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Key People

We are a knowledge based company with a highly skilled workforce. Our extensive experience and strong academic links enable us to offer an unrivaled service. We pride ourselves on our ability to understand and communicate with you on the complexities of your domain, and to use our established processes and technologies to meet your specific needs.

The profiles below will help you to find out more about our key team members and the experiences relevant to your projects. Aside the key team, Certus operates a team of software developers from its Exeter and Sheffield offices. To find out more about how Certus can help you in specialised areas, please feel free to contact Certus or members of our team.

Ian Bamsey - Managing Director

Ian has a degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and extensive information technology experience ranging from control system engineering to finance and billing systems. He has extensive management experience in the UK and abroad, and has been Managing Director of the company since its incorporation in 2000.

Brian Lings - Information Systems Director

Brian holds a degree in Mathematics and a Doctorate in Computer Science. He is an information systems expert with over 30 years of experience in academia and industry. He has particular interests in the socio-technical aspects of information systems development and in technologies for asset sharing, most recently through the semantic web.

Rob Pumphrey - Technical Director

Rob has a first class degree in Civil Engineering and a Doctorate in applied mathematics. With over 20 years as a software engineer, he designed the company's open software architecture and MDE tool chain. Rob drives the company's pursuit of continuous improvement with appropriate utilisation of Open Source software to benefit our customers.