Leadership Team

  • Ken Sutherland

    President

    Ken Sutherland is a Director of the Board and is responsible for all aspects of the strategic development and operational control of Canon Medical Research Europe. He is a member of Canon Medical Systems Global R&D leadership, and serves as an industry advisor to the Scottish Government on the Life Sciences Industry Leadership Group. He was Chair of the Scottish Lifesciences Association from 2014 to 2018.

    Ken returned to Edinburgh in August 2007 to join Canon Medical Research Europe as R&D General Manager, having previously held the post of Operations Director for a European multinational running its imaging R&D facility in Cambridge, England. He studied Electronics and Computer Science at Edinburgh University and has a PhD in image analysis and four years postdoctoral research experience in medical image analysis.

  • Satoshi Ikeda (Tomo)

    Vice President, Strategy

    Tomo is Vice President of Strategy at Canon Medical Research Europe, with overall responsibility for strategy. He previously worked for the R&D planning office at Canon Medical Systems in Japan and had responsibility for developing long-term R&D strategy there.

    After gaining his master’s degree in Biomedical Informatics at Tohoku University, Tomo started to work for the Medical Information System development department at Toshiba, now part of Canon Medical Systems. He contributed to the development of medical informatics products, such as clinical information system and health check centre system for ten years. After that, he led the strategic technology development department, which had responsibility for R&D on advanced technology in the area of medicine.  During that period, he worked for JIAR to develop the Japanese standard for regional medical informatics exchange and worked as Japanese delegate for ISO/IEC JWG7, contributing to the publishing of international standards of IEC80001 series and IEC82304.

    He has particular expertise in bioinformatics, database management systems, medical informatics systems, medical international regulations, medical international standards and strategy planning.

  • Andy Smout

    Vice President, Research

    Andy Smout is Vice President, Research at Canon Medical Research Europe, with overall responsibility for technology research, advanced development, intellectual property and software architecture. He has extensive experience in designing, building and supporting large scale software systems and has recently been responsible for the establishment of Canon Medical’s global Centre of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence in Edinburgh.

    After gaining his PhD in Quantum Electronics from the University of Essex, Andy worked in factory process control and semiconductor lithographic overlay metrology before joining Canon Medical in 2000. He worked for many years as Technical Lead of the Custom Solutions division, and following a brief period as Engineering Manager for Voxar 3D he transitioned to Chief Architect in 2007, Group Leader of Infrastructure in 2010, and finally Vice President for Research in 2013. Andy has been awarded a number of patents; however his proudest achievement was to have a seminal paper on “Mutually Incoherent Beam Coupling in BaTiO32” published in 1987, which has now received 142 citations (not that he’s counting, you understand).

  • Malcolm Campbell

    Executive Director, Global R&D Strategy

    Malcolm Campbell is the Executive Director Global R&D Strategy at Canon Medical Research Europe, with overall responsibility for the Healthcare IT Product Management team and coordination of business critical B2B global projects. He plays a key role in the Canon Medical Systems Corporation Global Product Management team and works closely with Canon’s subsidiary company, Vital Images, 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.

  • 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

    Vice President, Development

    Mark Donohoe is responsible for steering the portfolio of product development projects within Canon Medical Research Europe. With a strong focus on developing our engineering culture, he has full responsibility of the engineering teams, which include Image Analysis, Advanced Visualization, Artificial Intelligence, Infrastructure, Smart Fusion, Interventional Applications and Viewers & Decision Support.

    After studying for his PhD in Computational Neuroscience at Glasgow University, Mark gained experience working in robotics, educational software and the telecoms industry before joining Canon Medical in 2011. Mark has a keen interest in applications of mathematics and biology and is an active participant in the lean agile community.

  • Jannine Anderson

    Head of HR

    Jannine Anderson has over 15 years of HR experience, bringing a wealth of knowledge to this role. Time spent within the public, education and private sectors before joining Canon Medical in 2005 allowed her to develop proven experience in recruitment, employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training. Latterly, Jannine has developed a keen interest in organisational development, employee engagement and developing a culture of supporting employees in reaching their full potential. She continues to develop a fresh approach to outdated HR practices and looks for improvements on how HR can best support the business.

    After completing her PgDip in Human Resource Management at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Jannine more recently gained a PgCert in Executive Coaching and continues to develop her knowledge and skills in this area.

  • Peter Hyde

    Financial Controller

    Peter Hyde is responsible for all financial aspects of the business, including accounting practices, budgeting, financial planning, financial system management and tax planning. He also holds the post of Company Secretary within Canon Medical Research Europe Ltd.

    While starting his career in finance as Trainee Cost Accountant for Burco Dean, Peter obtained the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants qualification and received numerous promotions before moving to TDS Dextalog as Financial Controller. Following the  acquisition of TDS Dextralog by Barco he was involved in various acquisitions for the Barco group and also involved with the financial due diligence for Toshiba following the acquisition of BarcoView MIS Edinburgh.

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    Ken Sutherland

    President

    Ken Sutherland is a Director of the Board and is responsible for all aspects of the strategic development and operational control of Canon Medical Res...

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    Satoshi Ikeda (Tomo)

    Vice President, Strategy

    Tomo is Vice President of Strategy at Canon Medical Research Europe, with overall responsibility for strategy. He previously worked for the R&D pl...

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    Andy Smout

    Vice President, Research

    Andy Smout is Vice President, Research at Canon Medical Research Europe, with overall responsibility for technology research, advanced development, in...

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    Malcolm Campbell

    Executive Director, Global R&D Strategy

    Malcolm Campbell is the Executive Director Global R&D Strategy at Canon Medical Research Europe, with overall responsibility for the Healthcare IT...

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    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...

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    Mark Donohoe

    Vice President, Development

    Mark Donohoe is responsible for steering the portfolio of product development projects within Canon Medical Research Europe. With a strong focus on de...

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    Jannine Anderson

    Head of HR

    Jannine Anderson has over 15 years of HR experience, bringing a wealth of knowledge to this role. Time spent within the public, education and private...

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    Peter Hyde

    Financial Controller

    Peter Hyde is responsible for all financial aspects of the business, including accounting practices, budgeting, financial planning, financial system m...

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