Leadership Team

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Ken Sutherland – President

Ken Sutherland is a Director of the Board and is also Assistant to the Chief Technology Executive of Canon Medical Systems in Japan.

He serves as an industry representative on the MRC’s Translational Research Group, advisor to EPSRC and has previously served as a lay member of the Court of Glasgow University and as an advisory board member of the Scottish Lifesciences Association. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and was recently elected as a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Ken studied Electronics and computer science at Edinburgh University and gained a PhD in image analysis and four years postdoctoral research experience in medical image analysis. He returned to Edinburgh in August 2007 to join Canon Medical as R&D General Manager following his previous post of Operations Director for a European multinational where he ran their imaging R&D facility in Cambridge.

Jannine Anderson – Head of HR

Jannine leads our HR and Office Support Teams and is responsible for delivering our people strategy. She joined the organisation in 2005 and has developed a keen interest in organisational development including workplace culture and employee engagement. She continues to develop a fresh approach to HR practices focussed on creating a positive employee experience.

Jannine completed her PgDip in Human Resource Management at Robert Gordons University in Aberdeen and has also gained a PgCert in Executive Coaching.

Andy Smout – Vice President, Research

Andy Smout is a Director of the Board and as Vice President for Research has overall responsibility for setting the companies technology research and advanced development strategy as well as the development of intellectual property.

Although his background is in Physics, Andy has been working on software engineering since the days of punch cards and paper tape. After gaining a PhD in Quantum Electronics in 1989, he worked in the fields of process control, real-time embedded systems and semiconductor lithographic overlay metrology before joining Canon Medical in 2000. He has extensive experience in designing, building and supporting large scale software systems and recently led the establishment of Canon Medical’s global Centre of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence in Edinburgh.

Malcolm Campbell – Global VP, Engineering (HIIT Division)

Malcolm Campbell is the Global Vice President, Engineering for Canon Medical Systems Corporation’s Healthcare IT Division, with overall responsibility for the global engineering teams, including the HIT team in Edinburgh. As part of the leadership team, he takes an advisory role, and provides close connection to HIT Division engineering.

He also has a close relationship with Canon’s subsidiary company, Canon Medical Informatics, in the USA.

After completing his studies in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Heriot Watt University, Malcolm gained experience working for Datacash in Operations Management and as Technical Architect for Aculab covering all aspects of the software development lifecycle. He joined Canon Medical in 2007 and has held roles covering both engineering leadership and product management.

Tristan Lawton – Chief Clinical Officer

Tristan Lawton provides clinical leadership, and his team of analysts deliver expertise and trend analysis to development groups and scientists within Canon Medical Research Europe. He is a key member of the Research Planning Office at Canon Medical Systems Corporation in Japan and provides valuable input to their mid to long-term planning effort, investigating the medical imaging landscape and emerging clinical trends.

After completing his studies at Staffordshire School of Radiography, Tristan worked for the NHS as a Radiographer specialising in CT, MRI and Nuclear Medicine. He achieved an MBA prior to joining Canon Medical in 2006.

Mark Donohoe – General Manager & VP

Mark Donohoe is the General Manager at Canon Medical Research Europe. He is also a Vice President and Company Secretary. He oversees business operations and is responsible for the delivery of the R&D project portfolio. The R&D services groups within Canon Medical Research Europe report directly to Mark. He builds our culture and capabilities within the organisation in pursuit of our twin goals of scientific excellence and product impact.

Mark’s main background is in engineering management. After studying for his PhD in Computational Neuroscience at Glasgow University, he dropped out to work on open-source software projects. He then gained a wide experience in industrial systems engineering working on education classroom support technology, robotics and telecoms in senior technical and management positions before joining Canon Medical in 2011. Mark has a keen interest in applications of mathematics in biology.