Tim Whitfield CA(SA)
Tim Whitfield has more than 15 years senior financial and operational management experience in the technology and telecommunications industries. He has raised more than $40M and been in leadership roles for numerous high growth companies, including extensive dealings with major device OEM’s, particularly in Asia. Previously he was Vice President, Finance at SkyCross, CFO of an international telecommunication carrier and financial director of a wireless equipment distributor. Before venturing into these roles, he was part of the global Deloitte & Touche team. He is a chartered accountant with a degree in economics and accounting including a post-graduate accounting qualification.
Paul Holloway PhD
Paul Holloway is regarded worldwide as a preeminent scientist of advanced materials. He was the senior driving force behind the development of the breakthrough NanoPhotonica technology. He is also the Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Prof. Holloway received his Ph.D. in 1972 from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has received numerous teaching and research awards including the E.W. Muller Award for Excellence in Surface Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He was made an Honorary Member of the AVS in 1997 having previously served as President and received the Albert Nerken Award. He is active in the Materials Research Society, the American Society for Metals (ASM), The Materials Society (TMS), and the American Society for Testing and Materials. Professor Holloway has published more than 320 refereed articles and edited six books. His publications have been cited more than 5,000 times and he has given numerous invited talks and keynote addresses at international meetings. He has also been on the editorial board or editor-in-chief of many publications and journals. Prof. Holloway is internationally recognized for his work in quantitative surface analysis; grain boundary and thin film diffusion; contacts to semiconductors; basic science of wide-gap materials for light emitting diodes and lasers; phosphors for display technologies; and luminescent nanoparticles for light emitting devices and applications. Professor Holloway is listed in several references including Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Technology, and the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership.