Timeline

Year Accomplished
1974 Graduated from Exeter University Physics 2(i)
1978 Awarded PhD Physics at Imperial College, London
1978 Founded Queensgate Instruments along with four colleagues in the Astronomy Group
1981  Joined Faculty of Kapteyn Laboratory, Univeristy of Groningen – leading team developing imaging spectrometers for WHT and AAT
1985   Joined Queensgate as Research Director
1987  Appointed Group Managing Director of Queensgate
1989 MBA London Business School
1995 Winner of London Business School Alumni Achievement Award
2000  Queensgate sold to SDL
2001  Invested in Natural Motion –out of Oxford Zoology
2001  Appointed to Governing Body of London Business School
2001 Appointed Visiting Professor in Nanotechnology at Cranfield University
2003  Joined the Board of Sussex Place ventures (LBS VC fund)
2003   Invested in C2V and became Chairman of Supervisory Board
2003  Elected president of European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology
2004  Invested in and became Chairman of Infinitesima
2004  Appointed NED of Imperial Innovations
2005  Founded, invested in and became Chairman of Nexeon – IC Elec Eng spin out
2005  Founded, invested in and became Chairman of Midaz Lasers – IC Physics spin out
2009  Sold C2V to ThermoFisher
2012 Sold Midaz to Coherent
2012 Became Chairman of UP EPSRC
2013 Natural Motion sold to Zynga for > $500M
2013 Became Fellow of London Business School
2013  Appointed Chairman of Phase Focus
2016  Appointed Chairman of Sussex Place Ventures
2016  Founded, invested in and became Chairman of Fungi Alert  -IC Chemical Biology spin out
2016   Became Fellow of Institute of Physics
2017 Joined the board of UCL Business as a Non-Executive Director
2017 Became a Fellow of the Centre for Entrepreneurs