Ian previously held the roles of Director of Business Development and Administration and subsequently Managing Director of Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd. the European laboratory of the Japanese Electronics manufacturer, Sharp Corporation.


“Few people can match Ian’s experience in technology management and technology transfer. He is an excellent technology manager, with particular experience in patents and legal aspects of research. He is also a skilled commercial manager with a great track record of value creation from technology.
This valuable skill in managing technology right from laboratory to customer is a great asset when Ian manages a team or advises as a non-exec.”

Dr Stephen Bold, Former Managing Director, Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd


“Ian Thompson joined the Faradion board early in its development when Sharp made an investment in 2012. His broad industrial experience, commercial insights and attention to detail were invaluable and he would always find the time to discuss an urgent problem.”

Dr Chris Wright, CEO, Faradion Ltd


Ian has been a Trustee of the Oxfordshire Science Festival Charity since 2014 and in 2017 took over the role of Chair. View website

Ian seeks Non-Executive Director positions in technology based companies.