Our Chair

Dr. Rob Grundy, CEO of Anglezarke

Dr Robert Grundy is the founder of Anglezarke Life Sciences. He was previously CEO of CIGA Healthcare Ltd and Director of Commercial Development and Licensing at Almac Discovery.

Rob’s focus is on the commercial development of differentiating innovation across science and technology.

Rob also holds the position of Honorary Lecturer in the School of Medicine Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast.

Industry members

Gavin Campbell
Gavin CampbellDirector of Engineering, Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast
Gavin Campbell is Director of Quality, Airworthiness & Technology Strategy at Bombardier, Belfast. He has worked at Short Brothers PLC and Bombardier since graduating with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ulster in 1985. He has studied in Europe and was assigned to Bombardier Aerospace in Montreal from 1997-1999 as Director of Engineering.
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Tom Gray
Tom GrayCTO, Kainos
Tom is a 30-year tech veteran and is the driving force behind many of Kainos’ PLC most imaginative and successful customer and staff initiatives, including HealthHackEU, Kainos AICamp and Code4Derry.
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Professor Jim McLaughlin
Professor Jim McLaughlinDirector, NIBEC
Jim McLaughlin, OBE, a physicist and Fellow of the Institute of Physics, has developed significant initiatives within research, technology transfer, outreach and teaching since 1985. Presently, as a Professor in the University of Ulster School of Engineering he is also the Director of the Engineering Research Institute and Director of NIBEC.
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Mark Huddleston
Mark HuddlestonManaging Director of jheSOLUTIONS and King & Fowler UK
Mark Huddleston is Managing Director of jheSOLUTIONS and King & Fowler UK since 2014. Having graduated with a BEng (Hons) in Manufacturing from Ulster University in 1998 he has worked in a range of start-up, SME and multi-national businesses within the Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering sector.
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Rebecca Walsh
Rebecca WalshService Design Lead, Big Motive
Rebecca has a background in Aerospace Engineering with over 10 years’ experience in innovation, human centred design and service design. Rebecca currently works as Service Design Lead at Big Motive. She focuses on the delivery of high quality service and experience design projects for a range of clients in both the public and private sector.
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Mary McKenna
Mary McKennaAngel Investor
Mary McKenna is a well networked Northern Irish technology entrepreneur and angel investor. After a long corporate career as a Director of Finance in London and a spell in Silicon Valley she co-founded online learning company Learning Pool in 2006 and successfully exited from the business in 2014 so that she could return to working with earlier stage startups and scaleups.
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Dr. Michael Shaw
Dr. Michael ShawManaging Director of RPS Ireland Ltd
Dr Michael Shaw is Managing Director of RPS Ireland Ltd, a business segment within the RPS Group plc. Michael is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Member of Engineers Ireland, a Member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, and a Member of the Institute of Directors.
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John Reid
John ReidPartner, Digital Risk Associates
Having grown up in the Agri-Sector, John has co-founded and invested in several cyber and data-driven companies internationally. He continues to advise National Governments and Corporates on security technologies and the revenue growth of their respective security sectors.
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Brian McMahon
Brian McMahonFounder of Segment International
Brian McMahon is the founder of Segment International. He has over 25 years experience in consumer-informed design research and strategy development. Prior to forming Segment International in 2010, Brian was Managing Director of Omnicom’s consumer research/branding firm Flamingo in NYC.
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Professor Richard Kennedy
Professor Richard KennedyMedical Director and Global VP of Biomarker Development, Almac Diagnostic Services
Richard Kennedy Is the Medical Director and Global VP of Biomarker Development at Almac Diagnostic Services and the McClay Professor in Medical Oncology at the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, Queen’s University of Belfast.
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Patricia O’Hagan
Patricia O’HaganCEO, Core Systems,
Patricia O’Hagan is the CEO of Core Systems, world leaders in prisoner self-service technology. Patricia comes from an engineering and product development background and has over 20 years of Corrections Technology experience. Patricia was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2013 Royal New Year Honours list for services to the Northern Ireland Economy.
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Ex officio members

Professor Cathy Gormley-Heenan
Professor Cathy Gormley-Heenan Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Impact),Ulster University
Professor Cathy Gormley-Heenan is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact at Ulster University. Previously, she was the Director of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences (IRISS) and a Professor of Politics in the School of Criminology, Politics & Social Policy at Ulster.
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Tim Brundle
Tim BrundleDirector of Research & Innovation, Ulster University
Tim Brundle has over twelve years experience in the successful commercialisation of technology and business economic development. He has significant experience raising project new venture funds, scenario planning, developing intellectual property commercialisation, innovation strategies and authoring public sector reports.