Management Team
Robin Bhattacherjee

Robin Bhattacherjee, Chief Executive Officer

Robin Bhattacherjee BSc (Hons) joined Actimed Therapeutics as CEO in August 2019. Robin was previously with Actelion from 2009 and was the General Manager for the UK and Ireland Affiliate and a member of the European Management Team.
Robin served on the ABPI Board of Management from 2011 – 2017 as one of the elected Small Companies Group representatives, with a particular interest in medicines that come under specialised commissioning. Prior to Actelion, Robin was the General Manager for CV Therapeutics Europe (CVT) from 2004 to mid-2009, prior to the acquisition of the Company by Gilead. Responsibilities included delivering the European licencing and pre-marketing objectives for the product portfolio and the build and management of European affiliates. He also played a major role in successful European business development activities. Robin joined CVT from Sanofi-Synthélabo UK, where he was Head of Marketing and he also sat on the Irbesartan Global Strategy Team.
From 1986 to 2002, Robin held a variety of positions at Bayer including Marketing Manager and National Sales Manager in the UK and he was a Director in Bayer’s Global Strategic Marketing Group. During his career, Robin has been involved in several product launches both in the UK and Europe. Robin grew up in the North West of England and has an honours degree in Biological Sciences gained at University of London.

Frank Misselwitz

Frank Misselwitz, Chief Medical Officer and Non-executive Director

Frank Misselwitz MD, PhD is Actimed’s Chief Medical Officer, located at the company’s German subsidiary. He joined the Company from Bayer AG, where he was Corporate Vice President and Therapeutic Area Head in clinical development. With a background in academia and industry, he has over 30 years extensive pharmaceutical industry experience. Frank supported the development of Humira ($20billion in 2018) at Knoll AG and Abbott and has completed development of multiple cardiovascular drugs (including rivaroxaban). Frank has been a longstanding member of the Scientific Advisory Board at the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research and the Centre for Thrombosis and Haemostasis University of Mainz Germany; he has extensive clinical research experience including the landmark COMPASS trial. His previous academic research experience was gained in UK, USA, Germany and Russia and he is the author of over 250 publications, has a cumulated impact factor of 1200 and a Hirsch-Index of 67. Frank is also a recipient of the highly prestigious German Future Prize for his work on Xarelto, this was awarded by the German Federal President in 2009.

Martin Walton

Martin Walton, Chief Financial Officer

Martin Walton initially spent 25 years in global investment banking and asset management, in UK, USA and Europe, culminating in a position as Vice Chair responsible for Wholesale and Commercial Banking for Europe and Asia-Pacific at Toronto-Dominion Bank.

Since 2009, Martin has been an active VC / PE investor, portfolio manager, and advisor in life sciences working with several of the largest investors in the sector.  This has involved holding a number of executive positions (Executive Chairman, CEO, CFO), completing transactions with over 25 companies (spinouts, financing rounds, M&A, IPOs, licensing deals, divestitures and trade sales) and raising over £1bn in investment and co-investment capital. He is Chairman and CEO of Bradshaw Consulting Limited, a strategic advisory group assisting companies and shareholders in creating, generating and realising value from investments in the life sciences sector.

Originally CEO of Excalibur Fund Management, Martin is a co-founder of LSE-listed Arix Bioscience plc (LSE: ARIX), of Arthurian Life Sciences Limited and of Excalibur Medicines Ltd. He is currently an investor / Director at Interrad Medical LLC, developer of the SecurAcath catheter securement device (now centrally purchased as the standard of care in the NHS); of AIM-listed Reneuron Plc (AIM: RENE), a UK-based leader in exosomes technologies, and of the Liverpool Life Sciences Accelerator Partnership.

In addition, he has extensive Governance, Oversight, Audit Committee and Risk Committee experience as well as specific experience in start-up, growth strategies (organic and acquisition), financing, turnaround and consolidation strategies in the healthtech, biotech and medtech sectors.


Elaine Morten

Elaine Morten, Head of Regulatory Affairs and Technical Development

Elaine Morten, PhD began working with Actimed in 2017 as a consultant before joining the Company in 2022. Elaine brings over 25 years of global drug development experience to Actimed predominantly obtained in small to mid-size organisations.  Elaine has a track record of taking products through development to marketing authorisation and beyond and has diverse therapeutic and territorial experience.  Prior to joining Actimed, Elaine was an independent consultant to the Pharmaceutical Industry and before this, she was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Head of Pharmacovigilance at The Medicines Company. Elaine has also worked for British Biotech as Head of Regulatory Affairs and Shire Pharmaceuticals as Regulatory Affairs Manager. 

Louise Bosworth

Louise Bosworth, Head of Clinical Operations and Quality

Louise Bosworth is the Head of Clinical Operations and Quality for Actimed, responsible for leading the Clinical Operations Strategy and delivering the Clinical Development Programme. With over 25 years of Clinical Development and Quality experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Louise joined Actimed in September 2021. Louise has held senior positions at large pharma companies including Eli Lilly & Company and Amgen as well as smaller biopharma companies, GW Pharma and Orphalan. Louise has also worked for the leading Clinical Research Organisation IQVIA. Louise’s extensive quality experience includes establishing Quality Management Systems, leading both local and international inspection readiness programs as well as regulatory inspections. Her broad therapeutic and management responsibilities incorporate Clinical and Quality expertise across the industry including fields of oncology and rare diseases products. 

Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson, Finance Director and Company Secretary

Hugh Jackson is a finance professional with more than 30 years’ experience. He specializes in providing SMEs with business growth and strategic planning advice together with management reporting and compliance assurance. Over this period, working with owner-managers, business angels and venture capitalists, Hugh has assisted in completing more than 20 successful exit transactions, together with several fundraising transactions, including a Nasdaq flotation and several SEIS / EIS fundraises.

Hugh studied at Exeter University and qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse in 1988. He established his own accountancy practice, Jacksons, in 1990.