Non-executive director appointments made from January to March 2022

Our Portfolio Resourcing Team is dedicated to partnering sector and industry experts with Mercia portfolio companies.  

Successful investment is always built around a team and product, but an experienced non-executive working with the skill-sets of our portfolio businesses’ management teams enhances overall shareholder value.  


Here’s a roundup of the appointments made across the portfolio in the first quarter of 2022.  


  • Carl Barratt, Chair, Applied Monitoring: developing a non-invasive blood analysis testing device for the alcohol and drugs of abuse market. 
  • Neil Hayward, NED, Applied Monitoring. 
  • Andrew Anderson, Chair, Talion: provider of hybrid cyber-security services. 
  • Alan Peel, Chair, Impression Technologies: leader in light-weighting solutions for automotive, aerospace, and consumer product sectors. 
  • Matt Little, Chair, Melius Cyber: security and monitoring for the workplace. 
  • Martin Donnachie , Chair, UK Landscapes: a national specialist contractor providing environmental services.  
  • Kevin McDonnell, Chair, Intelligent Health: developer of digital health solutions to encourage communities to be more active; and ART Health Solutions: a provider of robust data insights to help organisations make better informed decisions relating to employee wellbeing and performance.
  • Andrew Doyle, Chair, 6 Bit Education: developing an AI powered assessment and feedback tool for the education sector. 
  • Tony Austwick, Board Advisor, 6 Bit Education Ltd.
  • Peter Harkness, Chair, Texere Publishing: innovative publishing company for the scientific, technical and medical markets. 
  • Ron Black, Chair, inVMA: developer of Kinektio, an IoT integration platform. 
  • Mark Hurley, Chair, e-bate: provider of intelligent rebate management solutions. 
  • Tim Hipperson, Chair, Adludio: developer of cutting-edge AI and proprietary creative tools for mobile brand solutions. 
  • Gordon Matthew, Chair, Coho: developer of a SaaS solution to deliver an effortless HMO management tool which makes self-managing an HMO easy.
  • Mike Evans, Chair, MIP Diagnostics: developing molecular imprinted polymers (MIPs) as a synthetic alternative to biological affinity reagents.
  • Michele Pedrocchi, NED, MIP Diagnostics.