Meet the team
We’re a close-knit team, and in some instances have worked together for a number of years. So often we know what makes each other tick. Importantly, we are guided by our shared values including trust, loyalty and – very importantly – having fun. We strive to be creative and problem-solving, working hard to meet our customers’ needs, in a supportive and collaborative way.
Richard Anderson (Director)
Richard Anderson co-founded Canute Pharma in 2020. Former CEO and founder of innovative wound care and dermatology business Crawford Healthcare, Richard was fundamental to the company’s rapid growth from a fledgling operator into an award-winning international healthcare business.
A two-time IoD North West Director of the Year, Richard formerly worked within the US’s ‘Big Pharma Corridor’ and acted as an advisor to George Osborne on manufacturing, exports and business growth in the North West.
Richard is also co-founder and a director of consulting and investment Impel Healthcare and a shareholders & director of ostomy business Trio Healthcare.
Spencer Kerry (Director)
Spencer Kerry co-founded Canute Pharma in 2020. As a former CFO at Crawford Healthcare, Spencer played a key role in the growth and eventual $126m sale of the North West-based world-class wound care company.
A Chartered Accountant with a legal background, Spencer has been in senior financial executive positions in high-growth healthcare businesses since 2005, across pharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostics. He has a proven track record of managing expansion, structuring and negotiating innovative transactions and entering new markets.
Spencer is also co-founder and a director of consulting and investment Impel Healthcare and a shareholders & director of ostomy business Trio Healthcare.
Helen Jennings (Finance Director)
Helen is a Chartered Accountant who trained at Deloitte before moving into industry roles in 2012. Specialising in fast growth SMEs, Helen worked with software companies before moving to the healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical devices sector in 2016. Helen was part of the Crawford Healthcare team through its sale to Acelity/KCI in 2018 and played a key role in the subsequent integration of the business.
Helen has experience of managing growth, international expansion, financing and now works with a portfolio of companies including Canute Pharma and Trio Healthcare.
Pauline Aitken (Head of Patch Testing)
Pauline has been leading the Chemotechnique patch test business in the UK since 2006. She is widely respected within the patch test and dermatology community and is passionate about the product range we sell. Pauline works closely with the BSCA, BDNG & BAD to ensure her and her team keep abreast of all the latest news and developments within the dermatology sector. Customer service is her number one priority and Pauline and her team always go the extra mile to ensure orders are processed swiftly and efficiently. With an incredible amount of patch test knowledge gained over many years, Pauline is always happy to provide advice and support over the phone or in person.
The Patch Test Team
Our patch test manager Alex Bird and patch test assistant Mandy McDonald have many years’ experience meeting customer needs in the patch test community. They were both key members of the Crawford Healthcare patch test team which originally provided the Chemotechnique patch test products. Their continued commitment and dedication to these products is reflected in the high level of customer service that they pride themselves on achieving, day in, day out.