Our Team

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Our team comprises experienced and passionate people enabling cutting-edge solutions for monitoring water resources

Steve Groom

Helping steer the IT design and operations

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Steve Groom

Helping steer the IT design and operations

Worked for many years with large scale computer systems in multinational organisations, thus brings a broad set of IT skills and experience to Aquascope to develop the IT strategy.

Yunshi Liang

GIS Environmental Data Analyst

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Yunshi Liang

GIS Environmental Data Analyst

Yunshi brings a strong background in GIS data management. A recent graduate from an MSc in GIS and Remote Sensing Yunshi draws experience from across utilities and environmental management and is supporting the Aquascope water quality, data science and remote sensing integration workflows.

Geraldine Castro

Chief Operations Officer

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Geraldine Castro

Chief Operations Officer

An expert in risk management and operations, through ten years of consultancy experience at McKinsey & Company. Fluent in French and English; and with a Masters in Law, Geraldine enables us to build deep relationships with our clients with insights into the regulatory environment.

Dr Cordelia Rampley

Biotechnology Advisor

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Dr Cordelia Rampley

Biotechnology Advisor

With a background in nanotechnology and microbiology from her PhD in engineering sciences at the University of Oxford, Cordelia has over 12 years experience in environmental assessment utilising molecular biosensors with a focus on toxins in freshwater. Cordelia is now combining skills in science with business knowledge gained from her MBA to advise on research and development strategy for Aquascope

Paul Edmunds

Chief Technology Officer

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Paul Edmunds

Chief Technology Officer

With a Master’s in Geographic Information Systems and a career spent project managing environmental risk, Paul is a seasoned technologist, earth scientist, and geospatial data professional with over 20 years of experience. He has founded two successful startups and developed teams integrating data science, digital mapping, and satellite remote sensing to manage major projects across the energy, agriculture, and water sectors. Paul has proven experience in delivering solutions for industry and society to better protect, manage and steward water as a shared resource.

Dr Christopher Pedder

Advisor on machine learning

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Dr Christopher Pedder

Advisor on machine learning

Passionate about using technology to ease humanity's problems, Chris enjoys using his two decades of experience in scientific research, and machine learning to advise on data science strategy. Chris loves to support Aquascope on their journey to deliver solutions for a water resilient future.

Tim Porter

Commercial Strategy

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Tim Porter

Commercial Strategy

As a Non Exec Director/Business Advisor, Tim is able to help establish strategic clarity, set direction and ensure a compelling business narrative. He is skilled at building and supporting senior executive teams to deliver strong commercial performance and has an ability to shift from 'big-business' leader to 'expert-centred' leader in order to successfully manage a diverse range of business activities and stakeholder interests.

Marcus Walczak

Partnerships and Alliances

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Marcus Walczak

Partnerships and Alliances

Séamus O'Donnell

Remote Sensing & GIS Specialist

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Séamus O'Donnell

Remote Sensing & GIS Specialist

Originally from Ireland, Séamus grew up on the Pembrokeshire coastline in Wales. An undergraduate in Geology equipped Séamus with knowledge of geophysical processes and GIS. A fascination with film photography, directed Seamus towards remote sensing and a postgraduate degree and further specialisation in spatial data studies and satellite optical imagery.

Prof. Paul Whitehead

Chief Scientific Officer

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Prof. Paul Whitehead

Chief Scientific Officer

Professor of Water Science at the University of Oxford, with over 35 years of experience in researching water quality and pollution issues, Paul has developed a keen interest in modelling, particularly in the development and application of dynamic, stochastic and planning models. With the privilege of being the director of the £11 million NERC Macronutrient Cycles Programme and successfully managing over 50 projects funded by NERC, EPSRC, ESRC, EU, EA, World Bank and various Government Departments, Paul is a proven leader in the discipline.

Karen Woolley

Charity Engagement Lead

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Karen Woolley

Charity Engagement Lead

30 years experience in community engagement and the charity sector with expertise in strategic management, organisational development, partnerships, grant making and income generation. Leadership and management skills also developed through many years involvement with local community organisations, both as a Board member and Chairman.

Chris Szweda

Business Development Advisor

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Chris Szweda

Business Development Advisor

An experienced environmental professional with global and corporate experience, knowledgeable about business and environmental performance improvements that enable companies to leading positions in their industry sector.

Natalia Hornes

Enterprise Project Manager

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Natalia Hornes

Enterprise Project Manager

With 15 years of experience as a Project Manager, Natalia has a solid foundation in operations, work process design and execution. Natalia is deeply into digital, technology and data decision support systems, which enable us to develop data management and smart business solutions.

Andrew Hodge

Chief Executive Officer

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Andrew Hodge

Chief Executive Officer

Andy grew up surrounded by the Yorkshire Dales, embedding a desire to protect nature and its diverse wildlife systems and habitats, deep in his core-values. A member of the early cohort of the MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management at the University of Oxford, Andy developed a deeper academic connection with water while also persevering in sport at the highest level. Having participated in four Olympic games, and led his teams to win three gold medals, Andy has a deep lived experience of determination, resilience, communication and collaboration. He is now channeling all his energy to lead Aquascope into unchartered waters.