Dr. Richard Lang
Richard has more than 30 years' experience in the design and development of microwave and millimetre-wave technology, components and subsystems. Prior to founding Diamond Microwave, Richard worked with Filtronic, as Technical Director in its defence division and as Programmes Director in its Comtek Division. His previous experience includes leading microwave technology programmes at Thorn EMI Electronics and Marconi Space & Defence Systems, working on millimetre-wave GaAs MMIC technology, imaging systems and subsystems up to 100GHz. He also worked in the USA at General Electric (Syracuse) on HEMT MMICs for phased array antennas.
Richard earned a PhD at the University of Leeds for work on the design of millimetre-wave monolithic HEMT amplifiers. He is a Fellow of the IET, for whom he has been a Professional Group Committee chair for Microwave Devices and Techniques. He has published a variety of technical papers and articles and has contributed to several patents and patent applications on microwave devices and circuits.
David Denny is a partner in Longwall Venture Partners LLC, a specialist in early stage technology venture capital, and manager of the Oxford Technology ECF and the Longwall Ventures ECF. David holds a MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and a MBA from Harvard Business School.
Dr Tom Rowbotham (Chairman)
Tom has been in the global telecommunications sector for over 40 years.
He joined Vesbridge Partners, one of the most successful VC firms in the USA, from St Paul VC, where he had been a Venture Partner since he retired from British Telecom. In BT he had been in charge of all its Technology Centres, with responsibility for over three thousand people.
Tom co-founded Kimberley Communications (KCC). This was acquired by Flomerics, which was in turn acquired by Mentor Graphics. He has served as a Director to more than a dozen high tech startup companies in the USA, UK and Ireland.
Tom has been active in learned societies, serving as a Director of IEEE, and he is currently a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Life Fellow of the IEEE, and a Fellow of the IET. He holds a BSc from Queens University, Belfast, an MSc from the University of Surrey, and a PhD from the University of Nottingham.
He has served on charitable Foundation Boards, including the IEEE Foundation and currently, the ERA Foundation.
David Livesley is an experienced investor in early stage technology businesses and Chairman of Oxford Technology 4 VCT plc. David holds a BSc from the University of Leeds and an MBA from the Open Business School.