Hugh Morrison was appointed to LivaNova's Board in October 2015. Previously and since November 2006, Mr. Morrison served as Chairman of the board of directors for Cyberonics. Currently, Mr. Morrison serves on the board of directors of the Texas A&M Kingsville University Foundation and the Rockport Center for the Arts. From July 2012 to present, Mr. Morrison has also engaged in independent consulting and investments. From September 2008 through June 2012, he was a Managing Director at Callahan Advisors, LLC, an investment management company. Previously, from 1983 to December 2005, Mr. Morrison served as a director, and from January 1998 to December 2005 as Chairman of the board of directors, of Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc., a publicly held designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of advanced implantable neurostimulation devices acquired by St. Jude Medical, Inc. in 2005. Mr. Morrison served as a director of Owen Healthcare, Inc., a publicly held hospital pharmacy management firm, from 1994 until it was acquired in 1996 by Cardinal Healthcare. In addition, Mr. Morrison served as a director of Dow Hickam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical manufacturer and marketer, from 1984 to 1991, when the company was sold to Mylan Laboratories, Inc. From March 1996 to May 2006, Mr. Morrison served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and from January 1998 to May 2006 as Chairman of the board of directors, of Pilgrim Cleaners, Inc., a retail dry cleaning company operating over 100 stores ("Pilgrim"), and its parent, Clean Acquisition, Inc. ("Clean"). Mr. Morrison is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Morrison’s particular qualifications for service on our Board include his extensive board leadership experience in the healthcare sector, specific knowledge of neurostimulation device businesses, his operating executive experience and his accounting expertise.