Who we are

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Geremy Thomas
Founder & Executive Chairman
Goodbody Health
Geremy is an entrepreneur with a successful track record in the telecommunication, e-learning and consumer finance industries. After being involved at senior level in The Carphone Group Plc before it was sold, Geremy went on to create and list PNC Telecom Plc. In 2001 Geremy co-founded TMTI Ltd. TMTI Ltd is a profitable technical support business which works with major brands in enhancing the customer experience. Geremy founded George Banco ltd in 2013, a consumer finance business, which was later sold to Non-Standard Finance Plc. Geremy’s other business interests include Carbon Managers Ltd, an environmental services consultancy company. More recently, Geremy founded the Sativa Group in 2018 and was its first CEO. After a period as a non-executive and then taking a break from the company, Geremy has returned as the Executive Chairman to lead the board.
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Marc Howells
Chief Executive Officer
Goodbody Health
Marc has a 36-year track record of high performing results and achievements across the financial services industry. His extensive career includes senior roles in Citibank and Barclaycard before heading up a number of SME financial services companies as CEO or Managing Director. He has significant experience in developing and operating industry leading management teams with best-in-class employee retention and value. His extensive financial services industry experience includes in depth experience on; integrations, mergers, joint ventures, acquisitions, restructuring and start-ups. He has built up geographical and cultural expertise across China, Europe, U.S.A. and South Africa.
Anne Tew
CFO and Corporate Secretary
Goodbody Health
Anne is an experienced Accountant, Corporate Secretary and professional business strategist and mentor with over 30 years’ experience across a range of industries including the NHS, testing laboratories, manufacturing and farming. She has successfully led projects to achieve business turnaround, restructuring, growth and development. Anne has worked as an Executive and Non- Executive Director, including in the NHS, as well as advising board members in financial and governance matters as the Corporate Secretary or as an external consultant.
George Thomas
George Thomas
Director of Goodbody Health and Managing Director of Goodbody Wellness
Goodbody Health
George is a successful entrepreneur who has established an eclectic mix of businesses across an array of industries including Tech, Finance, Environmental and Wellness. George was a founding director and board member of George Banco Ltd, a consumer finance business, which was later sold to Non-Standard Finance Plc. George is the Managing Director of Goodbody Botanicals Ltd, the main operating subsidiary of the Sativa Wellness Group through which he has successfully introduced a range of wellness products and services.
Mark Blower
Non-Executive Director, Audit Committee Chair and Compensation Committee Chair
Goodbody Health
Mark is an experienced finance professional, having spent the last 20 years actively overseeing the financial performance of over 70 UK SME’s, with a particular focus on raising debt and private equity. He began his career in 1996 at the Investment Banking division of a large UK bank, before joining NM Rothschild in 2000. He then ran a highly successful leveraged debt team for another UK lending institution for five years before starting his Private Equity career in 2010. During his career to-date he has held a number of board positions, across a variety of sectors.
Clive Standish
Clive Standish
Non-Executive Director and Governance & Risk Committee Chair.
Goodbody Health
Clive’s professional career began with N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd in London. In 1979 he was appointed a partner with Dominguez & Barry in Australia and became a member of the Melbourne Stock Exchange in 1980.
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Ian Strachan
Health & Wellness Committee Member
Goodbody Health
Ian started out working as a Forensic scientist at the home office forensic science laboratories Aldermaston Reading Berks. He has worked in the chemistry division which focused on crimes against the person with the police liaison teams and specialised in tbe instrument section learning organic Mass Spec, Metlering, Gas chromatography and other analytical techniques.
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Dr Jamie Brosch
Scientific Advisory Committee Member
Goodbody Health
Jamie is a former GP Principal and founding Medical Director of Medvivo, a successful provider of Out of Hours and Urgent Care Services and the Digital Health Service, Doctorlink.
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Nick Clarkson
Chief Scientific Officer
Phytovista Laboratories
Nick started his career with a scholarship at Zeneca Agrochemicals working as a soil scientist, before moving to a position in food testing, specifically looking at adulteration in foods and drinks. After gaining his degree in applied chemistry, he went on to work in medicines development at AstraZeneca. After this he moved into a commercial role with a scientific instrument manufacturer, then at the beginning of 2018 established PhytoVista laboratories. In April 2021 the laboratory was granted accreditation to ISO17025:2017 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service.
Lily Paduraru
Group Quality Manager
Goodbody Health
Lily is an experienced Food Scientist in Research and Development in both academic and industry settings. She has been involved in Quality Control and Quality Assurance of food and cosmetic products as well as implementing and maintaining the Quality Management System in analytical laboratories. She has implemented and maintained the Quality Management System at Goodbody Health in accordance with ISO 17025 and ISO 9001 standards and helped to devised and establish related company procedures, standards and specifications. Lily has a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Food Science and Environmental Chemistry.
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Mateusz Bojek
Production Manager – Poland
Goodbody Health
Mateusz is the Production Manager for the Extraction plant in Poland. He has been a part of Olimax since the beginning of the company, as he is the son of one of co-founders of the enterprise.
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Piotr Bawiec
QA and Laboratory Manager – Poland
Goodbody Health
Piotr achieved a MSC in Pharmacy from the Medical University of Lublin, Poland in 2008 where he began his doctorate in 2011. Working 5 years in local pharmacies and finally became the owner / co-owner of 3 pharmacies in Kielce, Poland for over 10 years. From 2014 to 2018 Piotr was Vice President at NetPharma, a company that brings together local pharmacists and acts as an intermediary in the trade of drugs and medicinal products. During this time, he created a common brand for 30 pharmacies, purchasing strategies and creating a proper sales structure with marketing to patients. Piotr also has extensive knowledge in the field of clinical drug testing, and he holds a certificate of completion of CRA SQL IQVIA in 2017.
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Krzysztof Wojtanowski
Head of Regulatory Affairs – Poland
Goodbody Health
Krzysztof holds a Master Diploma and a PhD in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science from the Medical University in Lublin, Department of Pharmacognosy. After completion of his PhD degree, he started work at the Department of Pharmacognosy with the Medicinal Plant Unit as a scientific specialist. He started his professional carrier as a pharmacist in 2008, working in several pharmacies in Poland and is now Head of the Hospital Pharmacy Department at the Ophthalmology Clinic “Okulistyka” in Bychawa, Poland responsible for drug management in clinics. Krzysztof has been working for Goodbody Health since 2019 and is also responsible for HACCP and THC license compliance.
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Emily Critchley
Group Head of HR
Goodbody Health
Emily is a highly experienced, strategic and operationally focused Human Resources leader. With a successful career across a broad range of businesses, Emily brings a passion around Human Resources and the transformative impact that the right People combined with the right strategy can have on the success of an organisation. Her professional experiences include executive level management, strategic program management, training/employee development, resource and budget forecasting, organisational development and employee relations. Emily has a history of building and retaining best in class teams in her businesses. Emily also brings significant operational and management experience across a range of industries from building teams in start-ups to managing multi-site commercial enterprises.
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Julia Edwards
Group Head of Marketing
Goodbody Health
Julia has a 30-year track record working in ‘through the line’ marketing. She has work experience within marketing agencies and in-house client side, to manage brands to include Whitbread, Aptamil Healthcare, Red Bull, Pernod Richard and the Gala Group. Julia’s worked through the ranks to become a Board Member of WWAV Rapp Collins and managing marketing budgets of over £10 million. Her experience led to working in small and large establishments and managing in-house marketing teams and agencies alike. Her experience heavily focused on business to consumer using above and below the line communications to acquire and retain customers