Board of Directors

Nigel Rogers

Executive Chairman

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Nigel Rogers

Nigel qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 spending eight years with PwC before moving into industry.  He managed the flotation of Stadium Group plc (“Stadium”) as Group Finance Director, before progressing to Group Chief Executive Officer in 2001.  Under his leadership, Stadium divested several non-core businesses, focusing on the successful development of its electronic design and manufacturing capabilities in the UK and China to a global customer base.  He joined 600 Group plc as Group Chief Executive Officer in 2012 and led the turnaround of the AIM-quoted global machine tool business (Colchester-Harrison), increasing strategic focus on the growth of its laser marking business (Electrox) until April 2015. Nigel has been Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of Transense Technologies plc, the AIM-quoted provider of sensor systems, since July 2015.  Nigel was appointed Executive Chairman of Surgical Innovations Group plc in October 2015.

Paul Hardy

Non Executive Director

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After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1984, Paul moved into the engineering industry which culminated in leading the private equity-backed management buyout of BI Engineering Limited, a £60m turnover group of aerospace and med-tech businesses in the UK and US.  The medical division was subsequently sold to a US venture capital buyer for in excess of US$200m.  Since 2003, he has owned and led Hardy Transaction Management Limited, a boutique provider of merger and acquisition lead advisory services.

Alistair Taylor

Non Executive Director

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Alistair is a vastly experienced director in life science companies with exposure to both pharmaceutical and med-tech sectors.  After forging a successful career with Beecham Group Limited and Pfizer Inc., he has gone on to lead a number of public and private businesses in the medical field in the UK and internationally, initially as CEO of Biocompatibles plc, and later as Chairman of Lombard Medical Technology plc, and Phytopharm plc amongst others.

Professor Mike McMahon

Non-executive Clinical Director

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Professor Mike McMahon

Experience
Mike, a founder Director of Surgical Innovations Ltd, became Non-executive Clinical Director in October 2007. He is an
Emeritus Prof of Surgery at the University of Leeds, and practices as a Consultant Surgeon at the Nuffield Hospital, Leeds. He has carried out research and development of laparoscopic surgery and has demonstrated operative techniques in many countries. He is past President of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and was also Tutor in MIS at the Royal College of Surgeons and Director of the Leeds Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapy.

 

Other appointments
Mike’s past roles include President of the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Chairman of the Education
Committee of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery. He is a Non-executive Director of Cipher Surgical Limited.

Melanie Ross

Managing Director

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Melanie qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 2006 training as a graduate with Corus before moving on to gain commercial exposure at the European Headquarters of Fellowes Inc.  Melanie then moved on to Eaton Cooper Lighting & Safety Ltd, progressing through various roles to Business Partner – Finance before changing focus and moving to AESSEAL plc as Business Development Manager.  It was her work here that led to a secondment over to Surgical Innovations Group plc as a consultant, working with the incumbent management on a full strategic review.  Melanie transitioned over from AESSEAL in July 2015, and was appointed Finance Director (and Company Secretary) of the Group in the August, as well as General Manager of the main trading subsidiary.  In October 2015 Melanie was appointed Managing Director of the Group.