Chief Executive Officer
Mike has extensive international experience building and leading technology, product and data enabled professional services businesses, most recently as MD EMEA and Asia for the Corporate Executive Board and President APAC, Middle East and Africa for SHL.
As CEO of Origin, he will lead further growth, organically and through targeted acquisitions. In parallel, he will ensure that the core components of the group (veterinary services, medicine distribution, laboratory, research and data services) develop the linkages that deliver even greater insight and value to Origin’s clients.
Chief Financial Officer
Susan Grobbelaar joined Origin in June 2016. Before joining Origin, she spent 2 years at Encore Tickets, where she was the Finance Director and left after a successful sale process (private equity to private equity owner).
Before joining Encore, she spent 5 years at Office Holdings Limited, a private equity owned shoe retailer. At Office she held the position of Finance Director. Office was a fast growing company and during Susan’s tenure she became responsible for Finance, IT, the Warehouses, the Customer Service Call Centre (which she outsourced) and Stock Integrity. Susan left Office after a successful sale process. Earlier in her career, she held various positions within Finance in the Telecommunications and Oil and Gas Industries.
Susan has a BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance Degree from Robert Gordon University and is a CIMA fellow.
BVM&S Cert CHP MRCVS
Managing Director Ruminant and Insight
As Managing Director of Ruminant and Insight, Matt’s primary focus is on developing and improving the group’s people, services and products through providing a range of support services including training, research and consultancy. Matt has been published in several publications in the veterinary field, and has spoken at numerous conferences in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia.
BA, Vet MB, MRCVS
Managing Director Pig
Paul is Managing Director of Origin’s pig department which now represents the largest pig practice in the UK. Paul first joined Garth Veterinary Group in 1986, and subsequently became partner. As well as being an active pig vet, Paul has experience in both mixed practice and laboratory management. He has extensive experience of post-mortem work in pigs and has delivered many courses to farm clients in areas such as farrowing house management and manager training. Paul is actively involved in veterinary societies and was, for many years, Treasurer of the Pig Veterinary Society.
BSc(VetSci) Hons BVM&S PhD Cert Mgmt(Open) MRCVS
Managing Director Biobest
Paul is the Director of Biobest Laboratories Ltd, a veterinary laboratory based just outside Edinburgh with specialist expertise in virology, infectious disease and cell culture. He completed his veterinary degree at Edinburgh in 1992 and after a spell in mixed practice in Warwickshire returned to Scotland to complete a PhD in virology and molecular biology at Glasgow Vet School. He joined Biobest in 1999 and is actively involved in managing all aspects of Biobest’s testing services of both companion and farm animals.