Executive Team and Board
Chairman: Professor Marc Clement
Professor Marc Clement, Acting Chairman and Founder, is a serial entrepreneur who has had widespread success in the development of medical devices through several commercial ventures. He has worked in the field of medical devices for many years, specialising in the development and commercialisation of novel light-based technologies for clinical applications. He also has extensive experience of the regulatory process necessary for the introduction of medical devices with a number of successful product approvals. He is Head of Swansea University Business School.
Chief Executive Officer: Stuart McConchie
Stuart McConchie, Chief Executive Officer, has unparalleled experience in the development of ventricular assist devices and related cardiovascular interventional procedures. After a distinguished career at Telectronics Stuart held the roles of Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Jarvik Heart Inc and was President and CEO of HeartWare Inc, leading that organisation through the early development stages of the HVADtm device and its Initial Public Offering in Australia. He brings exceptional technical, clinical and regulatory experience to Calon as it moves through the key development stages of the MiniVAD.
Director: Professor Stephen Westaby
Professor Stephen Westaby is a global authority on blood pumps and their implantation. He is recognised as one of the world’s most innovative cardiac surgeons with an international reputation for technical expertise, teaching and research. Steve is a former Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, along with affiliations to the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals in London. He is also pioneering combined pump and stem cell therapies.
Investor Director: Ron Petersen
Ron Petersen is Co-founder of Longbow Capital LLP and was formerly the Managing Director at the Boots Centre for Innovation. Ron has more than 20 years experience with Armstrong World Industries, managing global businesses - focussed on turning underperforming or early stage companies into profitable and valued concerns. Ron has been directly involved in the founding of a number of 'high-tech' companies, particularly in the nanotechnology field.
Disclaimer: Calon Cardio’s VAD devices are not available for sale, including in the United States of America