Kimal is managed operationally by Kimal plc board which reports to the main Kimal Holdings board.
Kimal Plc Board of Directors
Kimal Holding plc
Kimal Plc Board of Directors:
Alan Press (Chief Executive)
Following initial business training with Courtaulds and then a number of years developing his business talents in the International arena with different companies, Alan joined Kimal as General Manager, being appointed MD in the late 1980’s.
He is still responsible for the overall International business of the company. 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 it’s ‘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.
In his spare time, Alan enjoys the company of his wife Sue and family. He is a fine wine lover, enjoys watching many sports, particularly rugby and football especially his team Chelsea FC.
Mark Pettitt (Managing Director)
Having trained in accountancy in local government, Mark moved into the Healthcare Industry some 26 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. In his spare time Mark enjoys mountain biking and travelling with his wife on holiday to Portugal.
Tony Wilson (Finance Director)
Tony 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.
He has been directly involved in the formation, operation and disposal of joint ventures and subsidiaries in the UK, Sweden, Germany and Dubai.
Tony is married and has 3 grown up children. In his leisure time he enjoys a rural country life in Worcestershire, socialising and supporting local events and activities.
Jeremy Hawkins (Marketing Director)
Jeremy’s career began with several medical device SMEs before joining Baxter Healthcare’s Medication Delivery business after completing an MBA at Manchester Business School. He subsequently managed the UK Medical Products Division and Pyxis Automation at Cardinal Health before joining Kimal in 2009. With a degree in Zoology, Jeremy maintains an interest in the life sciences and is a keen poultry keeper in addition to being a serious rugby union fan.
Lamia Kassis (UK & Europe Sales Director - Designate)
Lamia is responsible for all sales across the UK and Europe excluding Germany. Lamia joined Kimal just over a year ago and has demonstrated her passion to drive sales excellence.
Mark Jenner (Operations Director - Designate)
Mark has been with Kimal for 6 years and has demonstrated his ability to give clarity and structure to his team. His responsibilities include Manufacturing, Quality and Regulatory.
Board of Directors - Kimal Holdings Plc:
Duncan Eaton (Chairman)
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.A life long Manchester United supporter!
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. He has gone on to hold senior roles in a range of Telecoms companies across several different sectors including an MVNO (General Motors), ISP’s (Kcom Group) and Business Intelligence (Informa Telecoms and Media). Andrew is currently Chief Operating Officer at Tattu Ltd. Andrews outside interests are primarily based around his family and sport, especially rugby and football.
Mathew Press (Non Executive 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. Matt now works at Vasari, an international private wealth, multi-asset investment firm with experience of owning and growing companies across Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. Outside of work Matt tries to spend as much time as possible with his wife and their two young children.