Directors and Advisors

Executive Directors

Julian Baines, Chief Executive Officer

Julian was Group CEO of BBI where he undertook a management buyout in 2000, a flotation on AIM in 2004 and was responsible for selling the business to Alere Inc. in 2008 for circa £85 million. In December 2009 Julian became CEO of the Group and has subsequently successfully completed fund raisings in 2010, 2011 and 2014, and the acquisition and subsequent integration of eight businesses in seven countries building revenue from zero to over £40m.


Richard Evans, Finance Director

Richard qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1983 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Studies and Law from Edinburgh University and an MBA from INSEAD. Before joining EKF Richard was Finance Director, General Manager and finally Global Account Director at Hitachi Data Systems GmbH. He has also held positions at Fisher Scientific, TRW Seat Belt Systems, Maxtor Corporation, United Technologies Carrier and Abbot Diagnostics GmbH in Germany.


Non-Executive Directors

Christopher Mills, Non-Executive Chairman

Christopher founded Harwood Capital Management in 2011, a successor from its former parent company J O Hambro Capital Management, which he co-founded in 1993. He is chief executive and investment manager of North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc and chief investment officer of Harwood Capital LLP.

Christopher is a non-executive director of several companies. Christopher was a director of Invesco MIM, where he was head of North American investments and venture capital, and of Samuel Montagu International.

Adam Reynolds, Non-Executive Director

Adam is a former stockbroker specialising in corporate finance. He has built, rescued and re-financed a number of public companies. He is currently Chairman of Autoclenz Group Limited, Orogen Gold plc, and Hubco Investments plc and a Director of OptiBiotix Health plc, Premaitha Health plc, and Verdes Management plc.

Carl Dominic Contadini, Non-Executive Director

Carl has been appointed to the Board of numerous companies throughout his career, predominately focusing on the healthcare and electronics sectors. Carl is currently Chairman of Waterbury Healthcare Systems Inc., a US-based healthcare group whose business comprises a hospital and the provision of associated services with annual turnover exceeding $400m, and an Operational Adviser to Harwood Capital LLP, where he assists in sourcing, evaluating and monitoring investments.

Carl also holds the positions of Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Chairman at Utitec Holdings Inc. and Curtis Gilmour Holding Inc. respectively. Carl has, in the past, also been a director of Bionostics Limited and Celsis Group Limited, aiding these companies to implement cost containment programmes.

Carl holds an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Tunix Community College, Connecticut and a Batchelor of General Studies degree specialising in Human Resources from University of Connecticut.



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