Our Board

Dr Ian George, Chief Executive Officer

Ian has a background in technology commercialisation and early stage healthcare companies. He co-founded Enigma Diagnostics in 2004 & led the company’s business development activities. Previously he worked as a consultant at The Technology Partnership and prior to that at the Defence Science Technology Laboratory where he was responsible for the formation of several spin-out companies including Enigma Diagnostics and P2i. Ian holds a first class BSc from Cardiff University & completed his PhD at the Roslin Institute, Edinburgh. Ian is a non-executive director of several companies including Discuva, Cambridge Scientific Innovations, Regenerys & Endomagnetics.

Dr Gareth Wakefield, Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder

Gareth has over 15 years’ experience of commercialising nanotechnology in University of Oxford spin out companies. Following a BSc and PhD in Physics at the University of Bristol and five years post-doctoral research at Oxford, Gareth co-founded Oxonica with Professor Peter Dobson in 1999 commercialising nanoparticles in cosmetics, biotagging and fuel additives. After working with Oxford Advanced Surfaces on display coatings between 2008 and 2013 Gareth co-founded Xerion Healthcare with Dr Townley in 2015.