Brian McGowan is the Chairman of Matoke® Holdings Ltd, bringing a wealth of business experience to drive forward the business’ expansion. Brian co-founded Williams Holdings in 1982, which became one of the most successful companies of the 1980s and 1990s and included businesses such as Crown Paints, Polycell, Cuprinol, Kidde, Chubb, Thorn and Yale. After retiring from Williams in 1993 he became Chairman at House of Fraser plc, Rentokil plc, Umeco plc and Atlantra (previously Catalyst Corporate Finance).
Chief Executive and Founder
Ian Staples has had a distinguished executive career in the retail sector, including Managing Director of Halfords. He made the original discoveries on which Matoke® Holdings Ltd’s Reactive Oxygen® technology is based and has been instrumental in developing and bringing the CE marked medical device, SurgihoneyRO™, to market. His passion and drive has attracted a range of very high quality, committed and determined specialists to the team, to bring our medicinal product, RO™101, to market to transform the lives of patients throughout the world.
Andy Currie is a Non-Executive Director of Matoke® Holdings Ltd and is Managing Partner of Atlantra (previously Catalyst Corporate Finance). With a corporate finance career spanning over 25 years, Andy provides particular knowledge and expertise of Human Capital businesses, such as consultancies and professional services firms, and of advising private equity, bank consortia and other complex shareholder structures. An alumnus of Leicester University, Andy qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse, (now PwC) and had a spell in industry with a listed building services firm prior to the formation of Catalyst in 1998.
Professor Jonathan Cooke
Chief Scientific Officer
Professor Jonathan Cooke was Director of Research and Development and Chief Pharmacist at University Hospital of South Manchester, Honorary Professor, Manchester Pharmacy School, University of Manchester and Visiting Professor, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London. He has a specialist interest in antimicrobial resistance and was a member of the UK Department of Health’s Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (ARHAI), Chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee and Advisor to WHO.
Dr Matthew Dryden
Chief Clinical Officer
Dr Matthew Dryden is a Clinical Director of Infection at the Hampshire Hospitals Trust, and the Rare and Imported Pathogens Department, Public Health England (PHE) and a senior lecturer at Southampton University Medical School. Recently he was General Secretary of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. His research interests include staphylococcal infection, skin and soft tissue infection, the development of new antibiotics, antibiotic stewardship, and the management of MRSA infections.
Managing Director, Medical Device Division
Mike Hoskins oversees Matoke® Holdings’ medical device division and is the Managing Director of H&R Healthcare, which manages the distribution of SurgihoneyRO™. He has extensive experience in the medical device industry, having held Board level positions at Smith & Nephew and BSN Medical. He established H&R Healthcare in 2006, a leading distributor of third party wound management products in the UK, which has over 130 employees. Mike is also Chair of Onbone OY, a Finnish medical device manufacturer.
Ian Jenkins is Matoke® Holdings Ltd’s Legal Counsel, and was the Senior Partner for 13 years of a City firm of solicitors with offices in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai. He also served as a non-executive director of a number of client companies, both public and private.
Alan Westwood is an anti-infective strategic specialist who formerly served as Vice President, Global Strategic Marketing, at Bayer. Alan is overseeing the research and development of RO® 101.
Head of Regulatory
Annette is Head of Quality and Regulatory Affairs for Matoke Holdings. Her background is in microbiology, but she has worked in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, in regulatory, quality and manufacturing management, for over 30 years. Currently, she works with a diverse range of companies, providing regulatory compliance expertise and is also eligible to act as a QP
Paul Thompson is Head of Operations for Matoke® Holdings’ medical device division and also leads on pursuing research grants for the pharma division. He has a background in aerospace engineering and has extensive experience of the design and delivery of information systems. He also works with other technology start-ups and universities, helping to commercialise innovative technologies.
Head of Finance
Caroline qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC). Post qualification she was responsible for a number of audit clients in the manufacturing, healthcare and public sectors, before leaving to join Games Workshop PLC, a FTSE 250 company. Caroline spent a number of years at Games Workshop in various positions, including Finance Director of the manufacturing division and ultimately as the Group Financial Controller.