Barema is governed by a Council of elected individuals headed by a Chair. Council members are either from member companies or are Expert Members*.
Nicola Dill, Chair of Barema (Qualitech)
Nicola Dill has over twenty years experience in management, sales and marketing within the medical industry across a diverse range of market sectors in both the UK and overseas.
First training as an operating partner practitioner (ODP), Nicola went on to gain qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and work in medical industry. She has gained a reputation for being a leading expert in the market; achievements include increasing company turnover from £600,000 to £14,000,000 and company personnel from 10 to 64 in just over 10 years, and taking the anaesthesia business from a division within Intavent Orthofix Ltd to independent company status as Intavent Direct Ltd.
In 2008 Nicola was presented with the AAGBI Langton Hewer Award for her industry contribution to anaesthesia.
As well as being an elect Chair of Barema Council - where she is also Council lead for anaesthesia, trainig and for HR - Nicola is on the Council of Trauma Care UK, a charitable organisation that promotes and devises best practice in the UK for trauma management.
Nicola recently formed a new company specialising in anaesthesia medical devices, Qualitech Healthcare Limited.
Paul Sim, Deputy Chair (BSI)
Paul has worked in the healthcare industry for over 30 years and is currently project managing BSI’s implementation of EU Commission Recommendation 2013/473/EU dealing with Unannounced Audits. Previously he held senior RAQA leadership positions at Spacelabs Healthcare, Teleflex Medical, Smiths Medical, and Ohmeda (formerly BOC Group healthcare business).
His experience spans a broad range of medical devices including anaesthesia systems, patient monitors, ventilators, single use sterile disposables and devices for re-use, incubators, infusion pumps and surgical instruments.
Paul is a member of the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) Technical Policy Group and Convenor of the ABHI ISO TC 210 Mirror Group. He is Convenor of the BSI Committee which monitors all of the work undertaken by ISO TC 210, and Convenor of the BSI Sub-committee dealing with Quality Systems. As UK Delegation Leader to ISO TC 210, he is also actively involved in the work of national, European and international standards' committees.
Paul has published articles in medical device industry journals, presents at conferences, and is a Module Advisor at Cranfield University on a Master’s program dealing with Regulatory Affairs for Medical devices.
Howard Bellm, Guest member (Intersurgical)
Rob Clark, Council member (Dräger)
Rob Clark joined Dräger in April 1991 as a graduate trainee based in Lübeck, Germany.
He went on to progress through the company, holding positions of Marketing Manager (1992-1994), Operating Theatre Business Unit Manager (1994-2003), Anaesthesia Marketing Manager (1999-2003), Director of Marketing (20013-2009) and General Manager of Dräger Medical UK (2010-2013).
Rob has recently become Director of Sales and Marketing Dräger for all UK and Ireland, splitting his time between the two main UK Dräger offices in Hemel Hempstead and Blyth, Northumberland.
Nick Connolly, Council member (Fisher and Paykel Healthcare)
Nick's role at F&P involves active participation in all aspects of the business from HR, Customer Services, Logistics, Finance, Quality and of course Sales. This, together with a business that is actively involved in both Primary and Secondary Care, means he brings a variety of useful insights to any number of issues that currently face Barema members.
His past positions have given him experience of a range of healthcare companies: Wyeth, Johnson and Johnson Orthopaedics, Astra Zenica, Forth Medical and Steiffel Laboratories.
Nick has particular responsibilities within Council for respiratory care and on credentialing.
Marcus Garbe, Council member (Vitalograph)
Marcus is Company Secretary and IT Director of Vitalograph Ltd, designers and manufacturers of cardio-respiratory diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.
Following initial employment in accountancy, Marcus has been employed in a succession of roles with the Vitalograph Group of companies since 1977, giving him a wide experience in the field of cardio-respiratory equipment, regulatory affairs and Quality Management Systems.
He has gained a comprehensive IT experience from responsibility for the introduction and subsequent developments of computerised systems for Vitalograph operations and development of Medical Device software, starting with the Commodore Pet and Apple II in the early 1980s.
His current Executive Director responsibilities cover Group Administration and Services, IT Systems, Logistics, Customer Technical Support, as well as provision of cardio-respiratory Clinical Study Data and Project Management services.
Marcus is a qualified Company Secretary (ACIS) and TOPRA member and an active participant in EN, IEC and ISO Standards work, and is a long-standing Barema Council Member.
Peter Henrys, Council member (BOC)
Peter joined BOC as a chemical engineer in 1968, and has been responsible for the quality of BOC's medical gases for the last 30 years. BOC Healthcare’s medical gases are used to provide medical care in a wide range of clinical settings, from anaesthesia and intensive care to obstetrics and emergency medicine.
As well as chairing the BSI committee for medical gas supply systems, Peter represents the UK on various National and International committees on medical gases including European Pharmacopoeia, European Industrial Gas Association (EIGA), British Compressed Gas Association (BCGA) and SO (Committee on Medical Gas supply systems).
Peter holds the position of Barema Honorary Treasurer.
Ciarán Magee, Council member (Armstrong Medical)
Ciarán Magee first trained in medical device design, leaving university in 1993 as Irish Graduate Designer of The Year and gaining a Post graduate doctorate specialising in new devices for airway management during anaesthesia.
Ciarán has over twenty years’ experience in developing devices for anaesthesia and critical care. He first spent three years working in product development for Teleflex Medical. He then joined Armstrong Medical Limited, where he is now Technical Director with responsibility for Research and Development, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Control.
Ciarán has special responsiblity in Council for membership. This includes contacting potential member companies to join the Association.
Graham Milward, Council member (Vygon)
Rob Clark join
Graham has a broad medical industry background, nearly all within the disposable medical device arena. He has particular strengths in being able to 'bridge the gaps' between different areas of a company's activities, eg betwen regulatory engagement and technical developments, legal affairs and the arts of sales and marketing. In a similar vein, he is also able to navigate cultural gaps between multinational participants through many years of working within international companies and the mysterious world of International Standards.
Graham is now Head of Technical, Quality and Regulatory Affairs at Vygon. Within Barema Council he has a particular focus on Small Bore Connectors.
David Walker, Council member (GE Healthcare)
David currently works as a Product Manager for the Anaesthesia and Respiratory division of GE Healthcare with responsibilities for the UK and Ireland.
He has worked in healthcare for 30 years with BOC, Ohmeda, Datex-Ohmeda and GE Healthcare, in their service, sales, marketing and product management areas. His areas of clinical knowledge include perioperative, ITU, CCU and acuity areas within the NHS and Private hospitals across the UK and Ireland.
David therefore brings wideranging experience and broad knowledge base, applicable for both domestic and international markets, to his role on Council.
Stephanie Hill, Association Manager
Stephanie has worked in the healthcare sector for nearly 15 years with Cook Medical, Vital Signs and Viasys Medsystems. Her service has focused on sales and training areas in both the UK & US. Her clinical knowledge includes Theatre, ITU and CCU areas within the NHS and Private hospitals across the UK and Ireland.