Salinity Solutions
Tyseley Energy Park
B25 8DW
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Meet the team

Our experienced team is drawn from the worlds of engineering, water treatment, finance, marketing, HR and sales. Our advisory board provides insight to allow us to better understand the needs of our potential customers and their specific industrial applications.

The Team


Timothy Naughton


6 years of RO technology R&D at Aston & Birmingham Universities. Led spin-out through the ICURe programme, securing grant and equity funding.


Richard Bruges


30+ years industrial product and market development, founder of Productiv and The Proving Factory. BSc Mech Eng, Executive MBA.


Steve Dunn

Commercial Director

Extensive commercial manufacturing experience, recently as Managing Director of JV start-up with Rolls Royce.

Jim Gilroy

Head of Marketing, Bsc

30 years in automotive and technical marketing. Built and exited international marketing agency.

Liam Burlace

Development Engineer, MEng

5 years of RO technology and Desalination R&D experience at Aston and Birmingham universities. Overseeing the technical implementation of customer field trials.

Jonathan Grylls

Electrical Engineering Manager

Over 20 years' experience in electronic engineering design and development work. Experience across a variety of industrial sectors including aerospace, automotive, consumer products and industrial high power laser systems.

Steve Wheelhouse

Head of Finance

In addition to finance roles at Ford and Lloyds Bank, Steve spent 24 years at IBM, working as CFO/FD in multiple business units.

Alan Tibbats

Intellectual Property Manager

Over 25 years in IP management in a large aerospace organisation, a university spinout company and university technology transfer.


Wayne Hickling

Director, MSc

Senior roles in engineering, operations, and supply chain in water and infrastructure sectors. Currently Operations Director at Galliford Try.

Tim Povey

Company Secretary, ACA

Angela Roberts

Human Resources

Angela has over 25 years' experience in senior roles within Human Resources support across different sectors. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Prof Philip Davies


Professor of Water Technology, University of Birmingham. Board member of the European Desalination Society. Global authority on sustainable water management.

Advisory Board

Dr David Brydon


Industry consultant, water treatment specialist engineer

Advisory Board

Dr Alan Lowdon OBE, BSc, MSc, MBA, PhD

Advisory Board Chair

Portfolio of advisory roles in energy and water sectors, both academic and commercial, UK and International.

Advisory Board

Peter Hillis

Peter is a water and wastewater treatment expert who has worked globally on projects including research and development, strategic planning, feasibility and concept design, detailed design and commissioning and operational optimisation.