Directors and Advisors
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. (now part of Abbott Laboratories) in 2008 for circa £85 million. Julian has been CEO of the Group since its inception in 2009 and has subsequently successfully completed a number of fund raisings and the acquisition and subsequent integration of eight businesses in seven countries. In 2016 he was awarded an MBE for services to the life sciences industry. Julian is also Chairman of Trellus Health Limited and Verici Dx plc.
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 Abbott Diagnostics GmbH in Germany.
Christopher Mills, Non-Executive Chairman
Christopher founded Harwood Capital Management in 2011, a successor to 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. He is a Non-Executive Director of a number of companies including Renalytix AI plc. Christopher was a Director of Invesco MIM, where he was Head of North American Investments and Venture Capital, and of Samuel Montagu International. Christopher is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.
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 and Yourgene Health plc, and a director of several listed and private companies. Adam chairs the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Carl Dominic Contadini, Non-Executive Director
Carl has been a director of numerous companies throughout his career, predominately focusing on the healthcare and electronics sectors. He is currently an Operational Adviser to Harwood Capital LLP, where he assists in sourcing, evaluating and monitoring investments. Carl also holds the position of Executive Chairman at Utitec Holdings Inc. and is a board member of Prospect Medical Waterbury Hospital. Carl has, in the past, also been a director of Bionostics Limited and Celsis Group Limited. He 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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