Philip Kennedy appointed Non-Executive Director at Forte Medical

31st January 2017

Forte Medical, the designer and manufacturer of innovative medical devices to improve specimen collection, is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Kennedy as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

Philip Kennedy is Chair of the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) as well as a senior med-tech adviser after many years in the industry. He is also a recently appointed Trustee of Cognent Skills Ltd, a not for profit organisation promoting and developing skills for the science industry. As an adviser and investor, Philip works with innovative SMEs and larger companies to help unlock the power of healthcare technologies with the goal of transforming the lives of patients and clinicians across the globe.

He began his career at Smiths Group PLC before moving on in 1999 to help establish a start-up healthcare technology business raising over $10m in the process. In 2001 he was part of a private investment group that acquired Eschmann Equipment and became its Managing Director in 2008. In 2010 he led the sale of the business to Sisk Group and subsequently its sale in 2013 to US multinational Steris Corporation where Philip became Vice President for Global Marketing Surgical.

Giovanna Forte, Chief Executive, Forte Medical, commented:

“This is a very exciting time for Forte Medical in terms of innovation and growth and we are delighted that Philip is joining the Board. He brings a wealth of sector specific experience and business insights that will undoubtedly help us enhance the Company’s profile and increase growth opportunities.

Philip Kennedy, commenting on his appointment said:

“Delivering innovation in the health sector is something often spoken about but for SMEs such as Forte Medical, it is a difficult arena to penetrate. I am looking forward to working with Giovanna and her team in realizing their ambitious and exciting plans for the Company as it builds its customer base in the UK and internationally.”


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