chair of the board

A professional engineer and manager, Bob has a lifetime of experience and expertise of working in hi-tech industry, from scientific and communications spacecraft and their systems, to the development and implementation of award winning software that helped create an industry. 

He has worked with a variety of individuals at the highest level.



dr joanne phoenix

Joanne is the Interim Executive Director of Sensor City, has a background in ecosystem development and many year’s experience creating and supporting new technology companies.


William chambers

William is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner and MD of a multidisciplinary Environmental and Planning Consultancy working with land and property owners and managers, domestic and commercial developers, industrial site operators and their advisers both in the public and private sectors. 



Chris atherton

Providing technical expertise to the Board, Chris's experience in the handling and processing of satellite data is enhanced by his work in the IT industry for a pan-European telecoms provider, providing data transit services to Universities, research establishments and the European Space Agency.