Feedback plc (AIM: FDBK, the specialist medical imaging technology company, announces the appointment of Professor Rory Shaw as non-executive Deputy Chairman of the Company, effective immediately.
Non-executive Chairman, Dr Alastair Riddell, has informed the Company that he intends to retire at the Company’s next annual general meeting. At such time, it is intended that Professor Rory Shaw will be appointed non-executive Chairman of Feedback.
Professor Rory Shaw will step down immediately from his post as Medical Director of Feedback Medical Limited, the Company’s operating subsidiary, which he has held since June 2018. The functions of the post will be covered internally.
Professor Rory Shaw has extensive managerial and overseas trade experience as well as a strong academic and clinical background. As Medical Director of Feedback Medical, over the last year he has contributed to the development of the Company’s new strategy and to building relationships with the UK medical community.
Professor Shaw was previously the Medical Director of Healthcare UK within the Department of International Trade. Over the previous 15 years, he has been Medical Director of three NHS Trusts; North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and the Hammersmith Hospital NHS Trust. In 2001, he was appointed by the then Minister of Health as the first Chairman of the National Patient Safety Agency and was also a non-executive director of the NHS Litigation Authority. Professor Shaw’s clinical specialty is respiratory and general medicine. He has been published extensively in academic journals and was also a professor of respiratory medicine at Imperial College School of Medicine.
Dr Alastair Riddell, Non-Executive Chairman of Feedback plc, said:
“We welcome Professor Shaw to the Board after his successful time as Medical Director of Feedback Medical. His extensive senior level experience in the NHS and international network established while with UKTI will help us to establish our new products within the national and international medical community. He is an eminently suitable replacement Chairman for me when I retire after the next AGM”.
Dr Tom Oakley, CEO of Feedback plc, commented:
“Dr Riddell has been a key force in driving Feedback forward in recent years and on behalf of the Board, we are grateful for his guidance and advice. He remains Chairman for the near term and continues to work with the Board to oversee the launch of BleepaTM and the growth of the underlying operations.
“Professor Shaw’s work with Feedback Medical has been vital in helping us develop the next stage of our technology and the launch of BleepaTM. With his appointment as Deputy Chairman and in due course, to Chairman, we will continue to benefit from his valuable clinical and business expertise.”