of emerging companies. Don was also the Chairman of Halton Hospital and then Cheshire Community Trusts.
Keith is a founder and Executive Director of TRUSTECH, the North West NHS Innovation Service, which provides innovation management services to North West NHS Trusts and the region’s Universities to discover and exploit bio/health intellectual property; working in partnership with the healthcare industry sector to develop new collaborations that accelerate the development of products and services to improve healthcare delivery. He is a member of the NHS Secretary of State’s Advisory Panel for NHS Challenge Prizes, is a Director of Smart Healthcare Ventures – the commercial arm of TRUSTECH – and is a member of the Bionow Steering Committee and the Science and Technology Facilities Council Futures Advisory Panel.
Keith is also the Director of Innovation at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He has regional and national experience in NHS research and innovation management, and manages the Trust’s extensive commercial and innovation portfolio.
John’s experience and expertise are in new product innovation, science and technology strategy, R&D, and business-higher education partnerships and Networks. He spent 35 years in the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry where his last post was Research Manager and Chief Scientist for ICI plc. He was awarded a CBE in the 2000 New Year’s Honours List “for services to the Chemical Industry”.
John is Chairman of COGENT the Sector Skills Council for the Chemical/Oil and Gas/Nuclear Industry, Chairman of University of Liverpool Enterprises Ltd (ULivE) and a Director of the newly formed Bioscience for Business Knowledge Transfer Network.
He is also a director of CLIK, the CCLRC exploitation company and, for the last eight years, has also been an Industrialist/Advisor to the DTI. John is an Honorary Professor at Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores Universities and was awarded a DSc in 2004 by the new University of Manchester for his work on the amalgamation of UMIST/Manchester University. He is currently World President of the Society for the Chemical Industry (SCI).
David Ford is an experienced International Board Executive and entrepreneur with substantive clinical and engineering experience in the biomedical sector.
Formerly an Executive Director of BSI Group, he was responsible for the worldwide Healthcare and Testing activity for the British Standards Institution. During David’s tenure, BSI became the leading certification and accreditation body to the global healthcare industry incorporating two notified bodies supporting the European Medical Devices Directive. David was also responsible for the world recognised ‘Kitemark’ across all sectors of industry, and was active on the board of BASEC, the global safety scheme for electrical cable.
David has more than 20 years experience in the medical device industry including product and licence management, strategic planning, managing change, systems integration, sales and marketing, research and development, and personal development. For the last 12 years, these positions have been at board level and have involved a number of ‘blue chip’ global medical device companies.
David is currently working with and advising private equity businesses and is also active in developing a number of new businesses in healthcare, industry and the public sector.
Prior to his industrial experience, he managed a bio-engineering unit team within an NHS hospital, where he also led the design of medical and research equipment. In industry, David managed a large multidisciplinary R&D team developing cardiac surgery products including prosthetic heart valves, and then progressed them through sales and marketing roles to general business management and subsequent board appointments.
Frequently the champion for clarity of policy, harmonisation of standards and outcome improvements, David has supported governments, ministries and developing nations in policy formation for medical devices and associated therapies. David has also frequently represented the United Kingdom at the World Health Organisation, the FDA and the European Commission in developing policy for medical devices and Medical Device Regulation.
Sir Netar Mallick is Professor Emeritus of Renal Medicine in Manchester. He was knighted in 1998. He demitted office as Medical Director of the National Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (2003–2006) after been Medical Director of the Advisory Committee on Distinction Awards 1999–2003.
From 1967 he worked in the University Department of Medicine in Manchester as Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in Medicine and was Associate Director of the Renal Transplantation Unit from its inception in 1968. From 1973, as Consultant Renal Physician, he developed an internationally recognised Department of Renal Medicine integrated with the Transplantation service.
He has been President of the Renal Association of Great Britain and Ireland and Adviser to Her Majesty’s Government on renal disease. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London) and ad personam of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of Edinburgh and of Ireland and of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He has written and lectured widely on renal disease and renal replacement therapy.
Until 2000 he was Medical Director of Central Manchester NHS Trust. He has been President of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society and of the Manchester Medical Society.
Mr Alun Davies - Non-Executive Director
Alun Davies is an independent business advisor and management consultant. He has over 20 years of hands-on commercial experience with early stage and high growth businesses in multiple sectors, including health care, technology, property, professional services and non profit.
Alun’s roles have included Chief Executive of Sheffield Orthopaedics Limited, one of the UK’s leading independent orthopaedic health care providers, European Managing Director and Vice President of Marketing for Rockliffe, a Californian software company, and Commercial Director of FiLGROUP, a property development company involved in urban regeneration. He is also the Chairman of Leeds-based CASAC, one of the UK’s leading social enterprises.
Dr Shikha Pitalia, experienced for over 20 years, was honoured to be GP of the year 2008, as awarded by the Royal College of General Practitioners, Mersey Deanery.
Dr Pitalia chairs United League Commissioning (ULC), a well-established consortium since 2006. ULC has evolved from its original 9 practices to 23 across Wigan and St Helens with circa 100,000 patients and attributes its phenomenal success to excellent clinical engagement and the early adoption of innovative ideas in the provision of healthcare.
Shikha, with her husband Dr Sanjay Pitalia, is the co-founder of SSP Health. SSP Health has an impressive track record of high performance and excellence in delivery of primary care services and premises in 7 PCTs across the North West.
Shikha pioneered the ‘Acute Visiting Scheme’, significantly reducing unscheduled admissions for the consortium in St Helens. Her work in urgent care and improving patient access has been nationally acclaimed, winning many awards including GP Enterprise Award (2009), NHS Live (2009) and NHS Alliance Acorn (2007) and was commended at the HSJ (2007) and NPAC (2009).
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