OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

CEO and Co-Founder

Steve Mackenney

President and Chief Strategy Officer

Richard Jones

Managing Director (UK)

Dr Mark Ratnarajah

CMO and co-founder

Graham Copeland

VP Global Engagement

Steve Barnett

Chief Operating Officer

Claire Bale

CMO - International

Dr Mike Roberts

Senior Nursing Advisor and Creator

Tina Richardson

CMO - Life Sciences

Dr Sheuli Porkess

CEO and Co-Founder

Steve Mackenney

Steve graduated with a law degree from Cambridge University before qualifying as a barrister with a specialist interest in medical law. During a ten-year career in central Government, Steve became Head of Quality, Safety and Clinical Governance in the Department of Health and led development of the country’s first National framework of Healthcare Standards.

Steve has also lectured and worked on healthcare quality internationally, including time with the European Commission, the World Health Organisation and Health Care Sans Frontières. He has a degree in modern languages and is fluent in French.

Steve’s passion for helping to improve quality and safety in healthcare inspired him to launch C2-Ai with co-founder Graham Copeland. Their mission is to provide solutions which offer truthful, detailed analysis of front-line clinical practice and support the journey towards zero harm.

President and Chief Strategy Officer

Richard Jones

Strategist and tech entrepreneur.  Led, founded and helped others build businesses across four continents and held every main C-suite position.

13 startups founded/co-founded.  4 successful exits, 2 failures, 1 failure to launch – remaining companies still in play.

Sweat equity support/refounding of 5 startups.  1 successful exit, 1 upcoming and 3 still in play.

Invited speaker at UN General Assembly 77 Science Symposium and member of team looking to deliver 10x improvements into healthcare globally. 

Mentor on the GE Edison Accelerator / Wayra programme. Supporting AI companies in digital health.

Guest lecturer at University College London and honorary lecturer at School of Medicine, UCLAN – on masters level, digital health courses.

On Academic Advisory Board of the College of Contemporary Healthcare

COGX Keynote speaker in Global Leadership – Winner of Health Tech 4 Covid19 innovation award and overall Tech 4 Covid19 Award at COGX 2020 (C2-AI)   

Interviewed on BBC News and BBC 5Live and chair at 50+ tech events on five continents 

Only private sector expert on national medical device regulator’s project using AI to develop synthetic data sets and develop methodologies for verifying AI software in healthcare.

AI lead for Patient Safety Learning organisation

Mentor on the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur programme

Author of “Project Management Survival” (Kogan Page – English,  Mandarin, Polish and Latvian), “The One Day MBA” (ICSA) and “Strategy Genius” (Hodder – English and Arabic).

Managing Director (UK)

Dr Mark Ratnarajah

A practicing pediatrician and former healthcare venture capitalist, Mark spent 20 years working in the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, and as a traveling physician in Australia and New Zealand.

Formerly a physician in one of the largest rehabilitation centers in the UK, Mark provided expert medical and psychological care for thousands of patients experiencing traumatic injuries each year.

Mark received an Executive MBA from the London Business School, where he has also lectured on healthcare resource planning and training of senior healthcare executives.

CMO and co-founder

Graham Copeland

A highly respected expert on patient safety as well as a general surgeon and the author of the POSSUM scoring system for surgical audit, which is utilized in over 30 countries.

Graham is considered an international authority, advising governments and authorities around the world on effective applications in medical practices – including the VA and on the creation of NSQIP.

He has over 30 years as a specialist in clinical audit and outcome measures, and was an advisor to the Caldicott Committee in the UK, the Healthcare Commission, and the National Institute of Clinical Effectiveness.

VP Global Engagement

Steve Barnett

Steve has worked in tech and software businesses for 30 years, taking three on the journey from startup to exit including building a SaaS offering from $4m to nearly $100m in only a few years.

Steve brings immense experience in developing channels, offers and ensuring that our range of clients are a core part of our development process.

Chief Operating Officer

Claire Bale

Claire graduated in Human Geography from The University of Leicester, studying a variety of disciplines including global politics, economy and culture. As C2-Ai’s COO she is a key member of the management team and oversees the company’s diverse business operations, reporting directly to the CEO.

Claire holds a variety of central roles in business management and implementing new company processes, whilst overseeing the planning of resources by prioritising customer, employee, and organizational requirements, project management for installation of CRAB and Compass software and ensuring clinical engagement and training of the systems.

CMO - International

Dr Mike Roberts

Dr Mike Roberts has a background in emergency medicine and cardiothoracic surgery. He has worked in both the NHS and in New Zealand, where he has held chief medical officer and medical director roles for more than 15 years.

He works to help expand how C2-Ai’s products are used by healthcare providers – for both new and existing customers, with a focus on international markets

Senior Nursing Advisor and Creator

Tina Richardson

Christina has over 19 years of experience in critical care nursing and pre-operative assessment. She has designed and implemented clinical care pathways in a variety of clinical settings and designed and organised satellite outpatient clinics which increased patient acquisition and patient satisfaction.

She joined CRAB Clinical informatics in 2013 acting as Senior Nursing Advisor and participates in the writing of review reports and the development of software packages.

Christina is the co-developer of the Copeland-Richardson index which provides unique new metrics for medical care to supplement our existing suite of evidence-based insights. 

CMO - Life Sciences

Dr Sheuli Porkess

Sheuli is a highly experienced and respected leader in life sciences.  

Sheuli originally trained in medicine at Cambridge and Oxford then worked in the NHS before moving to pharmaceutical medicine. Sheuli has worked internationally in medical affairs, clinical development and life science policy.

She is the Vice President of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and a Global Fellow in Medicines Development with IFAPP.

Sheuli is a member of the Steering Group for the UKRI Multiple Long-Term Conditions Programme, the AoMRC Genomics Professional Partnerships Group and the UK Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine Network Steering Group.

Sheuli is also a visiting lecturer at King’s College London.


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