Joining Support Dogs board is natural step for former Canon Medical head

Former European president and ceo of Canon Medical Systems Mark Holmshaw has joined the board of UK assistance dog charity Support Dogs.

Based in Sheffield, Support Dogs trains life-saving assistance dogs for children and adults affected by autism, epilepsy or physical disability. Holmshaw was introduced to the charity through its current chairman David Hobson, and Canon Medical Systems UK have been sponsoring a trainee puppy named Candhu for the past two years.

A keen dog lover, Holmshaw said his ambition for the charity would be for it to become a household name: “I feel there is so much to achieve with this charity. Having had dogs of my own over the past 40 years and having volunteered for Labrador rescue in the past, it was a natural thing for me to get involved with Support Dogs when planning my future retirement after 30 years from Toshiba Medical Systems and Canon Medical Systems.

“Having been responsible for a large multinational organisation and heading up the European business I feel that I can help with development of the business strategy.”

Published on page 10 of the April 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.

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