Steve Godber – Chairman
Steve joined the board of the company in 2013 to oversee the company’s product and market development phase. He is a non-executive Director, and Chairman of both Fertility Focus Limited and Fertility Focus Inc., the company’s wholly owned US subsidiary. Steve has over 25 years experience as a Chairman and CEO, mainly in healthcare companies. He is currently Chairman of Lifelines Ltd. He was previously Chairman of The Magstim Company Ltd, and CEO of Vickers Medical and Forum Bioscience.
Robert Milnes – CEO
BA Hons (Business) DipM
Robert oversees the operational management of the business, and is directly in charge of strategic planning, business development, finance and business systems. He has over 26 years experience in financing and bringing ground-breaking medical technology and software to global markets, with the past 15 years focussed on women’s health. He is also CEO of Fertility Focus Inc., the company’s wholly owned US subsidiary. Robert has worked for Roche, Oxford Instruments, and was formerly a member of the Operations Board of Huntleigh Healthcare following the successful sale and integration of the Sonicaid Fetal Monitoring and Medilog Cardiology businesses. He brings additional extensive experience in general management, sub-contract manufacturing, sales and marketing.
Christine Soden – CFO
Christine was appointed non-executive CFO to the company in early 2013. She helped lead the Capital for Enterprise Angel Co-Fund participation in the company’s previous rounds, and assists in representing their interests on the Fertility Focus board. Christine brings extensive experience in strategic, financial and operational development of businesses in the healthcare sector, including a number of publically listed companies. She has worked for Celltech, BTG, and was until recently CFO for Optos plc.
Rob Jones – Investor Director
Rob Jones is the Investor Director representing Foresight Group on the Fertility Focus Board. Rob joined Foresight in 2016 and currently works as an Investment Manager in the Manchester office. Rob is responsible for sourcing and executing investments and providing ongoing strategic and financial advice to existing portfolio companies. Prior to joining Foresight Rob worked at EY as an Associate Director where he focused on advising mid-market Private Equity firms and corporates on a wide range of transactions. He trained with RSM Tenon where he spent the majority of his time advising owner managed businesses on company sales and fundraisings.
Derek Pink – Director
Following a career in the city, Derek Pink became an angel investor a decade ago. He concentrates on a limited portfolio and has made four tech company investments including a successful exit to date. He is the largest independent investor in the Company in the past year having seen a potential solution in OvuSense to an unmet need in the infertility market, where treatment options are time consuming, expensive and invasive. He represents the interests of the Fertility Focus independent shareholders on the board.