Barema is governed by a Council of elected individuals headed by a Chair.  Council members are either from member companies or are Expert Members*.

Council members


Nicola Dill, Chair of Barema (Qualitech Healthcare)

Nicola Dill has over twenty years experience in management, sales and marketing within the medical industry across a diverse range of market sectors in both the UK and overseas.

First training as an operating department practitioner (ODP), Nicola went on to gain qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and work in medical industry. She has gained a reputation for being a leading expert in the market; achievements include increasing company turnover from £600,000 to £14,000,000 and company personnel from 10 to 64 in just over 10 years, and taking the anaesthesia business from a division within Intavent Orthofix Ltd to independent company status as Intavent Direct Ltd.

In 2008 Nicola was presented with the AAGBI Langton Hewer Award for her industry contribution to anaesthesia. As well as being an elect Chair of Barema Council – where she is also Council lead for anaesthesia, training and for HR – Nicola is on the Council of Trauma Care UK, a charitable organisation that promotes and devises best practice in the UK for trauma management. Nicola recently formed a new company specialising in anaesthesia medical devices, Qualitech Healthcare Limited.


  • Academy Chairman’s Award 2023, in recognition of her contribution to the Academy for Healthcare Science. 
  • Association of Anaesthetists for Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) 
  • “Langton Hewer Award to Industry” – September 2008
  • Difficult Airway Society (DAS)
  • “Contribution to Airway Management Award” – November 2018

Publications: Anaesthesia News

  • “Barema”(2017)
  • Coexistence, Cooperation and Collaboration in the Coronavirus Pandemic” (2020)
  • The Exhibition Showcase Session of the Winter Scientific Meeting” (2022)

Paul Sim, Deputy Chair (BSI)

Paul has worked in the healthcare industry for over 30 years and is currently project managing BSI’s implementation of EU Commission Recommendation 2013/473/EU dealing with Unannounced Audits.  Previously he held senior RAQA leadership positions at Spacelabs HealthcareTeleflex MedicalSmiths Medical, and Ohmeda (formerly BOC Group healthcare business).

His experience spans a broad range of medical devices including anaesthesia systems, patient monitors, ventilators, single use sterile disposables and devices for re-use, incubators, infusion pumps and surgical instruments.

Paul is a member of the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) Technical Policy Group and Convenor of the ABHI ISO TC 210 Mirror Group. He is Convenor of the BSI Committee which monitors all of the work undertaken by ISO TC 210, and Convenor of the BSI Sub-committee dealing with Quality Systems. As UK Delegation Leader to ISO TC 210, he is also actively involved in the work of national, European and international standards’ committees.

Paul has published articles in medical device industry journals, presents at conferences, and is a Module Advisor at Cranfield University on a Master’s program dealing with Regulatory Affairs for Medical devices.


Nick Connolly, Council member (2nHealthcare)

Nick’s previous role at F&P involved active participation in all aspects of the business from HR, Customer Services, Logistics, Finance, Quality and of course Sales. This, together with a business that is actively involved in both Primary and Secondary Care, means he brings a variety of useful insights to any number of issues that currently face Barema members.

His past positions have given him experience of a range of healthcare companies: Wyeth, Johnson and Johnson Orthopaedics, Astra Zenica, Forth Medical and Steiffel Laboratories.

Nick has particular responsibilities within Council for respiratory care and credentialing pr.

Peter Henrys, Council member (BOC)

Peter joined BOC as a chemical engineer in 1968, and has been responsible for the quality of BOC’s medical gases for the last 30 years.   BOC Healthcare’s medical gases are used to provide medical care in a wide range of clinical settings, from anaesthesia and intensive care to obstetrics and emergency medicine.

As well as chairing the BSI committee for medical gas supply systems, Peter represents the UK on various National and International committees on medical gases including European Pharmacopoeia, European Industrial Gas Association (EIGA), British Compressed Gas Association (BCGA) and SO (Committee on Medical Gas supply systems).

Peter holds the position of Barema Honorary Treasurer. 

Steve Williams, Council member (Intersurgical) 

Steve is the Group Sales Director of Intersurgical Ltd based at the head office in Wokingham UK, and has worked for Intersurgical for the last 40 years in a number of different roles as the company has grown over this period.  His responsibilities revolve around all Intersurgical global sales. Intersurgical provide primarily single use respiratory products for anaesthesia, intensive care, EMS and pre and post hospital and his clinical and commercial knowledge, and experience is extensive in these areas. Steve therefore has a very broad knowledge base from manufacturing and supply to sales and marketing, applicable to both domestic and international markets, to his role on Council.

Peter Browne, Council member (Draeger) 

Ian Gil-Rodriguez, Council member (GE Healthcare)