John is a Chartered Accountant with more than fifteen years’ experience as a CFO with venture capital backed and listed companies. Following 11 years with Arthur Andersen in Cambridge and Turin, he joined Gyrus Group PLC as CFO prior to listing it on the London Stock Exchange. He has a degree in Law from the University of Liverpool.
Professor Sir Richard Friend, FRS, FREng
Non Executive Director
Richard is the Cavendish Professor of Physics in the University of Cambridge, since 1980. He has pioneered the study of organic polymers as semiconductors, and his research group has demonstrated that these materials can be used in wide range of semiconductor devices, including light-emitting diodes and transistors. He co-founded Cambridge Display Technology Ltd in 1992 to develop light-emitting diode displays and Plastic Logic Ltd in 2000, to develop polymer transistor circuits that are now being developed as flexible active-matrix backplanes for e-paper displays. His current research programme within the University is directed towards the physics of organic thin-film solar cells.