ADI Team

ADI brings together a wide range of highly skilled, experienced professionals. The team work with a high level of integrity, absolute confidentiality and the very highest ethical standing at all times.
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JOHN EAGLESHAM
Chief Executive

John became Chief Executive of ADI in 2009, and has led the company from its origins as a not-for-profit institute to its current position as a thriving, fast-growing, entrepreneurial SME. Prior to joining ADI, John worked for Pace, the TV set-top box company, for 9 years in product delivery, engineering management, and senior management. John has a BSc in Physics and an MSc in Electronic Systems Design.

John contributes to several key industry groups in the Assisted Living and Smart Metering sectors and advises a number of public and private sector policy-making bodies. He is also a qualified executive coach who works with a number of FTSE 250 company directors.

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HUW JONES
ADI Health Director

Huw joined ADI in 2011 after working in senior positions in the health and public sector for over 20 years and as a consultant working with telehealth and telecare for 4 years. He has a clear understanding of health policy and practice and has worked extensively with buyers, manufacturers and users of telehealth and telecare.

Huw has a deep insight in to the benefits of telehealth as he has commissioned telehealth and telecare systems to improve service provision and has been a user of telehealth. He has advised health, social care and community/voluntary sectors in the use of telehealth systems, as well as advising a number of manufacturers and service providers.

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SALLY ABBATT
Operations Manager

Sally is ADI’s Operations Manager and a key member of the management team. Sally began working with ADI in 2010 and took on the role as company financial controller in 2011, moving to Operations Manager in 2017.

Sally successfully managed ADI’s financial transition from the original not-for-profit entity through to the current fully commercialised organisation.

She has brought consistency and process to the business with an analytical and logical approach.

 

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SIMON BRAMWELL
Technology Project Manager

Simon has over 25 years experience in consumer electronics with Philips Semiconductors and NXP. He was a member of the Management Team of NXP UK, managing design departments in hardware, embedded software and customer support. Since 2008 he has been pursuing his interests in Assisted Living, Telehealth and Telemedicine, initially with NXP and then through Technology Strategy Board projects among small entrepreneurial innovators developing new ideas from concept to product.

A Physics graduate of Manchester University, he also holds a Masters in Electronics from Southampton University, and is a Prince2 Practitioner.

Prior to his management roles, he specialized in digital signal processing, and worked on a number of technologies including DVD and Bluray optical storage, cellular, and teletext data recovery, in the UK and Netherlands.

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NIGEL DALLARD
Principal Technologist

Prior to joining ADI as Principal Technologist in March 2008, Nigel spent 20 years developing digital broadcasting technology. He has provided strategic technical advice to ADI’s high-tech client companies on a number of telehealth-related projects, internet and smart-phone security, digital rights management on the internet, internet media streaming, forensic watermarking of audio-visual content, and security of PayTV systems.

Nigel has a BSc in Electronic Engineering from the University of York, and is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

He is the named inventor or co-inventor of five international patents.

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SIMON BALL
Health Project Manager

Simon joined ADI-Health as Product Manager for the PainSense Programme. He comes from a clinical background in both NHS and Private sectors with over 10 years experience in as a Physiotherapist. He previously worked for Leeds Community Healthcare and Mid-Yorkshire NHS Trust in a variety of clinical settings in the NHS and in the private sector for Spire Healthcare, Advance Physiotherapy and FitBack Physiotherapy. For the past 7 years he has specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and pain management, recently completing a postgraduate diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine.

He has been involved in setting up the SpineFit Pain Management Service in Leeds and was also the MSK lead on Systm1 support as well as setting up a paperless notes system within the service – this has given him a keen interest in digital healthcare. He continues to maintain his clinical skills with FitBack in their Occupational Health Corporate Physiotherapy Service. Simon’s clinical expertise gives an invaluable insight in developing the PainSense Programme as well as other digital tools to assist both patients and clinical staff.

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Zoë Clough
Sales Executive

Zoë Clough joined the ADI team as Sales Executive, bringing over 17 years of experience delivering IT services and solutions across the NHS and Private Healthcare.

Zoë has experience in selling bespoke applications as well as package solutions for Emergency, Pharmacy, e-Prescribing, Mental Health and Out of Hours solutions. She has developed a breadth of experience in commercial / sales relationships, project delivery including solution training and finance.

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Huw Miller
Financial Controller

Huw joined ADI in 2017 as Financial Controller.  He has a degree in Mathematics from the University of Reading and is a MAAT; a full member of The Association of Accounting Technicians.  Huw is also currently studying towards an ACCA qualification.

Huw’s previous roles have been in a variety of fields, including Facilities Management, Business Loans and Care Home Management. Huw specialises in upgrading financial systems and processes to increase efficiency, productivity and security.

In his free time Huw also works as a Moderator for a software testing company specialising in AAA computer games.

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PETER TILEY
Principal R&D Engineer

Prior to joining ADI in 2008, Peter spent 10 years developing software applications within the defence and electronics industries. Physics simulations, real-world simulations, mathematical modelling, 3D visuals and artificial intelligence are some of the application areas covered while working on military flight simulators, ship mounted radar systems, aeronautical engineering tools and defence related research projects.

Peter has contributed to a variety of embedded projects whilst at ADI, and is currently involved with wireless technologies and their applications in the home, particularly smart metering and home automation.

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ANDY COPSEY
Principal Engineer

Andy joined ADI in 2009, bringing some 30+ years of industrial electronic design experience to add to the mix. He began with a degree and diploma in electronics from Hull University to which he has added spells spent in market sectors ranging from aircraft instrumentation, industrial plant control, through security systems, warehouse data capture and hi-end audio design.

His core skill-set includes system design, electronic analogue/digital design, embedded software and he has a keen eye for detail – enjoying a good challenge.

He is (ever so) slightly bicycle mad and may occasionally be found enthusiastically encouraging others to join him in various escapes to the countryside.

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RICHARD BOYLE
Senior R&D Software Engineer

Richard joined ADI as a Senior Software Engineer in September 2012, bringing over 18 years of experience of designing, developing and testing embedded software.

He has a comprehensive portfolio of past projects, ranging from laboratory robotics, and instrumentation in the life sciences sector, to motorway control centres and roadside boxes. His experience includes GUI design, web programming, network communications protocols, control applications, and production monitoring.

He is a keen amateur aviator, and can often be spotted flying a paraglider over the Yorkshire Dales or the Lake District.

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PETER BLOOMFIELD
Senior Software Engineer

Peter is a passionate programmer who joined ADI’s health team in 2016. Previously, he worked on a variety of educational technologies, including several years spent developing a virtual reality medical training system which is used in hospitals and universities throughout England and overseas. He is a member of Mensa, and in his free time he is an accomplished pianist, keen board-gamer, aspiring martial artist, and is working towards a PhD in computing.

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DAN STAPLETON
Software Engineer Health

Dan joined ADI in early 2016 as a Software Engineer. He has worked in web development and online marketing for over 18 years, having started out writing technical software documentation. He has developed, designed and managed everything from small business micro-sites to large corporate online presences. His development focus is on web front end. Dan is part of the ADI-Health team who are working to develop market leading mobile apps to solve a range of problems for patients across the UK. Outside of work, Dan enjoys cycling, beer-brewing and walks with his family.

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Neil Charlton
Software Engineer

Neil started working with the internet back in 2001 when he was a fresh faced graduate with a MSC in Multimedia Systems. CDROMS were on the way out and big companies were taking the internet seriously for the first time.

He focused on the back end, building web applications for Asda, BBC, BT, Halifax and Reuters. As browsers became more powerful, the focus shifted to the front end and Javascript where he worked as a consultant and contractor for many years contributing to programming blogs and magazines.

Making software people enjoy using is a passion and Neil is really happy to make this a reality with the team at ADI.

Outside of work Neil is a member of Otley Athletic Club where he runs around pretending he is getting faster.

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BOB GOMERSALL
Chair

Bob is the Chair at ADI, a highly successful entrepreneur, company director and technologist. Bob founded the pioneering e-assessment company BTL in 1988 and e-learning company Virtual College in 1995. These companies employ several hundred people and are continuing their spectacular growth (Virtual College registered its one millionth learner in 2013). Bob has guided ADI to its present success as an outstanding technology innovation business. Bob specialises in Chairmanship, innovation, business strategy, business start ups, business growth.

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KEITH MYERS
Non-Executive Director

Keith is a Non-Executive Director at ADI and the current Managing Director of BTL.

Keith has a background in Operations and Finance, and brings a wealth of experience in high-growth strategies for SMEs to support ADI’s continued development.