Our Board Members have a strong track record of company formation and growth in the fields of photonic instrumentation and power systems.

Board members

Dr Philip Orr

Dr Philip Orr

Managing Director

Philip leads the development of Synaptec’s strategy and oversees day-to-day commercial and technical operations…Read more

Dave Pratt

Dave Pratt

Chairman

Dave is presently Chairman of PanAmerican Geophysical Group and Nautricity Ltd, and is an experienced entrepreneur…Read more

Prof. Paweł Niewczas

Prof. Paweł Niewczas

R&D Director

Paweł is a co-founder of Synaptec and leads the Advanced Sensors Team at the University of Strathclyde…Read more

Nigel Ellis

Nigel Ellis

Non-Executive Director

Nigel is a graduate mechanical and electrical engineer with 34 years in the energy industry with North of Scotland Hydro Electric Board…Read more

Graeme McKinstry

Graeme McKinstry

Non-Executive Director

Graeme is an experienced venture capital investor, having spent the last five years investing in early-stage UK technology…Read more

Prof. Campbell Booth

Prof. Campbell Booth

Applications Director

Campbell is a co-founder of Synaptec and Professor and Head of Department for Electronic & Electrical Engineering…Read more

Advisory board

Ian Marchant

Ian Marchant

Ian was Chief Executive of SSE, one of the UK’s leading utility companies and Scotland’s largest industrial company for over ten…Read more

John Marsh

John Marsh

John is the Dean of Transnational Education, Director of the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre in Glasgow, and Professor…Read more

Martin Grant

Martin Grant

Martin was Chief Executive Officer of Atkins’ Energy business from 2009 until 2020, following several years as the managing director…Read more

Mark Volanthen

Mark Volanthen

Mark has had an international career within private equity and venture capital backed businesses…Read more

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