Leadership Team

Toby Wilson Waterworth(BSc (Econ), BFP, FCA)

Chief Executive Officer

Toby is a strategic leader and healthcare entrepreneur with a track record of founding and building successful private and listed companies.  This includes senior roles at Chiroscience Group plc (LSE) (acquired by Celltech Group plc (LSE) for $535m), Alizyme plc (AIM & LSE at a value of $340m), Expedeon (acquired by Sygnis AG) and Lipoxen plc ($24m AIM IPO and U.S. reverse merger).

Toby is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, founder of the UK chapter of MIT Enterprise Forum and former advisor to the UK government in the development and commercialisation of healthcare innovations.

David Bennett(BEng, MBA)

Chief Operating Officer

David has over 25 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical industry gained in a wide range of functions including manufacturing, logistics, Six Sigma, marketing, business development and commercialization as well as gaining considerable European and US market exposure.

David started his career in manufacturing with 3M before continuing to Pharma leadership including the positions of UK General Manager, Meda Pharmaceuticals and President & Managing Director, Galen Ltd.

Dr Nermeen Varawalla(MD, PhD, MBA)

Chief Medical Officer & Head of Clinical Development

Dr Varawalla is a pharmaceutical industry veteran with deep expertise in global clinical development including Senior Vice President and Head of Clinical Development at BTG International PLC where she led clinical development of the speciality pharmaceutical and medical device portfolios, until BTG’s acquisition by Boston Scientific Corporation for $4.4bn. She previously also established a pioneering clinical trial business that she sold to PRA Health Sciences, a global Contract Research Organisation (CRO).

Nermeen qualified as a physician at the University of Mumbai, India, holds a Rhodes Research Fellowship for her doctorate at the University of Oxford, UK and an MBA from INSEAD, France.

James Hansord(BSc, FCA)

Director of Finance & Company Secretary

James is a Chartered Accountant who completed his ACA qualification with Grant Thornton. Post qualification he made the move into industry and prior to joining Atlantic Healthcare he held senior finance roles at Activity Superstore – a gift experience company, CIT Technology – a manufacturing subsidiary of Carclo plc (LSE: CAR) and Armour Home – a leading Hi-Fi speaker and cable manufacturer.