Team Members

JRI Leadership Team

Stephen Ayres

Finance Director


As Finance Director, Stephen has overall control and responsibility for the financial aspects of the Company.

“JRI is investing heavily in its core capabilities and it’s depth of knowledge and experience of the Orthopaedic sector is enabling us to adopt a successful patient-led product strategy. This strategy, together with selectively increasing our sales activity in new market areas will continue to drive the business forward and deliver strong financial growth.”

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 1993 Stephen has gained a wealth of financial and general management experience supporting SME businesses deliver growth and operational improvements.

Stephen joined JRI as Finance Director and Company Secretary in February 2015. He previously held positions as Finance Director of Datong plc, an AIM listed technology group, Managing Director for the UK division of the international healthcare group Attendo AB and a number of senior financial and corporate finance roles within Rolls-Royce plc.

Jerry Agass

Chief Operating Officer

BSc (Hons) in Metallurgy; MBA

Jerry oversees all the manufacturing functions within JRI, he joined the company in 2010 and was invited to join the Board in 2015. As an experienced Plant Manager, Jerry has a strong manufacturing background. His career has spanned a wide range of industrial sectors working in medium sized organisations through to blue chip multi-national corporations. Throughout his career Jerry has gained a wealth of experience by initiating, developing and implementing organisational strategy that is always based on a strong customer driven philosophy.
Jerry has an excellent history of managing change with a particular emphasis on encouraging and implementing the principles of lean manufacturing.

“Continuous improvement must be at the heart of any manufacturing company that is serious about striving for, and achieving, World Class levels of performance.  A strong manufacturing organisation is essential and provides the foundation for JRI to grow and deliver the company vision, ensuring that patients and surgeons can be absolutely confident in the quality and craftsmanship of every product.  We are proud to use the “Made in Sheffield” Mark.

Zhijiang Li

Mr Li Zhijiang


Mr Li has over 20 years of experience in the clinical and orthopaedic industry and was formerly an orthopaedic surgeon at the Shougang Kuangshan Hospital in Hebei Province, China from 1988 to 1999.  Mr Li is one of the founders of AK Medical Holdings Ltd.

David Wang

Dr Wang David Guowei


Dr Wang has over 10 years of experience in the medical industry.  Dr Wang is the senior managing director of Asia at OrbiMed Advisors LLC, an investment fund with a focus on healthcare industry.  Dr Wang received his doctorate in developmental biology from California Institute of Technology in 1995.

Shelly Xiaohong Zhao

Ms Zhao Xiaohong


Ms Zhao has over 10 years of experience in the accounting industry.  Earlier in her career she worked as an auditor in Ernst and Young Hua Ming LLP.  Ms Zhoa is also an executive Director and the chief financial officer of AK Medical Holdings Ltd.