Thomas Allen is an independent director who joined our Board in August 2017 and serves as Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Allen has served as Managing Director, Advent International plc, an affiliate of Advent International Corporation (“Advent”) focusing on investments in the healthcare sector, since January 2014. He has worked at Advent since 2004. Prior to joining Advent, he worked at Arthur Andersen and KPMG as part of the firms’ London private equity teams. Mr. Allen is currently a member of the board of Mediq, a provider of medical devices and care solutions, where he serves on the Audit Committee, and is also on the Board of Advent International plc. Mr. Allen previously served on the boards of Inventiv and Priory Group. Mr. Allen received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Manchester and is a qualified accountant.
We believe Mr. Allen’s extensive experience in the healthcare sector as well as his finance background will be of great benefit to the Company. For these reasons, Mr. Allen is well-qualified to serve on the Board and its committees.