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Thorn Medical PLC Appoints Sir Eric Peacock and Sir John Lucas-Tooth to the Board

LONDON, January 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Thorn Medical PLC ("Thorn" or the "Company"), the international healthcare group, today announces the appointment of Sir Eric Peacock and Sir John Lucas-Tooth to the Board, effective 1st February 2016.

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Jack Kaye, Thorn Medical's Chairman and Chief Executive, said: "We're delighted to welcome Sir Eric Peacock and Sir John Lucas-Tooth to the Board as non-executive directors. Both have extensive corporate experience which will be invaluable to helping further develop and grow the Company."

"They also have additional expertise and contacts which should prove useful: Sir Eric Peacock being a Non-Executive Director of the government body UK Export Finance (formerly ECGD) and Sir John Lucas-Tooth with his finance and deal-making experience when working for Lazard Brothers."

Sir Eric Peacock added, "I'm delighted to be joining Thorn Medical as it's a business which has already reached critical mass with opportunities for significant growth and internationalisation."


Note to Editors  

Thorn Medical PLC 

Thorn Medical is a trusted expert investor and acceleration partner dedicated to breaking down the barriers to providing more efficient and effective healthcare worldwide.

With a clear focus on improving human wellbeing, it acts as an aggregator of innovative, scientifically-validated medical technology, pharmaceutical products and healthcare services businesses.

It aims to transform organisational performance through delivering best practice flexible management services that streamline operations, reduce costs, encourage cross-fertilisation, expand market reach and enhance return on capital.

Thorn Medical is dedicated to this market, with a global perspective and an understanding at first hand of the evolving challenges that healthcare businesses face in growing successfully.

Thorn Medical understands how to create value for investors, service providers and patients through building a balanced portfolio of pre-and post-revenue companies that specialise in commercialising innovative and medical technologies and services.

Thorn Medical will continue to grow both organically and through acquisitions, continually developing the enterprise and fully addressing the human health cycle and its genetic, environmental, physical and nutritional influencing factors.

Thorn Medical focuses on four areas

  • Disease prevention
  • Immunity optimisation
  • Disease treatment
  • Research & development

For further information, please visit Thorn Medical's website

Sir Eric Peacock 

Sir Eric Peacock has a wide range of interesting business experience, having taken Babygro Plc to a full market listing, Baydonhill Plc to a full AIM listing and Just Loans Plc to a GHG Listing.

He is Chairman of Buckley Jewellery Ltd and Boxford Suffolk Holdings Ltd, which between these businesses had subsidiaries in the USA and Hong Kong. Other current directorships include Whizz Education Ltd., Stevenage Packaging Ltd., Sheraton Systems Ltd., Just Loans Group Plc, and the Wildlife Heritage Foundation.

Sir Eric is also a Non Executive Director of the government body UK Export Finance (formerly ECGD) and chairs the charities Uniqueness, AB Trust and The Peacock Foundation.

Eric has worked in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Hong Kong and Ireland in a wide range of industries.

Sir John Lucas-Tooth 

Sir John Lucas-Tooth has considerable corporate experience in both the industrial and financial worlds, having successfully founded, developed and led Telsec Instruments until its sale to Bausch & Lomb and worked for Lazard Brothers and Co. and Prince Rupert Loewenstein's firms Rupert Loewenstein Holdings Ltd., Loewenstein Investments Ltd. and Cunningham Loewenstein Asset Management.

His current directorships include Glenalmond Tweed Co. Ltd., Grimsthorpe and Drummond Castle Trust Limited, The Drummond Foundation, Lucastooth Partnership, Kyokuto Fund and the Maurice Lubbock Memorial Fund.

He was commissioned into the Scots Guards after graduating from Balliol College, Oxford University as an Exhibitioner with a First Class Honours Degree, having previously won a Reynolds Scholarship at Eton College.

Contact: Henry Gewanter, Thorn Medical PLC Tel: +44-(0)7774-228845

SOURCE Thorn Medical PLC

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