Board of Directors


Providing an excellent network of experience and knowledge, our Board of Directors are an impressive set of executives from across the business world.

Graham Bowland

Chief Executive Officer

Graham BowlandGraham graduated from Cardiff University with an honours degree in Physics in 1982. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1987 whilst working for a local firm of chartered accountants. After gaining substantial experience in the private sector, Graham joined SI in February 1999 as Financial Controller and was promoted in the same year to the Group Board as Finance Director and Company Secretary.

Appointed Joint Managing Director of Surgical Innovations Limited in 2000 and made sole Managing Director in 2008, Graham has been instrumental in building upon the company’s reputation within the industry for innovation and in-house manufacturing. In 2010, Graham became Group Chief Executive Officer, continuing to build the company’s strategy as well as representing the Leeds city region on its Innovation Panel reporting to the Leeds Enterprise Partnership.

Mike Thornton

Chief Financial Officer

Mike is the newest addition to our team having joined in December 2011. In addition to acting as Company Secretary for Plc, Mike is Chief Financial Officer for our trading business. His vast experience of financial reporting, performance management, strategy implementation and business development will contribute to SI’s continuous growth plan over the coming years.

Mike has a first class honours degree from Sheffield University in Civil and Structural Engineering. He previously worked as an Audit Director at PwC, the global professional services firm. Throughout his 14-year career at PwC, Mike progressed quickly through the ranks and has worked at their offices in Leeds, London and Hull.

Mike has extensive experience across a range of industries with an emphasis on manufacturing and particular experience of the AIM regime and with a desire to innovate and a passion for inspiring success, he is sure to prove an exciting addition to the SI team.

Outside of work Mike's time is occupied by his two young daughters and he also enjoys cycling, golf and watching football and Formula 1.

Mike White

Product Development Director

Mike graduated from Brunel University with a first-class honours degree in product design in 1996. After winning the James Dyson Award for product design at London’s New Designers exhibition, he worked for Dyson Appliances before joining SI as a Design Engineer in 1997.

The first project that Mike was involved with at SI, Logic®, went on to win Best Medical Device in the 1999 Plastics and Rubber Weekly (PRW) Awards for Excellence and has patents filed worldwide.

A member of the Chartered Society of Designers since 2002, Mike was appointed to the Management Board of SI as Design Director in 2006 and is dedicated to expanding the company’s product portfolio with innovative, ergonomic and commercially successful instrumentation.