Meet the team – Directors

Meet the team

behind the Metaboards

Pete Hutton


Pete joined the board in July 2017. He was most recently president of product groups at ARM, where he had P & L ownership of all product development, marketing and licensing. This covered 3,500 staff in more than 25 global locations, working closely with a range of global partners. During his time in this role, revenue increased by approximately 50 percent (approx. $500m).

Nedko Ivanov


Nedko joined Metaboards in January 2018 bringing more than 20 years international experience in the hi-tech sector gained within blue-chip multinationals and VC-backed businesses. Most recently he served as a CEO of Redux where he built a successful global business that was acquired by one of the biggest global brands. Prior to that he was a CEO of BullGuard where he created significant shareholder value.

Dr Tristan Collins

Director, Future Technologies

Tristan spun-out Metaboards in 2016 and took the company to its Series A. Prior to this he worked as a strategy consultant for 7 years, completing engagements for a number of FTSE100s, public sector bodies and high-growth companies. Tristan is an engineer, completing his PhD in turbulent combustion modelling at Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Prof. Chris Stevens


Chris is a fellow of St Hugh’s College, Oxford and a fellow in Engineering Science. He conducts research in the fields of metamaterial technologies, quantum computing hardware and terahertz electronics. Chris’s work has spawned two previous spin-outs.

Prof. Ekaterina Shamonina


Katya’s research covers metamaterials, electrodynamics, plasmonics, nanophotonics and microwave optics. She is the 1st female professor in the area of Electrical Engineering at Oxford, and her book, co-authored with Prof. Solymar, on Metamaterials has been a bestseller. Katya is a fellow of Wadham College, Oxford and prior to her appointment held positions at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg & Imperial College.

Will Goodlad

Investment Director

Will is a Principal at Oxford Sciences Innovation. He is also a Director of Oxford Quantum Circuits, a manufacturer of superconducting processor cores for quantum computing, and OxMet, designers of high performance alloys. He was previously a Publishing Director at Penguin in London, and has worked in Melbourne, Chengdu and Beijing.

Adrian Coles

Board Observer

Adrian has twenty years of experience in the mobile telecoms sector with O2 and Telefonica, where he held senior roles in technology strategy, and most recently handset technology and testing. Upon leaving Telefonica Adrian joined Oxford University Innovation, as a Senior Technology Transfer Manager. Adrian is the University observer and board advisor for Metaboards.