Dr John Sandham CEng – EBME Chairman
John has been chairman of EBME (www.ebme.co.uk) since 1999. He is recognised as an expert in his field of healthcare technology management.
John is a senior research fellow at Middlesex University. He has been instrumental in changing device management policies and processes at many NHS and private healthcare organisations and has a proven track record in delivering improvements that advance regulatory compliance and patient care.
His many years of equipment management and maintenance experience includes: biomedical, diagnostic imaging, endoscopy and pathology. John has in excess of 250 published educational articles. He has been published in the Open University Science review, Engineering Technology Journal (IET), Clinical Services Journal, plus various other newspapers, procurement and scientific publications, and the EBME website www.ebme.co.uk. John is keen to share his knowledge and raise the profile of Medical Engineering.
David Mulvey – Deputy Chairman
David’s Medical Engineering experience goes back 35 years. Working in the commercial sector with S&W, Vickers Medical and his own company Artemis Medical Ltd, David held roles of Senior Engineer, Technical Training Manager and Technical Director. Having a passion to help Biomedical Engineers develop their skill and knowledge in such areas as Anaesthesia, Cardiology, Neonatology and Ventilation, David has run countless training courses and seminars. His training has gained a worthy reputation for a quality and practical approach to many complex clinical engineering subjects. The past 9 years David has worked within the NHS as both Technical Trainer and Technical Support Engineer. He has broadened his engineering experience with roles in Pathology and Imaging (MR, CT and X-Ray) and provided close support to the clinicians in these areas. Throughout his career David has sought to ensure that equipment and support are provided at the best possible value for money. Working with suppliers in recent years he has striven to ensure that the best services are delivered at the lowest costs. Knowing as he does how companies price equipment and service provision, David has often been said to be “Poacher come Game Keeper”. In today’s NHS controlling costs and ensuring quality are one of most import roles of every Biomedical Engineer and David has been at the forefront of sharing his experience in this area.
Olsi Petsani, MES Engineer
MES Engineer at Siemens Healthineers a highly skilled biomedical engineer with extensive professional experience. Graduated from the University of West Attica in Athens, Greece. Working for various companies and organizations in Greece and UK quickly established me as a skilled and innovative engineer, capable of developing creative solutions to complex problems. Passionate about biomedical engineering continues to work tirelessly to advance the state of improved healthcare outcomes for people everywhere.
Addie MacGregor, Sustainability Executive
After studying a Masters in Sustainability and Management at Royal Holloway, Addie became ABHI's first Sustainability Executive, joining the Association in 2022 to lead on this critical agenda. Addie provides support to the membership and works with stakeholders to ensure the role of sustainability within HealthTech is recognised. In managing ABHI's Sustainability Group, Addie is helping the industry to tackle the opportunities and challenges that exist on such a complex topic.
Ahmed Fayed, Medical Engineer
A Senior Dialysis and Medical Engineer at the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Started my career in medical engineering in July 2020 at QE in Gateshead. Then joined my current workplace as an engineer and progressed quickly into a senior role. Personal experience of living and studying in 3 different countries (Egypt, Italy, and UK). Graduated with a BSc (Hons) in biomedical electronics and instrumentation engineering at the University of Westminster. Now finished the first year of MSc in Physics and Engineering in Medicine at UCL. In my current role I am working simultaneously in the main medical engineering and dialysis department, that has allowed myself to gain lot of experience in a short amount of time.
From call center software to military logistics systems, Chad has spent 20 years helping create, break and secure a variety of technologies while helping others learn to do the same. In his role as Cynerio’s Security Evangelist, Chad helps educate healthcare providers on the threats introduced by IoT, OT and Medical IoT devices throughout their organizations. As part of these efforts Chad discusses real-life incidents, attacker motives, remediation and mitigation techniques, how to balance risk with functionality, and achievable approaches to improve cybersecurity in healthcare. Prior to joining Cynerio Chad has held a variety of cybersecurity, development and marketing roles at companies including Red Hat, Accenture, and Veracode.
Jean-Michel Tchamba, CEO of My Bridge International.
A highly qualified Medical Physicist with extensive years of experience in the medical field, including Senior Clinical Technologist, Senior Biomedical Technician, and Medical Physicist at different top London-based NHS teaching Hospitals. The CEO also worked for Toshiba Medical, now Canon Medical and has left there with a robust experience in his field to share with the world. While working with the NHS and Toshiba Medical, Jean Michel travelled worldwide to attend different National and International Conferences and Trainings in the Medical field. During his multiple field trips, the CEO sadly noticed challenges with Continuing Professional Development for Health Professionals in Africa and a lack of adequate medical infrastructure.
The CEO believes that globally, medicine is a rapidly growing field producing tons of research findings and information daily. New drugs and vaccines, new clinical procedures and techniques, and new equipment and technology are continually being introduced and therefore these advancements require physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers to improve their knowledge and skills through continuing professional development (CPD) throughout their careers which will in turn improve, renew and update the skills and ability of medical professionals to ensure that appropriate and high-quality health services were being rendered to patients and save lives.
Dr Kayleigh Cox-Nowak
Kayleigh joined ‘Schulke and Mayr’ in 2021 as the UK’s technical support manager. She has a masters degree in biological chemistry and obtained a PhD in biofunctional polymers at the University of Sheffield. She then spent several years working as an expert in polymer chemistry and regulatory affairs within the chemicals industry.
Her background provides excellent understanding of disinfection chemistry and product interactions. Kayleigh is responsible for all product support and compliance within the UK; she is an active member within Schulke’s international regulatory and scientific and medical affairs teams.
Mark Fordham, Portfolio Manager
MSc, PGCE, IEng MIET, QTLS, MSET
Mark Fordham, (alumni of the University of Portsmouth), is the Medical Equipment Training Portfolio Manager for Eastwood Park Training Ltd and is a dedicated seasoned dual professional. Mark combines technical and educational expertise with over 35 years within the defence, further and higher education environments to deliver training transformation to Eastwood Park’s medical equipment training portfolio. Mark has led on the internal design and specification of the new medical equipment training facilities and continued development of the training portfolio with the vision of exploiting education technology to achieve the realisation of a truly hybrid, (blended), learning environment.
Mark Hitchman, Managing Director, Canon Medical Systems UK
As someone who was once a healthcare professional, and indeed an ex-customer of this company, I do have the benefit of knowing what matters in that difficult environment. This experience has been a source of inspiration throughout the rest of my career including CT Applications specialist at Canon Medical, Senior CT Product Manager for CT at Philips in Holland, General Manager at Canon Medical for CT/ MRI/X-Ray, Managing Director at Nucletron, a Radiotherapy company, and latterly in my current role. Here at Canon Medical we have a large team of research people at our AI (artificial intelligence) centre of excellence in Edinburgh. While AI has had much publicity and in many circles, and is even deployed already in the healthcare environment, it is the specialism of diagnostics that we are focused on at Canon Medical. From pattern recognition to predicting poor health outcomes that could be avoided. The affordability of healthcare in the future depends on this step change in technology.
Martin Worcester, Director of the Amalthea Trust
Martin Worcester has been a Director of the Amalthea Trust since September 2015. He is responsible directly to the Board of Trustees for fund raising to support their current programmes in Uganda and Ethiopia, and for developing new partnerships in order to move forward our work of developing and supporting the training of Bio-medical engineers in Sub-Saharan Africa, and elsewhere. His previous work involved teaching geography at the British School in the Netherlands, and country director in Zimbabwe, for Restless Development, organizing and developing youth focussed HIV prevention programs.
Dr. Sabesan Sithamparanathan
Sabesan is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur with more than 15 years' experience in the IoT space. Sabesan founded PervasID based on his Ph.D. research at Cambridge University. He invented and developed the world's most accurate passive RFID technology. As founder and CEO, Sabesan successfully grew PervasID from its inception to a global enterprise, providing transformative solutions to the healthcare, industrial and retail sectors with a complete product suite. Throughout his career, he has been an expert in entrepreneurship, strategic business development and innovation leadership. Sabesan was awarded a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation and the Royal Academy of Engineering's Silver Medal.
Dr Scott Brown, Health Tech Solutions Ltd
Scott has over 33 years’ experience in clinical engineering and is a registered clinical scientist with HCPC. A Chartered engineer and Chartered scientist he has extensive experience of clinical engineering, project management and training. He currently teaches on FdSc in Medical Equipment Technologies and Hospital Engineering. Scott has published widely in peer reviewed journals. In 2014 he established Health Tech Solutions Ltd offering consultancy to the healthcare sector in primarily technical and user training around medical equipment and medical gases. Scott has recently extended his services to the veterinary sector along with medical gas pipeline design, authorising engineer services and PSSR inspections.
Dr Swati Swati
Dr Swati is the founder and CEO of Anant Biomedical Ltd, in the United Kingdom. Swati is a Biomedical Engineer having attained ‘Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)’ in Biomechanical Engineering from Heriot Watt University and Masters in Biomedical engineering (MSc) from University of Dundee. She has worked in the NHS; and National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC), India. She has 16 year’s MedTech experience in Biomedical Engineering Operations, including complex medical products R&D, tests and developing standard operating procedures.
She is a recipient of the highly prestigious Heriot Watt Scholarship Award for her Ph.D. programme. She was also awarded the ‘Young Entrepreneurs Scheme Award’, the ‘Heriot Watt National Women in Engineering Award’, and the winner of WES WE50, The Top 50 Women in Engineering 2022 (Inventors & Innovators). She also currently serves as an Editorial Board Member of the prestigious International Journal of Health and Technology (IJHT). Swati is an active member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Young Members Board.
Martin Benneh is the Technical Administrator for Siemens Healthineers, Queen’s Hospital, Romford. Having previously worked in facilities management for Servest and Engie, Martin has since swapped managing buildings for medical devices. He joined the team in September 2021, working as one of two Technical Administrators for Siemens Healthineers at their site in Queen’s Hospital, Romford. Martin says joining the team has been one of the best decisions he has made and enjoys working as part of a wider team continuously striving to improve patient care.
Managing Director at Hilditch Group Ltd. Managing / Commercial Director with a record of growing B2B & B2C businesses in the UK and Internationally. Strong commercial acumen having held several Senior Commercial roles & have a Finance background. Undertaken roles with P&L Responsibility & been a Board member of a PE backed £50m business. Analytical approach with proven Strategic Planning skills who collaboratively develops high performing teams by focusing an organisation on drivers of growth & continuously improving the customer experience. Operated in Corporate, SME & PE backed businesses.