A Glasgow-based online video-learning platform for health professionals has made two new senior appointments.
Continulus has hired Graham McDonald as chairman and Janine Watson as chief operating officer.
McDonald was the head of global private equity at Aberdeen Standard Investments, before leaving the firm following a review of the global private equity division in 2020.
He is currently a non-executive chairman with Baronsmead Second Venture Trust and is also a fellow and chartered banker of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (Scotland).
Watson joins the company from Badenoch & Co, where she was director of private equity. She completed the Saltire Fellowship – part of Entrepreneurial Scotland – studying at Babson College in Boston, as well as working at a number of start-ups.
The new hires will be responsible for consolidating the business’s place in the global health education arena.
In February, the company secured £500,000 in equity investment from a consortium of private equity investors.
The funds will be used to improve the company’s technological capacity to help continued expansion and collaboration with global medical organisations.
Founder and chief executive Dr Eoghan Colgan said: “Following a highly successful career in finance spanning over 24 years, latterly as head of global private equity at Aberdeen Standard Investments, Graham is now using his wealth of business experience to develop and mentor Scottish businesses such as ours with significant global growth potential.
“Janine is a qualified business professional with operational experience which will be extremely beneficial to Continulus as we develop strong relationships with medical education organisations across the globe.
“Our mission at Continulus is to shorten the knowledge translation gap from high-impact evidence-based research to frontline practice by bringing the leading researchers and subject experts online, in a way that is accessible, affordable and inclusive for all healthcare professionals globally.”
Continulus already has global partnerships with a range of medical bodies, including the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses and EB Medicine in the US.
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