About Lampada

About Lampada

Lampada Digital Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hull University and was created to derive profits from leveraging and commercialising the Intellectual Property rights owned by the University. Our mission is to develop commercial enterprises and establish wider external business relationships, in addition to creating new opportunities for the research faculties within the University. Lampada also supports the student body employing them in full-time positions, apprenticeships and internships.

Our name derives from the University’s motto – Lampada Ferens – which translates as ‘carrying the light of learning’. Over the years that light has been shared with thousands of people from across the world. As England’s 14th-oldest university, Hull has a strong heritage of academic excellence, creating and inspiring life-changing research that has transformed the way people think for 90 years. Here at Lampada we are proud to be part of the continuation of this great academic tradition.

We have a growing team of highly experienced professionals, with a wealth of knowledge within software development, eLearning platforms, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality. All the Lampada team are experts in their respective fields.

We work with some leading partners including, Learning Mate, Evoco and RAS Ltd. Lampada also has an existing portfolio of developed solutions covering Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality applications, high tech software solutions, applications in the Leisure, Health Services, Emergency Services, Airport and Chemicals sectors, Tourism and Telecommunications sectors.

Board of Directors Team


Robin Gilchrist

Robin is a Senior Executive with 37 years business and Non-Executive director experience, most recently within the consultancy, charities and high technology sectors. Robin has extensive international business experience having managed business development and sales across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pac. Robin is a visiting Professor at the University of Hull and Durham University.

Dr David Richards

Dr David Richards is Hull University’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise). In collaboration with ICI, Dr Richards completed a DPhil in Chemistry at the University of York, before starting his working life with BP in Hull. His first role was in manufacturing, before moving into technology, business development, support services, and HR, he then returned to a senior leadership role in manufacturing. David has supported a variety of local initiatives including the Local Nature Partnership (LNP), the Humber Chemical Focus (HCF) and was an Exco and Board member for the European Ethanol Industry Association. David is now leading on the changes in research and enterprise and is helping drive the University's ambitions to become an internationally-renowned centre of research excellence.

Jeremy Hartley

Jeremy is Head of Finance at Hull University and is a senior level finance professional with a solid understanding of what it takes to partner a business and improve shareholder value in today’s environment. With over 20 years’ experience from within a big 4 accountancy practise, large scale businesses and an SME, Jeremy is a technical yet commercially orientated professional having held many roles within the finance arena, working for over 12 in years in turnaround businesses and with 5 years of international experience in the emerging markets.

John Murray

Head of the Department of Computer Science and Technology

John has been researching and teaching in universities for over 16 years, and is Head of the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Hull University and a Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems. His experience includes projects for the UK Home Office, Border Force and Innovate UK. John has developed technologies for Drone Detection Systems & Smart Locks, and he has expertise in Virtual Reality and Security.

Executive Management Team


Robin Gilchrist

CEO

Robin is a Senior Executive with 37 years business and Non-Executive director experience, most recently within the consultancy, charities and high technology sectors. Robin has extensive international business experience having managed business development and sales across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pac. Robin is a visiting Professor at the University of Hull and Durham University.

Joanne Redburn

Head of Sales & Marketing

Joanne has 19 years sales, marketing and account management experience predominantly within the communication sector working for PLC’s and SME’s within the UK and Australia. Joanne has an in-depth knowledge of progressive technology and driving businesses forward in order to increase revenue, enriching employee’s productivity and experiences.

Mark Atton

Head of Development & IT

Mark has 19 years IT experience working within Police, Local Authority, Education and Utility sectors. Mark has an in-depth knowledge of software development practice covering waterfall, agile and transforming teams to become more customer centric in their field of expertise. Mark has also worked within the operational technology (OT) domain with focus on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) looking at how big data, analytics and machine learning / AI can transform and add value across multiple sectors.

Nick Dale

Product Manager

Nick has 30 years IT experience working within telecommunications, cloud and software development sectors. Nick has a passion for developing digital products and propositions that help organisations tackle their most challenging problems and deliver great customer experience. Nick has previously managed product portfolios across national and international markets.