David joined Magnomatics in February 2013 in a business development role and became CEO in December 2015. Before Magnomatics, David was Chief Executive Officer of EVO Electric; a spin out company from Imperial College. Under David’s leadership, EVO gained a strong position in the electric and hybrid vehicle sector and they formed a joint venture with GKN Driveline in June 2011.
Prior to EVO, David was Chairman of Bluebird Vehicles, a manufacturer of low floor accessible buses. David has run a number of specialist engineering businesses where he specialised in reorganisations and change management including Weir Valves & Controls Ltd, Brush HMA b.v. (electric machines and turbo generators), Bedford Pumps and Howden Wade Ltd (aircraft air conditioning and hydraulic systems).
Through this varied career David has had experience in diverse markets including aerospace, automotive, industrial power, water, nuclear and oil & gas.
He started his career with Rolls Royce working in both technology and operational roles.
Jamie has spent the last 10 years commercialising innovative clean technologies. As Venture Director in the Cleantech Division of IP Group; he takes an active role sitting on various Cleantech SME boards whilst seeking new, high growth opportunities for IP Group to engage with.
Previously, he was Head of New Ventures at Carbon Trust where he designed and launched the Government funded Entrepreneurs Fast Track to incubate start-ups. He then created multi-million dollar corporate venturing partnerships with the likes of General Electric; making major corporate money available to drive Cleantech innovation. This followed experience working directly for 2 VC-backed solar energy companies, driving growth in broad-ranging business development roles.
Jamie has a 1st class Engineering degree from Cambridge University and is a Chartered Engineer.
Viv has an Engineering Degree from Nottingham University, an MBA and is a Chartered Engineer. He worked for GKN for ten years, leading the development of automotive engine and drive train components at its advanced engineering centre. Then moved to a large Swiss owned plastics manufacturing group, where he was Divisional Head, responsible for product development and marketing.
He co-founded the Viking Fund in 2004, investing in more than 25 early-stage technology firms in Yorkshire. In 2009, Viking Fund Managers was acquired by Braveheart Investment Group plc and he currently sits on the group’s Board. He is also a Director of the Finance Yorkshire Equity Fund and is the Fund’s representative on the Magnomatics' board.