Management Board

Jim McGuire, CEO

Jim McGuire has over 20 years in healthcare, biotech, medtech with expertise in management, commercialisation, product and manufacturing development, project management and IP. Previously Jim has worked in life science start-ups and was recently the CEO of an NHS spin-out developing surgical devices, taking their innovations into the global market place.

Professor Robin Sellar, Board Member

Prof Sellar has worked in radiology for 35 years. Since that time Prof Sellar has written more than 200 papers and articles. His research has been acknowledged by the British Institute of Radiology (the Mackenzie Davidson Medal) and the Royal College of Radiologists (the Roentgen Medal). He is currently a joint applicant and executive member of Sinapse (£40 million grant). He is the past President of the British Society of Neuroradiologists and is the current President of the Scottish Neurosciences Council and the Dean of the School of Neurosciences. Prof Sellar has a particular interest in ischaemic and traumatic injuries of the brain and the spine as well as neurointerventional treatments.

Kaliprasad “KP” Naidu

Kaliprasad “KP” Naidu is a technology leader with over 25 years of experience in industry, academia and government. His career includes stints in Asia, Europe and the US. He has held senior executive positions at companies like Sun Microsystems and Pressmart Media. He has worked as a researcher at the University of Edinburgh and has co-authored eight peer reviewed papers on image processing. He is currently CTO and Head of Engineering at AMAVA.COM. He is based in Silicon Valley, California. He holds an MBA from XLRI, India, and an M.Sc in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Graham Watson

Graham Watson LLB CA FRSA is an experienced non-executive director with a strong commercial track record. He has a rich mix of recent non-executive and advisory responsibilities in Scotland, covering The Law Society of Scotland (where he is a member of Council), the Court of Heriot-Watt University (where he also chairs the Finance Committee), Scottish Futures Trust and North Lanarkshire Leisure Limited (where he also chaired the Audit Committee). He is a former partner in a Big 4 accounting firm, with extensive experience of working with SME clients delivering business development and strategic planning programmes and leading change initiatives. During his career, he has initiated and executed over 100 corporate transactions, valued at over £2bn. He has lived and worked in Silicon Valley, as well as in Scotland, during his 35-year business career.

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