Project Description

Nigel Clarke runs Learned Lion Partners, which invests in, advises and sets up corporate governance for projects in business areas with strong public policy influence, especially those developing scientific ideas originating in universities. This has always had a leaning towards healthcare technology, but not exclusively so.

In 2016 he created Ultra – MTS Ltd ( to develop and market Ultra PRT technology worldwide, and serves as Executive Chairman. The company has just won a contract to install the first PRT system in China, at the new Chengdu-Tianfu International Airport.

He serves as a non-executive director of the UK arm of the US business, Applied Science Inc. ( and of the US start-up Accessible Diagnostics LLC (

In 2015 he became Chairman of Oxford Bioelectronics (, a medical research business.

He was appointed Chairman of Attomarker Ltd (, a company developing blood testing equipment for a wide variety of biomarkers, based on a device which can perform multiplex assays in 5 minutes, using a single drop of blood.

He serves as Chairman of the General Pharmaceutical Council (, the regulatory body for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies in Great Britain.

He is Chair of Vision UK (, the umbrella charity that represents the sight loss and eye health sector.

In 2010, he created Surecalm Healthcare Ltd to focus development of better patient services in the Dispensing Appliance field. The company raised £9m to acquire 3 businesses, and was sold to ConvaTec for £21.5m in 2012.

He served as Chair of the Audit Committee, then as a Board member, in an advisory capacity, of the European Society of Cardiology (, the largest medical professional body in Europe, between 2008-2018. He was awarded the Society’s Silver Medal, and is now a member of their Advocacy Committee.

He served as Treasurer, then Chair, of the General Osteopathic Council from 1995-2008.

He served on the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE), the forerunner to the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) from 2003-2008.