Chief Executive Officer
Colin joined Omega in August 2015 as Chief Operating Officer. He has worked in the medical diagnostics industry for 23 years, previously working for Axis-Shield. He joined them in 1995 and held a number of positions encompassing planning, supply chain, project management and operations and, ultimately, from 2007
was Managing Director of the Laboratory division. During his time as Managing Director he was responsible for leading its diversification strategy, which was successful in maintaining revenues despite retiring two key product revenue lines. Colin was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 14 December 2017, with key responsibility for implementation of the recent strategic review.
Simon was appointed Chairman in February 2021. He has over 30 years’ experience in the biotech industry, including 10 years working for Amersham International (now GE), ICI and Zeneca (now Astra Zeneca), in a variety of commercial and technical positions, and over five years with Tepnel Life Sciences plc (now Hologic Inc), a London Stock Exchange listed diagnostic company where he was Chief Executive. He has been the CEO/Executive Chairman on three other venture capital backed Life Science companies, and headed up the trade sale of two of these. He is currently Chairman of both Fusion Antibodies plc, an AIM listed CRO providing services for the discovery and development of antibody based therapies and C-Major Medical, a venture capital backed Medical Device Company.
Group Finance Director
Kieron joined Omega in August 2002 as Finance Director. He has broad experience in technology and related businesses. He started his career with Scotia Holdings PLC in 1984 and remained with the company for 14 years, occupying various senior finance roles. These roles enabled him to acquire experience in corporate acquisitions, disposals and intellectual property matters. In addition he gained experience in various debt and equity transactions, and was involved in raising over £100 million for the company. He then joined Kymata Limited, a start-up optoelectronics company, as Finance Director. Over a period of 18 months, he was involved in raising approximately US$85 million of venture capital funding. Kieron is responsible for finance and investor relations.
Jag joined Omega in June 2011 as Group Sales and Marketing Director. He has worked in the medical diagnostics industry for 22 years having started out as a Clinical Biochemist in the NHS. In 1995 he joined Beckman Instruments where he developed a career spanning 15 years in sales and marketing holding a variety of positions in sales, product management and marketing management. In 2009 he left his position of Northern Europe Marketing Manager to join Serco Health, where he helped create
the first joint venture within UK pathology between Serco and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. He is also past Chairman and current Treasurer of the British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA). Jag is responsible for the commercial strategy and development of the Group driven through sales and marketing, product management, business development and customer service to drive business growth and market share.
During his 14-year career with Becton, Dickinson and Company, one of the world’s leading suppliers of medical, diagnostic and life science research products, Bill held a number of senior leadership positions and, until the end of 2012, was BD’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development, being responsible for BD’s worldwide mergers and acquisitions and corporate strategies. Previously, he was Worldwide President of BD Biosciences, a business segment with turnover of over US$1.0 billion, including the provision of flow cytometry instruments and their associated reagents for CD4 testing used in a wide range of laboratory settings. Prior to working for BD, Bill held senior business development positions with Pfizer Inc. and Johnson and Johnson.
Jeremy has 20 years’ investment banking experience and was previously a partner at Smith Square Partners LLP where he provided strategic and corporate advice to clients in the science, technology and telecommunications sectors, prior to which he headed up the technology practice at Rothschild in London. Jeremy is currently a Non-executive Director and chairman of the audit committee of AIM-listed Idox plc and a Non-executive Director of AIM-listed Ilika Plc.