Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Dr Steven Powell
Chief Executive Officer

Dr Powell graduated in microbiology from the University of Wales and was awarded a PhD from the University of Aberdeen. He has over thirty years operational and investment experience in pharmaceutical and healthcare companies in the UK, USA and Scandinavia. Including his current role at Cambridge Cognition, he has held five CEO roles, three in public companies. In 2003, he joined Gilde Healthcare, a pan-European life sciences investment fund as a partner and remained an adviser to the fund until 2016. 

 

Nick Walters
Chief Financial Officer 

A chartered accountant, Mr Walters has served as Finance Director, Deputy Chairman and Chairman on a number of Boards. Mr Walters has over thirty years’ experience across a wide range of industry sectors and a track record for addressing the fundamentals in these companies and setting them up for sustainable growth. He has experience of start-ups in both the USA and the Far East as CFO.  

 

Michael Lewis
Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Lewis has 25 years global Health and Pharma industry experience. He is currently Executive Chairman of iPlato an m-Health provider with 9M patient connections in the UK, Chairman of Haem02, a biotechnology company developing artificial human haemoglobin, and Chairman of Glyconics Ltd, developing diagnostics for COPD director of Mikale Ltd. Mr Lewis is also a lecturer, speaker and invited Chair of innovation sessions at NHS Expo, Chairs the KTN Medtech group, and was past Chair of the Assisted Living Innovation platform.  He previously has held senior roles at Gambro (Brussels), Boston Scientific (Paris), C.R. Bard (New Jersey), Sybron (Switzerland) and Becton Dickinson (UK).

 

Dr Nicholas Kerton
Non-Executive Director

Dr Kerton is an experienced director of public and private companies in the healthcare industry. Having completed a Ph.D. in Organic Synthetic Chemistry at Nottingham University, he progressed through the Wellcome Foundation, and then joined DuPont and Whatman Reeve Angel plc in senior business development and sales roles before moving into microbiology as Managing Director of Malthus Instruments, a subsidiary of Radiometer of Denmark. Dr Kerton was a member of the management team who established Celsis PLC, one of the first biotechnology companies to float on the London Stock Exchange, led the successful sale of Maybridge to Fisher Scientific International, founded Lab21 (a molecular diagnostics service funded by Merlin Biosciences) during which time he acquired three companies, and managed the Sirigen Group from initial venture capital funding in 2008 through to selling the business to Becton Dickinson in August 2012.

 

Eric Dodd
Non-Executive Director

Mr Dodd brings significant experience in board-level positions to the Company, including having been Chief Financial Officer of Antisoma plc, Morse plc, Stanmore Implants Worldwide Holdings Limited and KBC plc. Mr Dodd is presently Chief Financial Officer at Iptor plc, a private-equity backed technology company.