Peter V Allen
Mr Allen was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Group in January 2014. He is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of AIM listed Abcam plc, together with Oxford Nanopore Technologies plc. He is also a Non- Executive Director of Istesso Limted, and a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Mr Allen has extensive experience in the healthcare industry, having held key senior positions in a number of companies and playing a significant role in their development. This includes 12 years at Celltech Group plc (1992-2004) as CFO and Deputy CEO, six years as Chairman (2007-2013) of ProStrakan Group plc (Interim CEO 2010-11), three years as Chairman of Proximagen Neurosciences plc (2009-12), five years as Non-Executive Chairman of Diurnal plc, and nine years as Non-Executive Chairman of Clinigen plc.
Chief Executive Officer
Chris Meredith joined AMS as Group Commercial Director in July 2005 following a successful 18-year career in international healthcare sales, marketing and business development. His experience covered business-tobusiness contract manufacturing, product development and clinical research, as well as branded product sales all within the medical device, pharmaceutical or consumer healthcare markets. Chris has previously held senior positions at Smiths Industries, Cardinal Health, Banner Pharmacaps, and Aster Cephac. He was appointed Managing Director of Advanced Woundcare in February 2008, became Chief Operating Officer in January 2010 and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in January 2011.
Chris Meredith was appointed Chairman of Arterius, a UK based pre-commercial, none competitive medical device company, in January 2022. He left his role as a Non-Executive of Creavo Medical Technology Ltd in November 2021.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Johnson was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in January 2019. He joined AMS in October 2011 and was appointed Group Financial Controller in November 2012. Prior to this he gained a first class degree in Maths and Computer Science from Keele University in 1993 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1996. Since moving into industry in 1996 Eddie has held a number of senior finance roles in various sectors including, more recently, Head of Commercial Finance at Norcros plc and Western European Financial Controller for Sumitomo Electrical Wiring Systems.
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms Freer was appointed as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of AMS in March 2010. She is a partner of London Bridge Capital Partners, a corporate advisory business, Chairman of AP Ventures LLP, and a Non- Executive Director of Empresaria Group plc, Crown Place VCT plc, and The Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc.
With 25 years’ experience in investment banking she was formerly Head of Equities for Robert W Baird in London and prior to this held senior positions at Credit Lyonnais and NatWest Markets.
Mr Cook was appointed as Non-Executive Director of AMS in February 2021. He is a Non-Executive Director of Attraqt plc, Draper Espirit plc, Minoan Group plc, Pirtsemit Limited and Sapience Communications Limited and a member at T and JK Estates LLP, TJK Holdings LLP and KS Halkins LLP.
He has 18 years experience in investment banking focusing on global equity capital markets and M&A and corporate advisory. He advised the London Stock Exchange on the creation of TechMark, the specialist segment of the Main Market focusing on innovative technology and healthcare companies. He has experience in the healthcare sector, most recently as a Non-Executive Director of Morphogenesis Inc and Chairman of Sinclair Pharma plc. He has also held Board positions in a number of other companies, including Horizon Discovery plc, MDY Healthcare plc and CrawfordHEalthcare Holdings Limited.
He holds a double first degree from Oxford University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Douglas Le Fort
Mr Le Fort was appointed as Non-Executive Director of AMS in August 2021. He is currently an Operating Partner for Revival Healthcare Capital Partners, an investor in medical device and diagnostics businesses, as well as a Non-Executive Director at Trio Healthcare, a manufacturer of ostomy products.
He is a seasoned veteran in the medical and life science industry, with more than 20 years of senior executive leadership. He has expertise in business strategy, including commercial business execution, operational management and M&A. Most recently, he was CEO of MedTrade Products, a woundcare products business and prior to that served in various senior executive roles at ConvaTec Group plc, including five years on the Executive Committee for the Group. At ConvaTec he was Senior Vice President for Corporate Development, and prior to that Vice President and General Manager with P&L responsibility for the global Ostomy business.
He has an MBA from Henley Management College and is a Chartered Management Accountant.