Executive Management

Graham Mullis
Chief Executive Officer

  • Appointed CEO of Novacyt in 2014
  • Over 30 years in healthcare; pharmaceuticals & medical device markets
  • Internationally experienced leader with multi-disciplinary background
  • Led multiple successful exits; Biocompatibles Eyecare, ClearLab, VisionTec and Optivue
  • C-level executive with FTSE 250 (Biocompatibles International) and NASDAQ (1-800 CONTACTS)

Anthony Dyer
Chief Financial Officer

  • Joined Group in 2010
  • 17 years in healthcare; pharmaceuticals & medical devices
  • Growth business and M&A experience, including RiboTargets / British Biotech and BioFocus / Galapagos
  • FCCA qualified 20 years; commercial and audit background

Ian Wilde
RA & QA Director

  • Joined Novacyt in October 2014
  • Over 15 years experience in medical devices
  • Extensive experience at Senior Management and Board level
  • Experience in both SME’s and Blue Chip organisations
  • Strong experience in Quality System development and Regulatory Compliance

Ruth Powell
Managing Director of NOVAprep & Lab21 Services

  • Joined Novacyt in April 2017
  • Over 30 years’ experience in the IVD sector in blue chip organisations such as Thermo Fisher Scientific ,Bayer, Siemens and Chiron
  • Chair of British In Vitro Diagnostics Association ( BIVDA ) 2014-2016 and current member of the Executive Board

Jim Wicks PhD
Managing Director of Primer Design

  • Co founder of Primerdesign on 1 October 2005
  • PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology

Rob Powell PhD
Director of Research and Development for Primerdesign

  • Co-founder of Primerdesign on 1 October 2005
  • 10 years of research experience, including human virus diseases and asthma genetics
  • Honorary research fellow within Southampton University School of Medicine
  • Experienced within the life science industry particularly in gene quantification

Wendy Karban 
Group HR Manager

  • Joined Novacyt February 2017
  • Over 25 years HR experience gained in a diverse range of sectors
  • Chartered member of the CIPD
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Employment Law

Phil Sefton
Managing Director of Microgen Bioproducts & Lab21 Healthcare

  • Joined April 2017
  • Over 30 years experience in life sciences, molecular diagnostic and classical diagnostic markets.
  • Commercial leadership posts in QIAGEN, TAP Biosystems, LGC Genomics and Boehringer Mannheim
  • Global experience of building successful businesses

Steve Gibson
Group Financial Controller

  • Joined Novacyt in April 2017
  • Over 12 years’ experience working at an internationally recognized blue-chip company
  • Trusted finance business partner for multi-billion dollar deals
  • CIMA qualified 10 years; commercial and financial management background
  • Lived & worked in the UAE