Backed by Apposite Capital and recognised as one of the leading specialists in medical imaging software, Mirada Medical is trusted by more than 2,000 hospitals, imaging centres and cancer centres worldwide.
Across radiology, nuclear medicine, molecular imaging and radiation oncology, their innovative software combines cutting-edge science with practical application enabling clinicians to deliver more consistent, productive and personalised care.
With ambitious plans to maximise the potential of the business, Sam Gray, Managing Partner of Apposite Capital approached Directorbank’s Healthcare specialist, Lewis Buckley, to source a hands-on Chairman with excellent industry knowledge, commercial nous and technical understanding.
A strong leader was essential with the gravitas to act as a strong mentor to the CEO and Management Team in taking the business to the next level, and with previous experience of tapping into international markets for growth as well as successfully preparing a business for sale.
Having worked extensively with owner/founder-led businesses across the Healthcare landscape, Lewis was quickly able to identify strong HealthTech experts for the role. To ensure no stone was left unturned, a comprehensive search process was also conducted utilising referrals from industry experts and market mapping.
Lewis believed Duane Lawrence – a long standing contact of his – to be the ideal candidate and after client interviews he was successfully appointed to the position.
Duane’s intellectual horsepower, high EQ and open and friendly manner, combined with his successful experience and razor sharp focus on organisational culture made him the successful candidate for the role.
A sector expert, Duane has a 30-year career in the healthcare industry with a proven track record in leading high-growth HealthTech SMEs. Commercially focused and strategic with strong leadership skills, he specialises in building and developing high functioning teams, recognising emerging market opportunities, and building programmes and products to successfully position businesses to scale rapidly.
Duane is also Chair of Rinicare, specialists in healthcare solutions and technology, and Acuity Group, a consultancy that specialises in regulatory compliance management system products and services. Previous executive roles have included GM of Misys Healthcare Systems, Group MD of EMIS Health and CEO of InferMed where he joined the Board in May 2007 and led it through to a successful trade exit in 2015.