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Executive

Neil Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

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Executive

Neil Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

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In 2003, Neil became CEO and founding partner of Inspiration Healthcare Limited, leading them through the reverse acquisition of Inditherm plc and onto AIM in June 2015. Neil has spent 29 years in the Medical Device industry. Neil has had an extensive career in medical devices in international sales and marketing in neonatal intensive care and operating theatre products, as well as having direct sales experience, in the UK and Australia. Neil has previously also been a Director of Neuroprotexeon Ltd a drug / device development company and currently is an advisor to the Infant Centre (the Irish perinatal research centre) in Cork. Neil has a degree in Engineering Technology and a Diploma in International Trade.

Key Areas of Expertise
Medical device market, market development, international sales and marketing, product development, regulatory affairs, strategic planning, M&A.
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Executive

Jonathan Ballard

Chief Financial Officer

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Executive

Jonathan Ballard

Chief Financial Officer

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Jon Ballard FCA joined Inspiration Healthcare as Group Financial Controller in June 2017 and was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in July 2020. A Chartered Accountant, Jon has over 20 years’ experience in both practice and industry across a range of businesses from SMEs to Listed Companies, of which the previous seven have been within the Medical Device industry. Jon previously worked for CR Bard within the UK business. Jon has a degree in Physiology from the University of Bristol.

Key areas of expertise
Financial planning and analysis, financial control, budgeting, audit.
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Executive

Brook Nolson

Chief Operating Officer

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Executive

Brook Nolson

Chief Operating Officer

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Having supported Inspiration Healthcare as a consultant since 2013, Brook joined the Board as Non-executive Director in June 2015 and Chair of the Remuneration Committee; in 2019 was additionally appointed as Staff Representative to the Board. Following the acquisition of SLE, he became Chief Operating Officer for the Group. Brook has considerable experience in managing manufacturing, in engineering environments developing and implementing strategic development plans, using technology and ERP system-based solutions, and executing business transformation strategies. Brook is a member of The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) having completed his studies in Sustainability Management for the Corporate Environment with Cambridge University. Previous Group Directorships include: Birse Group plc, Willmott Dixon Group and Morgan Sindall plc.

Key Areas of Expertise
Corporate sustainability Leadership, strategic growth, restructuring, business transformation, product development, sales growth, leadership & management development.
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Non-Executive

Mark Abrahams

Non-executive Chairman

Non-Executive

Mark Abrahams

Non-executive Chairman

Mark Abrahams FCA became Chairman of Inspiration Healthcare Group plc following the reverse acquisition transaction in June 2015 and prior to that was Chairman of Inditherm plc since 2001. Mark has recently retired from the Board of Fenner plc, following the acquisition by Michelin, where he has been both Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for 25 years, during which time he led a strategy of converting the Group from a power transmissions manufacturer to a world leader in reinforced polymers. Mark has also held roles as Vice Chair of Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and Non-executive Chairman of the Darby Group plc. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Companion of the Institute of Management. He was a member of the Economics Growth Board of the CBI.

Key Areas of Expertise
Strategy, corporate governance, international M&A, financial management, operational management, investor relations, international business risk management.
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Non-Executive

Bob Beveridge

Non-executive Director

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Non-Executive

Bob Beveridge

Non-executive Director

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Bob Beveridge FCA, Non-executive Director and Senior Independent Director, joined the Board in August 2015 and is Chair of the Audit Committee. Bob has wide ranging Non-executive Director and public company experience; he is currently Chairman of the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Audit Committee Chair of Finsbury Food Group plc and member of the audit committee of the Health Foundation. Previously he was Group Finance Director of McBride plc, Marlborough Stirling plc and Cable and Wireless Communications plc. In 2021, Bob became Staff Representative to the Board.

Key Areas of Expertise
Senior financial skills relating to M&A, investor relations, risk management, financing, audit committees and corporate governance, digital technology and financial strategy.
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Non-Executive

Liz Shanahan

Non-executive Director

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Non-Executive

Liz Shanahan

Non-executive Director

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Liz Shanahan joined the Board as a Non-executive Director in October 2020. She is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Liz is a life sciences entrepreneur with extensive experience advising leading global pharmaceutical and healthcare organisations on their communications.

Until 2014, she was Global Head of Healthcare & Life sciences at the NYSE-listed management consultancy, FTI Consulting Inc., who had, in 2007, acquired the communications business, Santé Communications, which she had founded in 1995.

Liz is also a Non-executive Director in a number of businesses including the FTSE250 listed UDG Healthcare plc. Liz is also a Director & Trustee of CWPlus, the charitable arm of Chelsea & Westminster Foundation Trust Hospital in London, where she was a Non-executive Director for over five years. She is also a member of the organisation’s Innovations Advisory Board.

Liz has a degree in Computer Programming & Maths from University College Cork, and she is an alumnus of the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.

Key Areas of Expertise
Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Industry expertise; Financial including M&A; Risk management; Public Policy; ESG strategy; International Markets; Communications & investor relations.
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Executive

Neil Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

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Executive

Neil Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

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In 2003, Neil became CEO and founding partner of Inspiration Healthcare Limited, leading them through the reverse acquisition of Inditherm plc and onto AIM in June 2015. Neil has spent 29 years in the Medical Device industry. Neil has had an extensive career in medical devices in international sales and marketing in neonatal intensive care and operating theatre products, as well as having direct sales experience, in the UK and Australia. Neil has previously also been a Director of Neuroprotexeon Ltd a drug / device development company and currently is an advisor to the Infant Centre (the Irish perinatal research centre) in Cork. Neil has a degree in Engineering Technology and a Diploma in International Trade.

Key Areas of Expertise
Medical device market, market development, international sales and marketing, product development, regulatory affairs, strategic planning, M&A.
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Jonathan Ballard

Chief Financial Officer

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Executive

Jonathan Ballard

Chief Financial Officer

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Jon Ballard FCA joined Inspiration Healthcare as Group Financial Controller in June 2017 and was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in July 2020. A Chartered Accountant, Jon has over 20 years’ experience in both practice and industry across a range of businesses from SMEs to Listed Companies, of which the previous seven have been within the Medical Device industry. Jon previously worked for CR Bard within the UK business. Jon has a degree in Physiology from the University of Bristol.

Key areas of expertise
Financial planning and analysis, financial control, budgeting, audit.
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Executive

Brook Nolson

Chief Operating Officer

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Executive

Brook Nolson

Chief Operating Officer

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Having supported Inspiration Healthcare as a consultant since 2013, Brook joined the Board as Non-executive Director in June 2015 and Chair of the Remuneration Committee; in 2019 was additionally appointed as Staff Representative to the Board. Following the acquisition of SLE, he became Chief Operating Officer for the Group. Brook has considerable experience in managing manufacturing, in engineering environments developing and implementing strategic development plans, using technology and ERP system-based solutions, and executing business transformation strategies. Brook is a member of The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) having completed his studies in Sustainability Management for the Corporate Environment with Cambridge University. Previous Group Directorships include: Birse Group plc, Willmott Dixon Group and Morgan Sindall plc.

Key Areas of Expertise
Corporate sustainability Leadership, strategic growth, restructuring, business transformation, product development, sales growth, leadership & management development.
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Non-Executive

Mark Abrahams

Non-executive Chairman

Non-Executive

Mark Abrahams

Non-executive Chairman

Mark Abrahams FCA became Chairman of Inspiration Healthcare Group plc following the reverse acquisition transaction in June 2015 and prior to that was Chairman of Inditherm plc since 2001. Mark has recently retired from the Board of Fenner plc, following the acquisition by Michelin, where he has been both Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for 25 years, during which time he led a strategy of converting the Group from a power transmissions manufacturer to a world leader in reinforced polymers. Mark has also held roles as Vice Chair of Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and Non-executive Chairman of the Darby Group plc. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Companion of the Institute of Management. He was a member of the Economics Growth Board of the CBI.

Key Areas of Expertise
Strategy, corporate governance, international M&A, financial management, operational management, investor relations, international business risk management.
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Non-Executive

Bob Beveridge

Non-executive Director

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Non-Executive

Bob Beveridge

Non-executive Director

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Bob Beveridge FCA, Non-executive Director and Senior Independent Director, joined the Board in August 2015 and is Chair of the Audit Committee. Bob has wide ranging Non-executive Director and public company experience; he is currently Chairman of the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Audit Committee Chair of Finsbury Food Group plc and member of the audit committee of the Health Foundation. Previously he was Group Finance Director of McBride plc, Marlborough Stirling plc and Cable and Wireless Communications plc. In 2021, Bob became Staff Representative to the Board.

Key Areas of Expertise
Senior financial skills relating to M&A, investor relations, risk management, financing, audit committees and corporate governance, digital technology and financial strategy.
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Non-Executive

Liz Shanahan

Non-executive Director

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Non-Executive

Liz Shanahan

Non-executive Director

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Liz Shanahan joined the Board as a Non-executive Director in October 2020. She is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Liz is a life sciences entrepreneur with extensive experience advising leading global pharmaceutical and healthcare organisations on their communications.

Until 2014, she was Global Head of Healthcare & Life sciences at the NYSE-listed management consultancy, FTI Consulting Inc., who had, in 2007, acquired the communications business, Santé Communications, which she had founded in 1995.

Liz is also a Non-executive Director in a number of businesses including the FTSE250 listed UDG Healthcare plc. Liz is also a Director & Trustee of CWPlus, the charitable arm of Chelsea & Westminster Foundation Trust Hospital in London, where she was a Non-executive Director for over five years. She is also a member of the organisation’s Innovations Advisory Board.

Liz has a degree in Computer Programming & Maths from University College Cork, and she is an alumnus of the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.

Key Areas of Expertise
Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Industry expertise; Financial including M&A; Risk management; Public Policy; ESG strategy; International Markets; Communications & investor relations.