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Meet the team whose work is helping to put effective healthcare within the hands of everyone everywhere

Meet the BMJ New Ventures team

At BMJ, everything we do is focused on achieving our vision of a healthier world. We can only achieve this vision through partnerships that embrace innovative ideas, products and new technologies. 

Meet the team whose work with healthcare startups and entrepreneurs help to create clinical efficiencies and improve patient care. Their skills, influence and relationship with the global healthcare community help bring the best talent to the forefront.   

 

  • Anca Babor

    Director of Strategy

  • Dan Amos

    Digital Strategy Lead & Mobile Champion

  • Armin Heydari-Bateni

    Senior Strategy Analyst

  • Ashley McKimm

    Director of Events and Partnership Development

  • Tanya Rice

    Head of Market Intelligence

  • Chris Wroe

    Health informatician

Anca Babor

Director of Strategy

Anca joined BMJ in 2013 and she is responsible for the development of the company's strategic priorities as well as partnerships and acquisitions. Anca started her career in Sales with Thomson Reuters and then held various strategy and portfolio management roles with Thomson Reuters, Shell and GSK. She also had an entrepreneurial stint. Anca holds an MBA degree from INSEAD and is on the Board of Trustees of the Strategic Planning Society.

Dan Amos

Digital Strategy Lead & Mobile Champion

Dan joined the BMJ in 2010 and has a technical and strategic role that has enabled him to work across our portfolio of products especially when he took a leading role in developing and rolling out the company's mobile strategy.

Dan previously worked at BAE SYSTEMS' Advanced Technology Centre as a Principal Engineer where he had the opportunity to work with the latest technologies and travel the World. He was awarded the Chairman's Award for Innovation on 4 separate occasions including on his patented technology GwylioTM. Dan has a PhD from Cardiff University in the area of virtual reality simulations to reduce manual lifting injuries.

Armin Heydari-Bateni

Senior Strategy Analyst

Armin joined BMJ in 2021, and is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of the company strategy. As part of this, he is working to identify and pursue new partnership and acquisition opportunities.

Prior to joining BMJ, Armin spent four years as a health strategy consultant for Strategy& and PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked on a range of projects with NHS Trusts and pharmaceutical companies. Armin is also a registered pharmacist with extensive experience of community pharmacy.

Ashley McKimm

Director of Events and Partnership Development

Ashley practised as a doctor in the UK before being seconded as a Clinical Advisor to the NHS Medical Director, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh. He is Director of Events and Partnership Development, Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Innovations, and past chairman of the UK Medical Journalists' Association.

Tanya Rice

Head of Market Intelligence

Tanya is responsible for providing market and competitive insights to support strategic decisions and identify growth opportunities across BMJ’s research, healthcare and careers businesses.



Chris Wroe

Health informatician

Chris' focus in his role is on clinical decision support within BMJ's Knowledge Centre. He has been with BMJ since 2010, having originally qualified as a doctor. For over 20 years, Chris has worked in biohealth informatics. He uses semantic technologies to provide new ways for clinicians to discover and interact with BMJ content.



Prior to working at the BMJ, he was a solution architect at BT Global Services, working on large-scale projects deploying integrated EHR systems within London hospitals. He also spent a significant period as a biohealth informatics clinical fellow at Manchester University.



His research focused on how ontologies can underpin a range of applications from clinical decision support to genomics research.