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We are a dynamic and passionate team, comprised of scientists, engineers and marketers. We have one mission, to unleash the power of MOFs. The innovative thinking and the expertise of our people is what makes this possible. We combine our resources and knowhow to solve complex problems and deliver commercial applications.

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The MOF Team

The Board

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  • Photo of Simon Henson
  • Photo of Moritz Bolle
  • Photo of David Moore
  • Photo of Dr Pat McComiskey
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Darren Mawhinney

CEO

Darren has held key positions in UK and Irish companies such as Kainos Plc, Glen Dimplex, Cloud Technology Solutions and as the Head of Strategy for a national water utility. His career has spanned: export development, hardware, software, the water industry, engineering and renewable energy.

Darren has a Business based honours degree and MSc from the University of Ulster and has studied International Marketing at the University of San Francisco and as a S.D. Southern Scholar to the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He has been a Chartered Marketer since 1999 and, having been awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2006, became a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Marketers in 2016.

Contact:[email protected]

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Simon Henson

Chairman

A serial entrepreneur, Simon brings a wealth of start-up business experience. He began his career in the timber industry before founding a European travel operation and an international electronics company. His most recent venture was a data management business providing outsourced services to mortgage lenders. Having secured 50% of the UK market, the company was sold to MacDonald Detweiler of Canada in 2006. He has sat on government technology and IT committees and now consults on the development of SMEs and their preparation for sale or flotation.

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Moritz Bolle

Director

Moritz Bolle is the representative on the MOF Technologies Board for Excelsa Ventures, a firm providing support for entrepreneurs in industrial innovation. Beyond funding, Excelsa supplies MOF Technologies with corporate resources, relevant manufacturing experience and the commercial spirit of a true strategic partner for a fast growing business.

Moritz, a trained biochemist with substantial entrepreneurial and business experience, has co-founded several start-ups, spanning from medical devices to homeware retailing. During his career, he has also spent several years as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, specialising in Operations.

He studied in Germany, the US and the UK, and holds an MSc in Biochemistry and an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise.

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David Moore

Director

David is Head of Spin Outs and Investments at QUBIS Ltd, the early stage investment fund responsible for the commercialisation of technology from The Queen’s University of Belfast.

He has extensive experience of high-growth venture capital backed businesses across a range of technology sectors from incorporation through to exit and currently holds Non-Executive Board positions with a number of the QUBIS Ltd spin out ventures.

Prior to joining QUBIS Ltd, David worked with a regional development agency specialising in high growth export orientated technology businesses and was a Systems Engineer within the defence industry.

David has a primary degree in Engineering, a Masters degree in Business Strategy and a professional finance qualification.

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Dr Pat McComiskey

Director

A chemical engineer by profession, Pat has spent the last twenty years of his career as a director and shareholder in a number of hi-tech companies. He has frequently participated as an angel investor and his current business interests revolve around the promotion of university spin-out companies in the technology sector.

Pat represents the QUBIS Fund on the Board.

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Darren Mawhinney

CEO

Darren has held key positions in UK and Irish companies such as Kainos Plc, Glen Dimplex, Cloud Technology Solutions and as the Head of Strategy for a national water utility. His career has spanned: export development, hardware, software, the water industry, engineering and renewable energy.

Darren has a Business based honours degree and MSc from the University of Ulster and has studied International Marketing at the University of San Francisco and as a S.D. Southern Scholar to the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He has been a Chartered Marketer since 1999 and, having been awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2006, became a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Marketers in 2016.

Contact:[email protected]

Photo of Simon Henson

Simon Henson

Chairman

A serial entrepreneur, Simon brings a wealth of start-up business experience. He began his career in the timber industry before founding a European travel operation and an international electronics company. His most recent venture was a data management business providing outsourced services to mortgage lenders. Having secured 50% of the UK market, the company was sold to MacDonald Detweiler of Canada in 2006. He has sat on government technology and IT committees and now consults on the development of SMEs and their preparation for sale or flotation.

Photo of Moritz Bolle

Moritz Bolle

Director

Moritz Bolle is the representative on the MOF Technologies Board for Excelsa Ventures, a firm providing support for entrepreneurs in industrial innovation. Beyond funding, Excelsa supplies MOF Technologies with corporate resources, relevant manufacturing experience and the commercial spirit of a true strategic partner for a fast growing business.

Moritz, a trained biochemist with substantial entrepreneurial and business experience, has co-founded several start-ups, spanning from medical devices to homeware retailing. During his career, he has also spent several years as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, specialising in Operations.

He studied in Germany, the US and the UK, and holds an MSc in Biochemistry and an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise.

Photo of David Moore

David Moore

Director

David is Head of Spin Outs and Investments at QUBIS Ltd, the early stage investment fund responsible for the commercialisation of technology from The Queen’s University of Belfast.

He has extensive experience of high-growth venture capital backed businesses across a range of technology sectors from incorporation through to exit and currently holds Non-Executive Board positions with a number of the QUBIS Ltd spin out ventures.

Prior to joining QUBIS Ltd, David worked with a regional development agency specialising in high growth export orientated technology businesses and was a Systems Engineer within the defence industry.

David has a primary degree in Engineering, a Masters degree in Business Strategy and a professional finance qualification.

Photo of Dr Pat McComiskey

Dr Pat McComiskey

Director

A chemical engineer by profession, Pat has spent the last twenty years of his career as a director and shareholder in a number of hi-tech companies. He has frequently participated as an angel investor and his current business interests revolve around the promotion of university spin-out companies in the technology sector.

Pat represents the QUBIS Fund on the Board.

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