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David Griffiths

David Griffiths - Vice President Global Sales

Prior to his appointment, David worked for Christie for over 25 years in various roles. Having started as a Technical Support Engineer, David moved into Applications Engineering and then into Sales and was in Sales Management roles for well over two decades. David has worked to develop the Control Room and Videowall Display systems market working with colleagues and Christie partners throughout the EMEA region.

Howard Ford

Howard Ford - Chairman (Non-executive)

Howard has a wealth of experience in the IT, Telecoms and Electronics industries and has chaired the Boards of several privately held and public companies in the UK and France with previous executive roles at IBM Europe, Chief Executive Cellnet and President Equant which was sold to France Telecom. Howard is currently a private investor in technology companies and Chairman of Displaydata Ltd. He was appointed to the board in 2020.

Steve Leyland

Steve Leyland - Director (Non-executive)

Steve is currently Chairman of Electrosonic Group (an AV System Integrator) and a board member of Helvar Oy Ab. Bringing a wealth of experience, Steve was on Barco’s executive leadership and President of Control Room & Stimulation before becoming COO. Prior to that Steve held various executive roles and Intel. Holding a BSC(Hons) in Electronic Engineering, gained at the University of Nottingham, Steve entered the high-tech field through a role designing military radios shortly after graduation.

Nigel Fasey

Nigel Fasey - Financial Director

Appointed in 2007, Nigel qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994. He has held Financial Director posts in the IT sectors with Nexor and Mediawave Group but has experience outside of the industry with Belle Group, a £50m turnover manufacturing business. Nigel also brings a wealth of experience from his days as an independent consultant specialising in business improvement.

Tony Jones

Tony Jones - Operations Director

Tony was previously an Electronics Engineer at Rolls Royce in Derby, involved in the development of telemetry systems. After forming Datapath with Steve De'Ath in 1982, Tony has concentrated on product manufacture and logistics. He has 40 years' experience in the electronics industry.

Bjorn Krylander

Bjorn Krylander - Managing Director

Bjorn joined Datapath in 2010 to lead the company in its continued growth. Bjorn brings substantial experience from the technology sector and has served as CEO at Cambridge Broadband Networks, the fast-growing microwave company, and as CEO at UbiNetics, the UK 3G innovator, which was acquired in 2005. Bjorn has extensive experience from Ericsson where he spent 14 years. Bjorn holds an MSc in Electronic Engineering from Lund University in Sweden.

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith - Director (Non-executive)

Matt represents Foresight on the board of Datapath. He is one of three Partners at Foresight who manage the private equity team. Prior to joining Foresight, Matt worked at NM Rothschild, where he advised companies across a range of sectors, on both public market and private transactions. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction in Physiology and an MA in Biological Sciences, both from Oxford University.

John Storey

John Storey - Chief Technology Officer

John joined Datapath as a Senior Hardware Engineer in 2003 and has played a major role in developing Datapath's current product range. John graduated with a 1st Class Honours degree in Physics from the Imperial College and has over 20 years experience in the industry with previous roles at Kodak, Videologic and Virtually. In 2007 John was appointed head of hardware engineering and subsequently joined the board of directors in 2008.