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About Us

Core Team

Dr. DJ Hamblin-Brown


DJ is a member of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and has worked for many years at consultant level in Emergency Medicine within the UK NHS.

He remains Vice President for Medical Affairs at UFH – a 7-hospital system in China.

David Bond

Communications Director

David is a strategic communications expert and award-winning documentary maker. He has worked at board level with a wide range of organisations to bring their stories to a wider audience.

Simon Shearston

Chief Technology Officer

Simon has a long and varied history in the computer software business. He has worked at BP, Apple, Booz Allen and Microsoft as an IT architect and systems designer. He is a skilled IT designer solutions developer and IT manager. He is particularly motivated to harness IT for public benefit.

Jonny Stoten

Lead Developer

Jonny is a senior software engineer with ten years’ experience working with a wide variety of tech stacks and languages with particular expertise in Elixir, React, and Typescript. Jonny has experience with all parts of the development lifecycle, from design to deployment.

Mike Lord

Commercial Director

Mike Lord provides a depth of commercial experience and customer understanding developed from working across all aspects of the Healthcare sector. He has a particular focus on how the business can work effectively to deliver the best possible patient outcomes whilst ensuring underlying value and clinical excellence.  Most recently working with Doctor Care Anywhere, Mike was previously the Commercial & Business Development Director for King Edward VII's Hospital, during a period of rapid development. Prior to that he built his understanding of the healthcare markets working for Nuffield Health, across both their private and NHS business streams, and initially for AVIVA Health UK as they grew their Private Medical Insurance business.


Mr Richard Parris

Richard spent more than 20 years at helm of publicly-listed technology company, Intercede which delivers innovative cyber security solutions to digital identity challenges for governments and multi-national companies.

Dr Johann Grundlingh

Johann is a senior Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care physician as well as an entrepreneur. He and is chief executive of SFR Medical, a medical software startup with significant success in the NHS

Dr Nadeem Moghal

Nadeem is Chief Executive of DMC Healthcare in London which provides primary, specialist and community services for the NHS. He has had over 30 years of uniquely diverse clinical, academic and transformation work.

Tim Tomlinson

Tim is Chief Operating Officer of Pioneer Healthcare group of companies which provides a complete portfolio of hospital services internationally, as well as a wide range of adult services to the  NHS.

Dr Gbenga Afolabi

Gbenga has been a respiratory physician in the NHS for over 30 years and was MD of Northumbria Healthcare. He has worked in Nigeria, Belgium and Zimbabwe. He is a strong believer that IT can facilitate global and universal healthcare.


Ms Cédriane de Boucard

Cédriane is a founder and senior partner of Disruptive Capital. She has a long-demonstrated history of working in the venture capital and private equity industry in corporate development and mergers & acquisitions (M&A). She holds an MA in Economics and a BA in Economics & Political Science, both from Cornell University (USA). She worked until 1999 as a restructuring and turnaround specialist with PriceWaterhouse in New York and Moscow. Cédriane then worked with a portfolio of early-stage tech companies with a venture capital firm, before raising a technology fund and spinning it out to what became Disruptive Capital Finance

Edmund Truell

Edi Truell has 30 years of financial services experience in private equity and debt markets. In 1998 he formed Duke Street Capital and was chairman of the British Venture Capital Association from 2001 to 2002. He is also a Trustee of The Truell Charitable Foundation and the Charles Darwin Foundation.

In 2010, Edi founded Disruptive Capital Finance, a private equity and venture capital firm specialising in investments in early venture, mid venture, and growth capital. Its investments include The Tungsten Corporation, IRX Therapeutics, Atlantic Superconnection, and Tantalum Corporation. He is founder and architect of the Pension Superfund.

Dr. David Brown

Dr Brown has 40 years experience in the pharmaceutical / biotechnology industry both in research and in senior executive roles. Named as co-inventor on the patent for Viagra and later as Global Head of Drug Discovery for Roche.

Dr Brown has a strong interest in entrepreneurialism. He coaches CEOs and  entrepreneurs at Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at Cambridge University  Business School and he is an Angel Investor in high-technology start-up  companies. He co-founded Crescendo Biologics of which he is currently  interim Chair of the board.

He is a Trustee of  Antibiotic Research UK