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A seasoned team of over 200 professionals passionate about successful innovation.
Chief Executive Officer
‘I have spent 20 years using the internet to build products. I have a software development (MCSD) and financial background (CIMA) and though I have mainly occupied CXO roles, really I am an engineer at heart. I do sometimes still write code but increasingly my interests lean towards and my time is spent, helping people build the right thing.'
Chief Financial Officer
‘I have a degree in Accounting and Finance followed by completing my chartered accounting exams with the ACCA. With over 6 years’ experience working in the digital and gaming industry, I am particularly interested in helping Digital SME’s utilise available tax initiatives in order to strengthen their working capital’
Chief Innovation Officer
‘Working in collaboration with our partners, I lead business transformation through innovation, people development and programme delivery. I can often be found doing a spot of yoga and meditation on the side.’
‘I lead the technical department with strong technical acumen and experience of more than a decade. Prior to CTO position, I headed the production teams and played as an architect within Nova - big data and Iot captivate me. In my free time I enjoy playing table tennis, hanging out and watching movies.’
Chief People Officer
‘I’m responsible and committed to delivering a collaborative, autonomous, open culture that allows us to develop as individuals and a team. With experience across a variety of sectors my passion comes from recruiting the right people and helping them develop and grow.’
Chief Operating Officer
'I have been working in digital for the last 20 years. I am a champion of everything digital. My role often takes the form of strategic advisor, executive sponsor or coach to clients, partners and internal team members. I have experience with successful delivery working with local government, private and public sectors and global blue chip companies. Collaborative, passionate and honest, I’m never happier than when working with, or building teams to bring to life strategic plans, whether that be as part of company growth or realising an audacious client vision.'
Head of Ideation
‘I have experience of owning and delivering digital products to a range of stakeholders that met their varied needs. I manage the Ideation team and support the creation of solutions to build innovative new products, services or businesses. I also have a keen interest in continual improvement and always looking for a better way with everything we do.’
Head of Validation
‘I joined the Nova team in 2014. I'm interested in rapid iterations of products to validate ideas and love working with passionate people to solve problems’
Head of Live Team
‘I have been working in the IT field since 1999 round the Liverpool area. My last role was with Human Recognition Systems as their Infrastructure Manager, looking after their internal infrastructure and also deployment of their systems on site and within AWS. I look forward to heading up the Live Team at Nova, exciting times ahead’
Head of Sales
‘I am an experienced passionate senior sales professional who has worked with both local and international clients expanding relationships, by providing a vast range of IT solutions and partnerships on an international stage.’
‘Knighted for services to food retailing in the 2002 New Year Honours, Sir Terry Leahy is known for transforming the supermarket industry in Britain, growing Tesco to the largest chain in the country and disrupting the businesses of its competitors. The former CEO of Tesco has now invested in Anatwine and taken up a non-executive Board position.
He was recognized by the Wall Street Journal and CNBC as European Business Leader of the Year (2005) and named European Businessman of the Year by Fortune (2004). A Guardian Unlimited Politics panel found him to be the most influential non-elected person in Britain in 2007. In 2010 he received the Daily Telegraph's Award for a Decade of Excellence in Business. He was voted Business Person of the Year by the Sunday Times.’
‘Bill Currie was ranked No.1 Retail Analyst in all Institutional surveys for some years and was involved in numerous flotations and takeovers whilst being an advisor to many of the leading quoted retailers, now investing his own capital in business in the online, retail and online support services sectors. Key investments over the past few years have included/include ASOS, QXL, The Hut Group, Zooplus, Metapack, Café Nero, New Look and others. Private businesses owned outright include a Schools Division and a Solar Business.’
Professor Stephen Fairclough has been a professional academic for over 30 years. He began his career at Loughborough University working on human factors psychology, with a particular emphasis on psychophysiological measures and driving behavior. He joined Liverpool John Moores University in 2000 and extended his range of skills to cover cardiovascular physiology and measurement of brain activity (EEG and fNIRS).
Professor Paulo Lisboa is Professor in Industrial Mathematics in the School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences, where he chairs Mathematics and heads the Machine Learning Research Group.He chairs the Faculty Research Degrees Committee in Technology & Environment and is deputy chair of the Faculty Research & Scholarship Committee.
Chairman and Innovation Evangelist
'I am a Veteran Technology Innovation Entrepreneur who has created, enabled and successfully sold a series of International Telecommunications, Technology Operations, Software and Consultancy practices and continues to invest in early stage technology business through a Private Equity fund Livewire Capital Partners. I am a recognised International Business leader and expert on Customer Experience, Data Forensics, Smart Cities, IoT and Media Content distribution.'
Chief Medical Officer
'Dr Jing Ouyang is the Academic Foundation Doctor in Endocrinology at University Aintree Hospital and the Peter G Milner Fellow in Medical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Liverpool. He completed his medical training at the University of Oxford and Imperial College London. During that time he also worked for a range of healthcare organisations, including NHS England, PwC Medical Consulting and Wesleyan. In terms of innovation, he helped found an award-winning medical device company called Aergo which develops dynamic postural support seating devices for patients in wheelchairs. He is the co-founder of OurHealthyFuture, a social enterprise for primary prevention in obesity and diabetes established in the North West. In addition, he serves as the clinical lead for the life sciences accelerator Panacea Innovation (which runs the Biostars programme) and is Entrepreneur-in-Residence for GlucoFocus, a diabetes-specific accelerator. Recently he was appointed a Clinician Entrepreneur Fellow by NHS England which will enable him to balance his clinical duties with his work in innovation.'
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