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Independent Non-Executive Director - Rick Medlock

Appointed Independent Non-Executive Director on 9 April 2020 and Chair of the Audit Committee on 1 September 2020.

Career and experience:

Rick graduated from Cambridge University with a BA in Economics. In 1982, he joined Arthur Andersen LLP where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Rick has had a highly successful career as a strong commercial Chief Financial Officer in the technology industry, working for a range of international FTSE 100 and NASDAQ listed businesses during periods of high growth. He has held a number of Chief Financial Officer positions throughout his career, including at NDS Group plc, Inmarsat plc and Worldpay Group plc. Rick brings a wealth of experience as a former NED and Audit Committee Chair of several technology driven businesses, such as Sophos Group plc, Edwards Vacuum, and Thus plc. Rick was also previously Chair of Momondo Group and Chair of the Audit Committee for LoveFilm UK Limited.

Other Current Appointments

  • NED and member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee at Datatec Ltd.
  • NED and Chair of the Audit Committee at Deliveroo.
  • Chair of the Board at BluJay Solutions Ltd.

Skills and competencies:

Rick has extensive experience and a deep understanding of technology focused R&D businesses. He has driven value and transformation throughout his executive career which will further reinforce the ability of Smith+Nephew to grow and develop into new and existing markets. Rick brings significant financial and risk management expertise as a well-regarded former FTSE 100 Chief Financial Officer, NED and Audit Committee Chair.