In May 2020, James Chase was appointed as Senior Vice President, International Sales and Marketing. Mr. Chase first joined Anika as Vice President of International Sales in August 2018. Prior to Anika, Mr. Chase served as the Business Unit Director of the Sports Medicine Division of Smith & Nephew for the United Kingdom and Ireland. Prior to this role, Mr. Chase held several senior level leadership roles at Smith & Nephew, including General Manager UK/Ireland, Vice President Northern Europe, and Managing Director UK/Ireland. In these roles, he has successfully led large commercial teams generating revenue in excess of $300m.
Mr. Chase holds a B.Eng. (Honors) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Polytechnic South-West in Plymouth, England, and an M.B.A. from The Open University in Milton Keynes, England.