Leadership Team

Kimal Plc Board of Directors:

Kimal is managed operationally by Kimal plc board which reports to the main Kimal Holdings board.
Alan Press (Chief Executive)
Alan Press Following initial business training with Courtaulds, Alan joined Kimal as General Manager, being appointed MD in the late 1980’s. His early responsibilities included the establishment of Kimal’s international partners and the creation of the critical care business. He is still very active supporting the International business of the company. His main focus today is business development, especially driving innovation. Alan has been the main driver in developing some key milestones to allow the company to move forward, these include establishing Kimal’s Middle Eastern office in the UAE, introducing the partnership with 365 Healthcare and bringing a new corporate mind set to the company via its ‘change’ programme. Alan is a former president of ESTA (European Surgical Trade Association), Chairman of the International policy group of the ABHI (Association of British Healthcare Industries) and was a contributor to that organisations HITF project.
Mark Pettitt (Managing Director)
Mark Pettitt Having trained in accountancy in local government, Mark moved into the Healthcare Industry some 30 years ago.  Prior to joining Kimal in April 2009 he spent the majority of his 26 year career with Baxter Healthcare and latterly as Managing Director of Cardinal Health. Mark’s experience with these corporations brings a new discipline for Kimal as we accelerate our growth initiatives. Mark has full responsibility for Kimal plc and leads the management team.
Tony Wilson (Finance Director)
Tony WilsonTony was born and educated in Cambridge. He holds a scientific degree and is a qualified ACA and MBA. Tony joined Kimal in 1991, having previously been employed as a group chief accountant for a UK based international bio-technology company. Within the Kimal Group he has responsibility for the group’s centralised financial operation managing a team of dedicated professionals based in the Midlands. His role also includes responsibility for treasury, IT and corporate legal matters.
Claire Nicholson (Business Unit Director for Procedural Solutions)
Claire Nicholson Claire gained an Honours degree in Biology from Cardiff University in 2004, following which she moved directly into her first sales role within the Medical Devices industry, where she has remained ever since. Prior to joining Kimal in 2013 Claire held positions of increasing responsibility within HemoCue, Covidien and latterly St Jude Medical, specialising in electrophysiology and cardiac rhythm management.      
Damian Donnelly (Business Unit Director for Vascular)
Damian DonnellyDamian has an Honours degree in marketing and has been working in the healthcare devices industry for over 12 years, having previously held positions in sales and marketing  with J&J, Stryker and B Braun. For the past 8 years he has been employed by Covidien in roles of increasing responsibility.    
Steve Eccles
Steve Eccles (Operations Director)
Steve leads and manages all areas of Manufacturing & Logistic Operations, including the Supply Chain; UK and International Customer Services. A manufacturing engineer by trade Steve served his early career within the automotive industry and moved to Kimal over 15 years ago. Steve, a key player in the company’s continued growth and success, has consistently delivered year on year increases in productivity, efficiency and cost saving activities and so became the natural appointment for the Operations Director post.        
Matt Press
Matt Press (Corporate Development Director)
Matt’s career began in Structured Finance (Project & Leveraged Finance) at Abbey National Treasury Services plc followed by BayernLB. In 2005 Matt moved onto Consensus Business Group to support new business development and was involved in completing a range of deals in both the UK and Germany. Matt then moved to Three Delta LLP where he completed over £4bn of acquisitions in the UK and headed up the Structured Credit business unit.              

Board of Directors - Kimal Holdings Plc:

Professor Duncan Eaton (Chairman)
Prof. Duncan Eaton is currently also Executive Advisor to the Associate Parliamentary Health Group and is a non-executive director and advisor to several healthcare and public sector related companies and organisations. He had a 40 year career in NHS and civil service management. He established and was Chief Executive of the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency from 2000 to 2006 responsible for providing national level purchasing and strategic procurement direction to the NHS in England. From 1992 to 2000 he was Chief Executive Bedfordshire Health Authority He is a past president of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and the Healthcare Supply Association.
Andrew Press (Non-Executive Director)
Andrew started as a business planner in the paper industry and moved across to the telecommunications industry joining NEC in 1991. Having stayed 9 years at NEC, he left as Group Head of Marketing and was also responsible for international business development and business planning. Andrew has gone on to hold senior roles or consult in a range of Telecoms companies across several different sectors including an MVNO (General Motors), ISP's (Kcom Group), Network Operator (Colt and Telstra) and Business Intelligence (Informa Telecoms and Media). Andrew is currently Chief Executive Officer at Starfile Mobile Ltd.
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