Meet the team at BXTAccelyon

BXTAccelyon’s dedicated and experienced UK team is led by Managing Director, Saheed Rashid. He is part of a first class team of highly knowledgeable individuals that have many years of experience in the brachytherapy sector. BXTAccelyon understands what is important to its customers and is committed to delivering consistently excellent support.


Malcolm Hughes: Chairman

Malcolm co-founded BXTAccelyon with Saheed Rashid in June 2013. He brings almost 40 years senior executive experience working for global businesses in the healthcare, business services and leisure sectors. Over the past 20 years he has held Chairman and CEO roles with Oasis Healthcare PLC, Synexus Clinical Research PLC and Management Consulting Group Plc.


Saheed Rashid: Managing Director

Saheed co-founded BXTAccelyon with Malcolm Hughes in June 2013. He has over 27 years UK and International Healthcare experience in senior Sales, Marketing and General Management roles covering both device and pharmaceutical business in Abbott Laboratories, CR Bard, Baxter International, Amersham and Oncura (a business unit of GE Healthcare).


Guy Pettigrew: Finance Director

Guy studied Finance at Warwick University and joined Arthur Anderson, from where he qualified as a chartered accountant in 1997. He has since had a wide-ranging career, starting at News International and leading through to a number of FD positions in AIM-listed and VC-backed operational businesses. Guy joined BXTA in December 2016 and brings strong financial and corporate governance expertise to the company


John Alden: Commercial Director, Northern Europe

John joined BXTAccelyon in October 2013. John has previously worked for over 20 years in healthcare sales and technical roles working with Hamilton Medical Ltd,  Diomed Ltd and Oncura (a business unit of GE Healthcare) and brings over 7 years of experience in brachytherapy in the UK, Ireland and Nordic regions.


Maurice Voncken: Sales Manager, Benelux
Maurice joined BXTAccelyon in April 2017. He has over 29 years NL and International Healthcare experience in Sales, Marketing and General Management roles covering both medical device and pharmaceutical business with Rorer (Sanofi-Aventis), Tramedico, Alcon (Novartis), Uroplasty (Cogentix Medical), Transonic, Medivators, MyDiagnostick Medical. Belgium, Netherlands and Germany regions.

Nicola Leavold: Sales Director, Australasia

Nicola joined BXTAccelyon in February 2015. Nicola has previously worked for 7 years in healthcare sales and technical roles with ST Jude Medical and Boehringer Ingelheim. Prior to her move to Australia in 2007 Nicola worked as a Specialist Medical Physics Technician in Prostate Brachytherapy in the UK for 5 years.


Laura Kedzlie: Marketing Director

Laura has over 12 years' B2B and B2C Marketing experience working across a range of sectors including Finance, Insurance and most recently Healthcare at Bupa. Laura joined in February 2017 to lead the global marketing efforts to raise awareness of the benefits and uses of LDR Brachytherapy.


Elena Mesaritis: Finance Manager

Elena qualified as a chartered accountant in 2012 with KPMG in Cyprus and before joining BXTAccelyon she worked as a Financial Accountant for a number of start-up businesses. Elena’s aspiration to make an impact in the lives of others drives her growing interest in Healthcare.

Emily Jarrold: Marketing and Administrative Manager

Emily joined BXTAccelyon in July 2013. Emily has previously worked in Marketing and Administration with GE Healthcare and
Oncura bringing 9 years of brachytherapy experience to her role.


Lucy Hill: Customer Service Manager

Lucy joined BXTAccelyon in August 2013 with 11 years of customer service experience of which 5 years have been in the healthcare sector. Lucy’s previous experience in customer service roles included working with Securicare and Jannsen Cilag.


Avni Mawdia: Customer Service Executive and Marketing Administrator

Avni joined BXTAccelyon in January 2014 with over 15 years’ experience in customer service. Avni’s previous roles include working with Ontic Manufacturing and Engineering.


Katrin Henicz: Customer Service Executive

Katrin joined BXTAccelyon in January 2017. Katrin previously worked for Oncura for a number of years and brings customer service experience as well as fluent German language skills to her role


Mariana Gibbon: Accounts Administrator

Marianna graduated as Master in Accounts in 2008 @ University of Economics, Varna, Bulgaria.

Prior to joining BXT Accelyon Mariana has had various roles in Accounts including working for Tour Operator business and 6 years in practice- Alliotts Chartered Accountants in London.