Recent Appointment


Jon Abell

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have assisted Scientific Digital Imaging plc (SDI) with the search for a CFO, resulting in the appointment of Jon Abell.

SDI designs and manufactures scientific and technology products for use by the life science, healthcare, astronomy, consumer manufacturing and art conservation markets through the Synoptics brands (Syngene, Synbiosis and Synoptics Health), the Atik Cameras brand, the Opus Instruments brand (Osiris), Sentek, Astles Control Systems, Applied Thermal Control as well as the recently acquired, Quantum Scientific Imaging.

SDI continues to grow through its own technology advancements, as well as through pursuing strategic, complementary acquisitions.

Jon joined the Board in July 2018 and has over 35 years of business experience. Prior to joining SDI he was Divisional VP of Finance, Electronic Instruments Group at Ametek, Inc. where his principle duties included performance management, M&A, business controls and accounting for several scientific and industrial instrument businesses.

Jon started his career as a financial analyst and then management accountant for various industrial companies in the UK and Italy, before undertaking his MBA at Columbia Business School. Subsequently he held senior financial management roles in Germany, the Netherlands, USA and UK including at Philips Electronics and Broadcom Inc.

The search was led by Andrew Moore, Managing Director of Bailey Fisher.

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This search was managed by 

Andrew Moore

Managing Director

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