Our Advisory Team
The Rt Hon the Lord Willetts FRS
Chair of the Advisory Board and NED
Lord (David) Willetts served as the Member of Parliament for Havant, as a Paymaster General in the last Conservative Government and as a Minister for Universities and Science, including responsibilities for Space.
Also, David created the Newton Fund whilst Science Minister to promote science and research capabilities.
Professor Mischa Dohler
FIEEE FRAEng FRSA FIET
Mischa Dohler is a full Professor in Wireless Communications at King’s College London, driving cross-disciplinary research and innovation in technology, sciences and arts. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET); and a Distinguished Member of Harvard Square Leaders Excellence.
He is a serial entrepreneur; composer & pianist with 5 albums on Spotify/iTunes; and fluent in 6 languages. He acts as a policy advisor on digital, skills and education issues. He has had ample coverage by national and international press and media.
Vice Admiral Sir Clive Johnstone KBE CB
Geopolitics & International Partnerships
Sir Clive Johnstone is a recently retired Vice Admiral who was NATO's Maritime Commander and principal maritime advisor to SACEUR. He has an impressive international and policy network and a broad strategic understanding.
He has led Ships, Operational Commands and Headquarters and has a reputation as a change agent and innovator. He has the ability to spot talent and enable others to shine. He is a proud champion of diversity and is an elite sports mentor - bringing an understanding of 'winning' into his daily business.
Simon Nayyar MBE
Simon advises the leadership teams and boards of companies on how they communicate value to their investors and key stakeholders. His experience includes defence contracting, border management infrastructure, manned security, and the technology and support services sectors.
Simon stood for Parliament at the 2010 and 2015 general elections. He is a Member of the Order of the British Empire, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Freeman of the City of London.
Our Executive Team
Our Executive Team
Chief Executive Officer
Malcolm studied Computer Science at Durham and then, after 9 years in the Royal Navy, began a career in technology and operations first with GE Capital and then with JPMorgan. Before founding his own FCA-regulated advisory business, he worked in management roles with AIG Investments and Lloyds Banking Group.
Malcolm is a Fellow of the Institute of Securities and Investments, an Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute, an Elder Brother and Trustee at the Corporation of Trinity House, and supports a number of veteran and maritime charities.
Chief Financial Officer
Christopher is a Chartered Accountant and Corporate Financier who has extensive experience in assisting companies with first funding through to IPO and exit.
He trained with Arthur Andersen before entering corporate finance with Barings and then JPMorgan Cazenove. He has been an advisor and non-executive director to a number of start-ups and established operating companies.
Chief Technology Officer
Alistair has 30 years experience of developing software for commercial applications. Having written and sold software for the BBC Micro while still at school, Alistair went to Cambridge to study computer science at the age of 17 and founded Rubicon Software while still at University. Rubicon grew into a successful software house with specialisms in database management and customer interfaces. It has designed software for Dulux paints, and lastminute.com as well as providing front-end systems for both established UK Building Societies and challenger lenders.
Alistair has served as CTO for Sirius since March 2020.