Ian Brown

Non-Executive Director

Ian has 40 years’ experience in manufacturing. In 2010 he was awarded an MBE for Services to Industry. Roles he has held include Chief Buyer/Supplies Manager Aladdin Industries and General Manager of National Standard Machinery Division.
Ian was also owner of start-up company Phillip Brown Fan Co. A business which made high temperature industrial fans and air pollution control equipment and of Phillip Brown Industrial Products and The Safety Letterbox Co.

Craig Mellor


Having graduated with a 1st class business studies degree, Craig then qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse. Moving into industry, Craig was one of the three executive directors that built a £1.25billion enterprise value property business from inception.
Craig is now working with Deer Technology to commercialise the technologies developed.

Hugh Mort

Managing Director

Hugh is the co-founder of Deer Technology and co-inventor of the LimpetReader meter reading solution. He has over 25 years engineering experience in product design; metal processes; vehicle conversions and drive systems; radio frequency communications and associated electronics.

Dr Gwyn Brooks


Gwyn is a businessman with over 40 years industrial experience in the manufacture of metal salts and highly alloyed products for many hi-tech applications (e.g. aerospace; electronic packaging; automotive, defence etc.).
Co-founder and M.D. of a start-up company Sandvik/Osprey Ltd from 1974 to 2006. In 1990 Gwyn was awarded an MBE for Services to Industry.
He is also a recipient of the Queens Award for Exports in 1975 and 1989. Gwyn’s previous roles have included M.D. of Mechema Chemicals Ltd and Chairman of Neath Port Talbot Waste Management Company 1993 to 2005.
Gwyn has negotiated approx. 50 technology transfer licenses on a worldwide basis to many major international corporations. He is also an author of more than 20 published technical papers and numerous patents. Gwyn holds a PhD and an M.Sc. in Mech. Eng. + Heat Transfer.

Dr Garry Jackson

Research and Development Director

Garry is the co-founder of Deer Technology and co-inventor of the LimpetReader meter reading solution. Garry has over 20 years’ experience in a wide range of electronics industries. His experience spans the breadth of electronic product design including multi-disciplined hardware, firmware and algorithm design.
Specialisms also include data logging systems; design of low-cost, high-reliability electronic products; low-cost image processing systems; wireless communication systems; ultra-low power system design and wireless communication systems.
He holds a B.Eng. (Electronic Engineering).