Simon has 25 years global experience building rapid growth, technology-based businesses in sectors including Semiconductor, Automotive and Mobile Phones. His career includes 7 years at Symbian, the phone OS maker, where he was a member of the Leadership Team and VP Global Marketing. Simon was founder of Myriad Solutions Ltd and was previously a Fellow at Cambridge University. He holds a BA and Ph.D in Engineering from St John’s College, Cambridge UK.
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.
Kieran has 10 years experience in the development of plastic electronic devices and was with Plastic Logic for 6 years before joining the Advanced Photovoltaic Research Accelerator from which Eight19 spun out. He holds a M.Sci in Chemical Physics from the University of Bristol and a Ph.D in Physics from the University of Cambridge
Michael has 9 years experience in development, investigation and scale-up of organic solar cells and modules and was latterly heading the organic photovoltaics activity at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in Freiburg, Germany. He holds a Doctorate in Natural Sciences from the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany.