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Richard Brook - Board Deputy Chair
President - AIRTO
Founding Director - E-Synergy
Richard is a founder director of E-Synergy Ltd, an early stage venture capital business which has a growing portfolio of activities in business angel investing, early stage fund management and investment readiness training.
is a Carbon Trust
Incubator Partner with an associated stream of incubation activities for which Richard
is currently working with a number of companies in this regard that show significant business potential in the context of the UK's carbon reduction targets.
He was formerly the Chief Executive of the Sira Group of Companies and is the current President of AIRTO.
career spans over 40 years in research and development in sensors, measurement, instrumentation and related technologies such as optics, imaging and displays for industrial manufacturing, space and defence applications.
has extensive involvement with leading technology organisations in the US and Europe including the European Commission and the European Space Agency
Richard holds degrees in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science and Engineering from Bristol and London Universities.
He is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Mathematician and a Fellow of the Institutes of Measurement and Control and Engineering and Technology.
Richard is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and was appointed OBE in 2004.