Retired in 2018 from CEO role at Irrimax, a rapidly growing medical device company, and from the Board of its parent company, Innovation Technologies Inc, Gareth Clarke is an experienced Board member who has served on public, private and non-profit Boards within the USA, Canada and UK. Gareth sees the Board as playing a key role in developing the overall corporate strategy and providing an objective and challenging sounding board for management.
Areas of expertise include:
Governance: Garreth is passionate about the role of the Board and its interaction with shareholders and management. He enjoys building and contributing to a constructive Board/senior management interaction with a particular emphasis on corporate strategy.
Senior Executive Management: Extensive strategy development, global general management responsibility, and multicultural management experience, running businesses from start-ups to those with sales of over $200 million and 2,000 employees, and Board responsibility within a group three times that size.
Corporate Strategy: Adept at identifying opportunities to disrupt the existing status quo in mature categories. Examples include Biogel, the first powder-free surgical glove and Irrisept, a breakthrough surgical irrigation product.
Marketing: An acknowledged original thinker in developing breakthrough-marketing strategies, supported by comprehensive tactical marketing programs. Managed major global consumer and medical brands including Durex, Biogel and Sebamed.
Technology: Adept at understanding and commercializing technology and developing associated intellectual property; numerous US and international patents. Experienced working within highly regulated environments.