Meet the MEDsan UK Team

Paul Hillman

CEO

For the past 20 plus years Paul has owned and invested in a diverse range of businesses and products, including alternative meat products, medical marijuana and dairy free ice cream.

Now, as CEO of MEDsan UK, Paul is investing in his original trade – pharmaceuticals. He began his career as a pharmacist and is proud to have established MEDsan UK, the UK distributor for MEDsan GmbH, a long established and well-respected diagnostics company based in Hamburg.

Paul is a lover, not a fighter, and a mediocre squash player.

Dr Mark Vanderpump, MB ChB MD FRCP

Senior Medical Advisor

Dr Mark Vanderpump is a Consultant Endocrinologist. He resigned from his NHS practice at the Royal Free Hospital in April 2016 after 30 years of service within the NHS and now works in an independent full-time private practice specialising in all aspects of diabetes and endocrinology based in central London. He was President of the British Thyroid Association 2014-2017 and is the current Chair of the London Consultants’ Association. He has an international reputation within thyroidology and endocrinology. He is widely published with studies in epidemiology, immunology, audit and the cost-effectiveness of managing endocrine disease. He has expertise in the application of health screening methods and interpretation of data within population studies. He is acting in a medical advisory role for MEDsan UK regarding the practical and clinical application of the Rapid Covid-19 antibody test kit.

Henning von Spreckelsen

Industry Advisor

Henning von Spreckelsen has worked in senior management positions in companies large and small, with experience in chemicals, plastics and packaging, as well as having formed several companies. Currently an investor, advisor or NED to companies in industries from marine lighting to recycled plastic waste to foreign exchange to digital metadata.

Alistair How from MEDsan UK

Alistair How

Industry Advisor

Alistair joins the team as an industry advisor with extensive expertise in healthcare, housing and multi-site businesses.His experience covers both PLC and SME sectors, having worked for businesses such as Reuters, Boots, Kodak, Bupa and KPMG but also smaller private equity backed and not for profit organisations. For Bupa and Four Seasons Healthcare, Alistair ran the UK care home operations, leading the two biggest care homes chains in the UK. More recently he has launched, grown and operated a number of healthcare companies in the elderly care space.

Alistair also has a background in property and tenanted organisations having sat on the board for Your Housing Group and been CEO for Eden Futures, a specialist in providing support and care for vulnerable adults.

More recently Alistair has developed a Non-Executive portfolio and is currently pursuing a number of roles in the healthcare, housing and technology markets. This includes MoreLife, a lifestyle healthcare business which is a joint venture with Leeds Beckett University. Thalamos, a technology application start-up focused on supporting psychiatrist and Dawson Housing, a new housing association providing accommodation for the homeless.

Alistair is a graduate of Southampton University, and completed his MBA at Warwick University. He also studied at the Wharton School and Leeds Becket University.

He lives in North Yorkshire and enjoys cycling, being outdoors and photography.

Adrian Beeston from MEDsan UK

Adrian Beeston

Industry Advisor

Adrian is a private investor who specialises in the financing and structuring of small to medium size businesses and the flotation of these companies on the US, English and Canadian Exchanges. He was the founder of Silver Falcon plc that became Hemogenix Plc, founder of Argo Blockchain Plc, which raised £ 27m in 2019 and floated on the London Stock Exchange. He is presently a founder / director of SV Pharma Ltd and MEDsanuk Ltd, both based out of London as well as well Eastower LLC, a US based business in the telecoms space. Prior to this he was a Director of Thorpe-Beeston Investments Ltd, from 2002 until 2017. He moved to the UK from Canada in 2000, where he worked with Altium Capital, a major pan-European corporate finance house, where he focused primarily on the raising of private equity.

Alice Vanderpump from MEDsan UK

Alice Vanderpump

Sales and Customer Service Administrator

Alice supports MEDsan UK in administration and sales, ensuring our customers receive high quality and efficient service. Alice has completed a Medical Sciences degree at The University of Edinburgh and is hoping to pursue a career that ensures the patient healthcare experience is as pleasant as possible.

Vicki Leadbitter

Communications Consultant

Vicki consults with MEDsan on customer and media communications, bringing 20 years of PR and marketing expertise from private and public sectors, communicating to both to businesses and consumers. Vicki has previously held senior communications roles at De Beers, Charbonnel et Walker and LVMH. More recently, Vicki has led communications projects in the health sector.

Vicki has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Kent and has a diploma in Direct & Digital Marketing from the Institute of Data & Marketing.

Anya Dutta, Sales Coordinator at MEDsan UK

Anya Dutta

Sales Coordinator

A former banker, Anya has over six years of experience in relationship management, servicing large UK corporates.

A client first approach is central to Anya’s work – she endeavours to always offer a comprehensive and effective sales and service package. Anya has a bachelor’s degree in Business & Management and a diploma in Accounting & Finance from the European College of Business and Management.