Our mechatronic platform technologies are highly multidisciplinary and comprise mechanical designs, electronics, control circuitry and software. That’s why our team of scientists, engineers and technicians hail from a variety of different technical backgrounds.  Many hold degrees from world-class universities, and have considerable experience in industry. 

We customise our actuators to suit the requirements of consumer electronics products. Our innovative and collaborative company culture allows us to work closely with our customers and partners to tailor our actuators to suit their individual technical specifications. 

CML also has three offices in the Greater China region to support CML’s customer base in the area. Our Greater China offices in Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Taipei house promotion and sales support staff, technology transfer and field application engineers, who are able to support our customers and partners in the area.


Dr Martin Knight

Executive Chairman

Martin became Executive Chairman of CML in January 2013, having previously been non-executive. Martin is a graduate of, and has a doctorate from, Oxford University. He became a director of Morgan Grenfell & Co Ltd in 1982 and has had a career advising private and public companies on strategic and financial matters. He sits on the board of a number of companies. For 18 years he was a governor of Imperial College, London, of which he is a Fellow.

Stewart Newton

Non-Executive Director

Stewart is a Chartered Accountant. He was the founder and Chairman of Newton Investment Management from 1977-2002. He is President of Veritas Investment Partners Ltd, the holding company of Veritas Investment Management LLP. He is a Non-Executive Director of Solon Ventures and a Board member of VenCap (Channel Islands) Ltd. Stewart was a Non-Executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc from 2002-2008, a Council Member of Imperial College and the Chairman of the committee advising the Council on the Endowment Fund from 2007 to 2015 and a Director of The Herald Investment Trust plc from 2012 to 2015. He formerly sat on the Investment Committee of The Wellcome Trust and Investment Board of Cambridge University. Stewart is an active investor in private healthcare and technology companies in the UK.

Andy Osmant

Managing Director

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte & Touche, Andy spent seven years working in audit and corporate finance roles, whilst managing a portfolio of Technology companies in Cambridge and Sydney, Australia. Prior to CML, as Group Chief Accountant, Andy managed the head office finance team and held responsibility for preparation of the group accounts of SGB plc, a FTSE 250 construction group. Andy has spent the last 11 years commercialising technology and managing the day-to-day business functions at Cambridge Mechatronics.

Hugh Baker-Smith

Non-Executive Director

Hugh has worked in international sales and technology licensing for more than 20 years, with particular experience gained in Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, and the USA. He has a consistent track record of commercialising innovative technologies, especially within the mobile phone market, and has served on the Boards of both public and private companies. His specific Cambridge experience includes senior positions at Xaar, Pelikon, and Nujira.

Geoff McFarland

Non-Executive Director

Geoff is Group Engineering Director at Renishaw Plc, where he heads the group engineering function and for which he is also responsible for group IP and patents. He is a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering and is a member of the Institute of Physics with BEng and DEng engineering degrees. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Bath and an honorary professor at Heriot-Watt University.


Warren East

Warren brings an unrivalled knowledge of the mobile phone market from his position as CEO for twelve years of ARM Holdings plc, (ARM), the semiconductor and software design company. During this time, ARM's turnover increased fivefold and its market capitalisation grew to £12.3 billion, predominantly as a result of its penetration of the smartphone market. Warren is currently the Chief Executive of engineering giant Rolls Royce.

Dr Tony Hooley

Tony is the founder of Cambridge Mechatronics - a Cavendish Laboratory physics PhD and ex-IBM Research Fellow at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge. Tony has over 40 years' experience in electronics, digital and software design. He has founded several hi-tech companies, received technology design prizes from the National Research Innovation & Technology Awards, The National Manufacturing Industry Achievement Awards, The Design Council, IEE (Achievement Medal) and was voted Business Man of The Year in the 2003 Cambridge Business Awards. He is the author of a number of academic papers, and of over 75 patents.

Young-Sub (Sam) Kim

Sam is the Founder and CEO of IP International Ltd, a consulting company for international sales and technology licensing, specialising in the fields of mobile and semiconductor businesses. For 18 years until 2014, Sam was the President of ARM Korea - well known as the global leader in semiconductor IP business for mobile markets, and therefore brings a wealth of experience of commercial activity in S Korea, particularly in the mobile space.

Jörgen Lantto

Jörgen works as board member and advisor to fast growing globally oriented technology companies. Most recently Jörgen was President and CEO of Fingerprint Cards AB for two years, and prior to this CTO of the company. During Jörgen’s time as CEO, Fingerprint Cards established a world-leading position in fingerprint sensors and grew revenues with more than 2000 percent. Prior to Fingerprint Cards Jörgen has a long background in the Ericsson group, amongst other position he was Executive VP for ST-Ericsson. He is currently serving as board member of myFC Holding AB (publ) and Dirac Research AB in Sweden, Zwipe A.S, in Norway and Wirepas Oy in Finland.

Tom Ridgman

Tom is the director of external education at Cambridge University's Institute for Manufacturing. He previously held the position of course director for the Advanced Course in Design, Manufacture and Management (ACDMM) and is on the Board of Trustees of the Engineering Council. Prior to joining Cambridge University, Tom worked in the automotive industry for 20 years with a variety of roles in new product development, manufacturing strategy and manufacturing operations.

Prof. Peter Cawley

Peter is Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Imperial College, London. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering, which are the UK’s most prestigious bodies for the promotion of excellence in science and engineering. Alongside his distinguished academic career, Peter has a strong track record of transferring the technology and innovation from his research into commercial activity, including leading two spin-out companies that have commercialised his intellectual property to financial success.

Senior Management

Dr Ben Brown

R&D Director

Ben has a degree in Physics and a PhD in Self-assembly of Colloidal Materials from Cambridge University. Prior to joining CML, he started a company based on a novel pumping technology for micro fluidic applications. Ben then worked for four years developing a novel electrostatic printing technology before leaving to lead a multi-million dollar research and development programme for piezo inkjet technology at The Technology Partnership in Cambridge. Ben is responsible for ensuring the performance and reliability of CML's actuators.

James Howarth

Engineering Director

James has worked for over 10 years in product design and advanced manufacturing processes with two leading technology consultancies. He has managed several major programmes, including stabilised binoculars for a high-end European optics company and mass production equipment for optical medical devices. James has a first class Engineering degree from Cambridge University, and a postgraduate qualification in Manufacturing and Management. James is responsible for the design and production of CML's actuator products.

Dr Ursula Lenel

Intellectual Property Director

Ursula holds a Cambridge University degree and PhD in Metallurgy and Materials Science. She has worked in contract research and technology consulting, notably with PA Technology and as Innovation and Technology Counsellor at Cambridgeshire Business Link. Ursula has full responsibility for CML's large and growing patent portfolio.

David Richards

Technical Director

David graduated from Cambridge University specialising in Optical Holography. After the successful launch of CML's Sound Projector product, David moved to control electronics for miniature cameras. David now leads new product development.

Ian Rogers

Electronics Director

Ian graduated from Southampton University with a BSc in Electronics, and subsequently completed an MSc. Prior to joining CML, Ian led miniature camera R&D activities at Nokia and Blackberry, where he also held sourcing management positions. Ian now leads the electronics group to deliver hardware driver platforms for CML's actuators, and is also responsible for the commercialisation of CML's electronics products.

Dominic Webber

Marketing Director

Dominic has worked for both large and small businesses, always specialising in leading edge technology and innovation. The majority of programmes have been with imaging products. Before joining Cambridge Mechatronics, he worked for Fujifilm and also Sagentia - one of Cambridge’s largest technology & business consultancies. Dominic has an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Warwick and now heads CML's marketing activities.

Catriona Harper

Head of Human Resources

Catriona has 18 years of experience in Human Resource management. Following roles with Barclays and The Olsen Corporation, she became HR Manager at Swedish company Polygon, a business with 2,900 staff in 13 countries. More recently, she has been running her own HR consultancy, Harper Resources Limited. Catriona joined CML in 2017 to manage the growing HR needs of the business.