About us

MedaPhor is a global provider of advanced ultrasound training simulators for medical professionals. Founded in 2004, we have headquarters in Cardiff, UK and Georgia, USA, and our customers are some of the world's leading medical institutions.

Our core guiding principle from day one has been to provide world-class ultrasound training solutions to our customers. Our products, ScanTrainer and HeartWorks, offer the very latest in advanced ultrasound simulation.

Here’s a little more about our leadership team, the people who are driving the company’s ambitions forward…

Leadership Team

Stuart Gall Chief Executive Officer

Stuart was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2009. Stuart was a joint founder and executive director of Fusion IP plc, an AIM listed university IP commercialisation company, before its purchase by IP Group plc for £103 million in 2014. Stuart has over 25 years’ experience in both small company start-ups and public companies and previously worked at British Airways plc, The Promotions Partnership Limited, Anvil Limited and Toad plc (now 21st Century Technology plc).

Nicholas Sleep Chief Technology Officer

Nick was appointed Chief Technology Officer in August 2012. Before joining the Group, Nick ran his own consultancy specialising in providing management support to early stage companies, one of his clients being MedaPhor Limited. Nick is a software engineer by background, but has also run companies in areas as diverse as stem cell therapeutics and biofuels. Previous companies include The Technology Partnership, The Automation Partnership, Procognia and Magnecell.

Wilson Jennings Finance Director

Wilson was appointed Finance Director in May 2014. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in 1984. Wilson has experience of setting up US and European operations from his time as finance director of Isis Research plc and spent 14 years as finance director and latterly chief executive officer of AIM listed 21st Century Technology plc.

Ian Whittaker Chief Operating Officer

Ian was formerly the CEO of Inventive Medical Ltd (IML), the cardio ultrasound simulation company that was acquired by MedaPhor in August 2016. Ian previously held roles at Hewlett Packard (HP) in the UK and EMEA. He was appointed to the UK Board in 2002, working as Vice President for HP’s UK Consumer, Imaging and Printing business. Since leaving HP in 2005, Ian worked for a number of blue chip US technology companies before being appointed as CEO of IML in 2010. He was appointed to the MedaPhor board in September 2016.

Riccardo Pigliucci Non-executive Chairman

Riccardo was appointed Chairman of the board of MedaPhor Limited in 2012. He has more than 30 years’ experience of guiding private and publically listed high technology companies and brings a wide range of experience in sales, marketing, operations, financing, acquisitions and public offerings within the medical sector.

He is a former President, COO, and Board Member of The Perkin Elmer Corporation, has served as CEO of Life Sciences International plc, CEO of Discovery Partners International was on the Board of Dionex, a public company purchased by Thermo Fisher for more than $2 billion in December 2010 and most recently was on the board of DVS Sciences, sold in January 2014 to Fluidigm for $207 million.

Prof Nazar Amso Medical Director

One of the founders of the Group, Nazar has been a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists since 1999 and Founding Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Nazar is a recognised expert in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology and joined the Board of MedaPhor Limited on its incorporation in 2004. During 2015 Nazar was employed by Cardiff University which provided part-time consultancy services to the Group.

Research & Development

At our company headquarters in Cardiff, our software development team works closely with our medical advisory team, experienced sonographers and real patients, to develop the very latest in simulation technologies and realistic scanning experiences for customers.

Working closely with University Hospital of Wales, we have access to real patients and pathologies. Once scanned, we’re then able to rebuild and animate the scan and recreate. These scans are then integrated with educational metrics and skills learning programmes to create the core elements of our advanced training modules.