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Rob Milnes


Rob Milnes

Non Executive Chairman, Planer Limited

Rob's professional bio / interests

An international business leader, with main career in financing and bringing ground-breaking medical technology to market and exit, but with a diverse mentoring background in a range of B2B and B2C businesses. NED at lab incubator and freezer manufacturer, Planer PLC, and latterly Non Exec Chairman following successful sale of business to American parent company Hamilton Thorne in 2019. Specialties: product innovation, strategic planning, international sales, marketing, M&A, manufacturing, regulatory, venture and angel funding. Business German and French.

I’d like help with…

Further NED opportunities

An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…

I’m a performing and recording musician in my spare timing. I’m an ECB qualified level II cricket coach.

I live in


A career highlight

Sale of Planer PLC as NED and advisor to Hamilton Thorne




Joined Guild

Aug 02, 2021