Graeme was appointed to head-up Ilika from the beginning of May 2004, just before completion of the company's seed round of funding. He led the company through two successful rounds of venture funding before floating the company on AIM in 2010.
Prior to joining Ilika, Graeme was Chief Operating Officer of a high-technology company in the Netherlands and before that worked internationally in a variety of technical and commercial roles for Shell. Graeme holds a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD business school in France. Graeme is a Chartered Engineer and a Sainsbury Management Fellow.
Mike Inglis was appointed a Non-executive Director of Ilika in July 2015 and Chairman in September 2015. He is currently a Non-executive Director of Advanced Micro Devices Inc and as of 1 September 2015 of BT plc. Mike is also a member of the BT Technology Committee.
Formerly, Mike was a Director and member of the Executive of ARM Holdings for over a decade serving as Chief Commercial Officer until the end of March 2013, having previously been EVP & GM Processor Division and EVP Sales and Marketing. Before joining ARM, he worked in management consultancy with AT Kearney and held a number of senior operational and marketing positions at Motorola. Mike has previously worked in semi-conductor sales, marketing, engineering and consultancy with Texas Instruments, Fairchild and BIS Macintosh and gained his initial industrial experience with GEC Telecommunications. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Marketer.
Having qualified with Deloittes in 1996, Stephen held a number of acquisition, treasury and group reporting roles at both Hays plc, a diversified commercial, logistics and personnel group, and then AGI Media, a global creative packaging group. He then become Finance Director of Healthy Direct, a successful Guernsey- based group of companies, producing and supplying vitamins and supplements to the UK market. He was instrumental in the restructuring of that group and its subsequent trade sale to a competitor. He joined Ilika in 2009 as Finance Director and Company Secretary.
Stephen studied Economics at Nottingham University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Prof. Sir William Wakeham retired as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton in September 2009. He studied Physics at Exeter University at both undergraduate and doctoral level.
He is a Fellow, Senior Vice-President and International Secretary of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institute of Physics and the Portuguese Academy of Engineering. He is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London, Exeter and Lisbon, Chair of Exeter Science Park Limited and Trustee of Royal Anniversary Trust.
He was knighted in 2009 for services to Chemical Engineering and Higher Education.
Brian is a founder of Ilika and holds the executive role of Chief Scientific Officer. He is also professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Southampton, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and a member of the International Editorial Board of Surface Science.
Brian is a pioneer of surface science with a strong track record in running successful industrial collaborations and has published in excess of 100 papers in the fields of surface science, surface electrochemistry and fundamental aspects of heterogeneous catalysis and electro-catalysis.
He is also the author of over 12 active patents including new catalysts and materials for low temperature fuel cells and solid state Li-ion batteries.
Clare's career started as an economist with the Treasury before establishing her own software company.
She is perhaps best known for her role as Director General of Ofgas between 1993 and 1998 where she oversaw the transformation of the gas industry from a monopoly, which controlled the whole gas supply chain, into a deregulated, competitive industry.
Clare was a commissioner on the Independent Commission on Banking Chaired by John Vickers, and currently chairs Gas Strategies Group Limited and Flowgroup plc. She is also a non-executive director of G4S plc and Enquest plc. Awarded a CBE for services to industry in 1999, she holds degrees from Cambridge and Yale Universities and has an honorary doctorate from Brunel.
Keith has had a wide ranging and successful career in companies varying from start-ups to multinationals. He founded and grew an automotive control systems company whose engine control systems are used on millions of vehicles around the world. Following the sale of the company to a major car company he joined Rolls Royce PLC where he worked as Chief Technology Officer in the electrical power and control systems group.
Keith is Chief Technology Officer at Meggitt PLC, a global aerospace and energy components and systems company where he is responsible for the technology strategy and research and technology. He is also actively involved on talent development at Meggitt through its Fellowship and graduate programmes.
Keith is a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers, a Rolls Royce Engineering Fellow and a visiting Professor at Sheffield University. He is a graduate from University College London.