Simon Andrews , Executive Director
Simon is a graduate in Laser Physics and Optoelectronics from the University of Strathclyde. Over 13 years he built a career in industrial R and D with a range of roles from design and production engineering to R and D, operations and product management, often in start-up, spin-out and high-growth companies.
He has taken a wide range of medical devices from concept to market, through design, production, clinical trials, regulatory approval, marketing and user-training. (Inc. cervical cancer screening, heart valves, blood flow monitoring, medical laser and microwave devices). Having enjoyed working with universities whilst in industry, he moved to the Institute of Photonics to a varied business role for the next 7 years. He brings experience in financial, marketing, commercial, legal and intellectual property matters to Fraunhofer. He holds three patents and is a Chartered Engineer, EurIng, Chartered Physicist and Fellow of the Institute of Physics.
He has been employed by Fraunhofer UK since the company formed and in January 2014 was appointed Executive Director, following the retirement of Tim Holt.