Board of Directors

Dr Clive Black

Chairman

Clive was appointed Chairman of Bia Analytical upon the Company’s formation in 2000. He has close links with The Queen’s University of Belfast having gained his Ph.D on corporate strategy in the Northern Ireland food industry at the college. More latterly, he is a founding member of the Queen’s City Leadership Group, which seeks to enhance the university’s links to the City of London and wider financial markets, and is Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board of the Institute for Global Food Security, founded by Professor Chris Elliott.

Following five years as Head of Food Policy at the National Farmers’ Union, Clive joined Northern Food plc under Lord Haskins as a strategist before moving into equity research analysis with leading mid-market British bank Charterhouse Tilney, which became ING Financial Markets, where he was Head of Pan-European Retail Research. In 2003 he became a Founding Director and Head of Research at Shore Capital Markets, where he was voted City AM Analyst of the Year in 2013 and which has a strong presence advising the food system in these Isles, including A.G. Barr, Cranswick, Greencore, Marks & Spencer, Moy Park and Wm. Morrison Supermarkets.

Additionally, Clive is a Non-Executive of The Community Shop, a charitable venture seeking to reduce food waste and assist the development of human capital in some of Britain’s most socially challenged districts, Chairman of Mash Direct, Chairman of Morellis Ice Cream and a Senior Advisor to Coriolis Consulting and Edward Billington Group.

Prof. Chris Elliott OBE

President

Chris is a founder and President of Bia Analytical. He is Professor of Food Safety and founder of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast. He served as Pro Vice Chancellor responsible for the Medical and Life Sciences Faculty between 2015 and 2018.

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Richard Ilsley

Chief Executive Officer

Richard Ilsley was appointed CEO and Member of the Executive Board of BIA Analytical in April 2020, with a mandate to develop a strategy for the business and to lead the commercialisation and start up process.

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Dr Terry McGrath

Terry McGrath is a founder and CTO of Bia Analytical. Terry is passionate about detecting food fraud. Before joining the company full time, Terry was a Research Fellow in IGFS at Queen’s University Belfast where his latest research was developing spectroscopic methods, both laboratory based and field deployable, in conjunction with chemometric models to detect food fraud.

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David Moore

David is an Investment Manager with QUBIS Ltd, the early stage investment fund responsible for the commercialisation of technology from The Queen’s University of Belfast.

He has been actively involved in a range high-growth technology based businesses for over 20 years. His experience covers both a range of technology sectors and various stages of company growth.

David has been involved with a number of the QUBIS portfolio companies from the initial pre-company cap sheet discussions at incorporation, through venture capital and corporate investment rounds, and on to eventual exit from either trade sales, management buy-out or IPO. He currently holds Non-Executive Board positions with a number of the existing QUBIS Ltd spin-out ventures.

Paul Eveleigh

Paul is founder and Chairman of Good For You Group Ltd., a UK-incorporated safe food brand delivering unique, healthy and certified safe foods from the UK and other locales to consumers in China. The Group is currently active on bring to market a self-auditing farm marketplace in South-East Asia, initially for the seafood industry.

Recently, he was Head of Asia Pacific and Strategy for Muddy Boots Software Ltd. (Herefordshire), an agri-management and retailer supply chain authentication software developer but prior to that was Executive Vice-President Asia Pacific & Head of Greater China for AVEVA, a Cambridge-based FTSE 250 company, managing all facets of AVEVA’s business and growth throughout the Asia-Pacifica and the Greater China region (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau) across all business lines and disciplines.

Prior to that Paul was founder and Chief Executive of the Honiton Energy Group, where he built China’s only successful foreign-owned wind power producer from start to a $350m business. Honiton was the first independent foreign energy provider to amass over 2,200 square kilometres of land usage, first to build its own wind farm, first to connect to China’s grid, and first to receive carbon credits for the three farms that Honiton eventually built up. With a previous career in Investment Management in Canada, Paul has come to specialize in China strategic and operational management, debt and equity fundraisings, and Chinese JV negotiations.

Paul has a Finance degree from the University of British Columbia, is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and has currently relocated back to the UK.

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