Ph.D., Non-Executive Chairman
Ian was appointed a Director on 24 November 2014 and as Non-Executive Chairman on 11 May 2015. He is also Non-Executive Chairman of Cytox Group Limited who provide risk assessment and stratification tools for Alzheimers disease and dementia, and Non-Executive Chairman of Aptamer Group Plc a leader in the provision of aptamer discovery selection services and the development of aptamer-based reagents. Dr Gilham was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Axis-Shield Plc.
Chief Executive Officer
David was appointed a Director and Chief Executive on March 1, 2016. He has over 20 years of international commercial and operational experience in the diagnostics and medical devices field. He previously served as General Manager of Leica Biosystems Amsterdam and Commercial Director at Leica Biosystems Newcastle, with global responsibility for marketing, product development, and commercial launches for diagnostic tests. Prior to Leica, David’s roles included Point-of-Care, molecular, and central laboratory marketing and commercialisation responsibilities at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Bayer Diagnostics, and Visible Genetics.
Chief Financial Officer
Russ was appointed Chief Financial Officer on 7th April 2022. He has over 25 years of international experience across multiple sectors including life-sciences, technology and the industrials. Prior to joining genedrive, he spent 10 years as Finance Director at Driver Group plc, an AIM quoted company operating in the engineering and construction industry. Russ has been CFO of several private companies in recent years and is a qualified Accountant and Treasury professional.
Tom has 35 years of global sales and marketing experience in the diagnostics sector. He most recently worked for Alere Inc. in Africa for 11 years before retiring in 2017. At Alere he held a range of executive posts including President of Africa, President Commercial Operations for Africa, and Business Development Director for Africa; and led the introduction and successful commercialisation of a number of key HIV screening and HIV patient management point of care diagnostics technologies.
Prior to joining Alere Inc., Tom held senior commercial roles at Trinity Biotech (Ireland) including Marketing and Sales Director (Global) and Business Development Director for Africa, Middle East and India. Trinity Biotech specialises in the development, manufacture and marketing of diagnostic test kits.
Tom studied Microbiology at Glasgow Caledonian University and completed a National Diploma in Microbiology at the South African Institute of Medical Research in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Non-executive Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee
Chris was appointed to Board on 22 August 2018. He is currently CEO of Abingdon Health plc, a position he has held since July 2015. Chris co-founded Abingdon in 2008 and was a non-executive of the company prior to his appointment as CEO. Chris has over 20 years experience of working in listed environments and prior to working at Abingdon, was CFO at Immunodiagnostic Systems Holdings PLC and Cozart plc. Chris is a Chartered Accountant and has a degree in economics from Cambridge University.