Meet the Team


Robert Barr

Chairman of the Board

Robert is the Non-Executive Chairman of Creavo and is Vice Chairman and co-owner of Arran Isle Group, having previously been CEO of the Arran Isle Group from 2004-2015.

Prior to his role at Arran Isle Group, Robert was the Chief Operating Officer of Kingspan Group plc. and previously, was Managing Director (Europe) and a main Board Director of the pharmaceutical drug delivery company, Bespak plc (now Consort Medical plc). Robert spent his early career in various international management roles at Diageo plc.


Steve Parker

Chief Executive Officer

Steve has held a series of senior roles in International Medical Device companies over a period of 35 years. Starting his career with roles in engineering, marketing and sales with Marquette Electronics (later to become part of GE Medical Systems) and various national management roles at St Jude Medical inc.

Steve also served as European Director of Sales and Marketing for Vasomedical inc. and Managing Director of i-STAT Ltd. responsible for all European operations. Most recently he was Senior Director, International Commercial Operations, at Abbott Laboratories with divisional commercial responsibility for all markets outside of North America.


John von Benecke

Chief Financial Officer

John is Chief Financial Officer at Creavo Medical Technologies. His previous experience spans CFO roles at medical technology start-ups, including Veryan Medical, Cellnovo and ApaTech, and senior finance roles at blue chip healthcare companies like Abbott Laboratories.

He has more than 15 years experience in the healthcare industry and a decade of experience working for start-ups and venture capital and private equity-backed businesses, during which time he has raised a total of more than $100 million of equity and debt.


Prof Ben Varcoe

Chief Scientific Officer

Ben is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leeds and Chair of Experimental Quantum Information Science.

He is a fellow of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and member of its College of experts. From 1997-2001 he worked at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Germany where he led a team that saw the world’s first unambiguous demonstration of photon quantisation. Ben is one of the leading experimentalists of precision measurements in the UK and has applied the principles of quantum metrology to a number of applications, including magnetocardiography.