Andy Mears – Chief Executive

Andy joined Deltex Medical in 1989 as an Electronics Engineer. Throughout his career with Deltex Medical, he has held a number of roles, including Production Manager and Operations Director. Andy was appointed as Group Sales Director in 2010, Managing Director 2015 and Chief Executive in 2018.


Natalie Wettler – Finance Director

Natalie commenced her Deltex Medical career in 2011 and has held a number of senior roles in the Group’s finance department between 2011 and 2016. Natalie re-joined the Group in January 2020 as Group Financial Controller and was appointed Group Finance Director in May 2021.She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Cognitive Science from the University of Sheffield and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Grant Thornton in the UK and continued her Grant Thornton career in New Zealand. Natalie’s experience in the medical sector also includes head of Finance for Peak Primary Limited in New Zealand in the Primary Healthcare sector.


Non-Executive Directors

Nigel Keen – Chairman

Nigel has been involved with Deltex Medical since 1988 and has been Chairman since 1996. He is also Chairman of the following companies: Oxford Academic Health Science Network, established by the National Health Service in England to align the interests of patients in its region with academia, industry and the healthcare system; and MedAccess Trust, a charity established to support MedAccess Guarantee Limited, a UK-based social finance company with the pioneering mission to make global healthcare markets work for everyone. His career has encompassed venture capital, industry and banking. He has a degree in engineering from Cambridge University, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and has been involved in the formation and development of high technology businesses for more than thirty years. Nigel is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

Julian Cazalet

Julian joined the Board in April 2008 and is Chairman of the Audit Committee. Julian is considered as an Independent Non-Executive Director by the Board because of the quality of his judgment derived from his extensive experience of corporate boards gained throughout his career. After graduating in Economics from Cambridge, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant before joining Cazenove in 1973, becoming a Partner in 1978. Latterly he was until 2007 a Managing Director – Corporate Finance of JPMorgan Cazenove advising listed companies. He is Chairman of The Lindsell Train Investment Trust plc and a Trustee of two charities.

Mark Wippell

Mark, who joined the Board in 2014, has broad international commercial experience gained through working extensively with UK, North American and other overseas based companies. – 7 – He is a Trustee of the BMT Employee Benefit Trust, an Association Member of BUPA and a member of the CW Innovation Advisory Group supported by CW+, the official charity of the Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. He mentors, and invests in, technology businesses and is a mentor on accelerator programmes powered by Techstars. He was formerly a senior corporate partner of Allen & Overy LLP, is past Chairman of the American European Business Association and was previously a member of advisory committees at Oxford University. Mark is qualified as a lawyer in the UK and the US.

Chris Jones

Chris Jones joined the Board in June 2015 and brings over 30 years of experience in Fortune 500 and VC funded healthcare companies in both the UK and the USA. He is Executive Chairman of: Mologic Ltd, Global Access Health Ltd, and non-executive Director of MediSieve Ltd, Causeway Therapeutics Ltd, Carbometrics Ltd and Health Enterprise East Ltd. Chris is a US national who came to the UK in 2008 to become CEO of GlySure. Prior to joining GlySure he was CEO of Tensys Medical developing and commercialising a novel continuous, non-invasive blood pressure monitor resulting in the sale of the company in 2008. Chris also spent nine years with Nellcor Inc, a division of Tyco Healthcare, most recently as VP of Marketing responsible for the $700M WW pulse oximetry and critical care businesses. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University.

Professor Tim Irish

Tim joined the Board in 2021. He has worked in the life sciences industry for 35 years. His career has spanned global health technology companies across Europe and North America, including GSK, GE and Philips. Tim is a Professor of Practice at King’s College London (KCL) and Chairman, KHP MedTech Innovations Ltd, a joint venture between KCL and two of London’s leading NHS Trusts, Guy’s & St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital. Tim joined the Board of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (“NICE”) in April 2015 and was promoted to Vice-Chair. He left the Board of NICE in November 2021. Tim currently holds four other non-executive director positions in health and technology related entities based in the UK, EU and USA.

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