AIRTO is pleased to announce two new appointments of member directors to its Board with immediate effect: Nicola Anson of the National Physical Laboratory and Simon Andrews of Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd.
Dr. Neil Sanderson, Chairman of AIRTO, said:
“Nicola and Simon will bring a range of skills and expertise to the AIRTO Board and I am delighted they have agreed to take up these positions.”
Nicola Anson is CFO of NPL and Chair of the NPL Pension scheme, she has a track record in delivering growth with experience in both commercial and not-for-profit sectors. Nicola has a BSc in Zoology, an MSc in Ecology and is a Chartered Accountant. She has had a number of key roles, including Finance Director of Hobsons Publishing plc; Head of Financial Planning at Anglian Water plc; and Finance and Operations Director of Cambridge Enterprise Limited, a technology transfer, subsidiary company of the University of Cambridge. She was CFO of DANTE Limited, a company that manages and operates a pan-European, fibre optic backbone that interconnects research and education establishments throughout Europe and globally.
Simon is Executive Director of Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd, based in Scotland. Simon is a graduate in Laser Physics and Optoelectronics. Over 13 years he built a career in industrial R&D with a range of roles from design and production engineering to R and D, operations and product management, often in start-up, spin-out and high-growth companies. Having enjoyed collaborating with universities whilst in industry, he moved to the Institute of Photonics, University of Strathclyde to a varied business role for the next 7 years, before joining Fraunhofer UK on its formation in 2012. He holds a number of patents and is a Member of the IOD, Chartered Engineer, Chartered Physicist and Fellow of the Institute of Physics.