About Our Team

People making a difference

About Our Team

People making a difference

About Our Team

People making a difference

Meet the Board

Dr James Gerald Doherty

Chairman of the Board

An experienced entrepreneur, he founded and was CEO of Amphion Semiconductor Ltd, an advanced microchip design company co-headquartered in Belfast and San Jose, CA. with a client base of major semiconductor and electronics companies worldwide which was acquired by Conexant Systems. Dr Doherty remains an advisor to Queens on intellectual property exploitation and entrepreneurship.

Allen Martin

Non-executive Director

Allen Martin, MA (Hons), FCA, is a Chartered Accountant and Corporate Finance professional with significant commercial experience in Corporate Finance lead advisory, M&A, Corporate Banking and Venture Capital. Allen joined Kernel Capital in 2014. Based in Kernel’s Belfast Office, he is focused on equity investments in Northern Ireland technology companies.

Frank Bryan

Frank Bryan

Non-executive Director

Frank Bryan FIoD CEng MIET AMAC is a senior executive coach and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. As a chartered electrical engineer, Mr Bryan has been Managing Director of his own company providing engineering services since 1993, following 9 years with ICI / AstraZeneca.

Meet the Management Team

Hugh Cormican

Cirdan CEO

Hugh, a founder of Cirdan, studied physics at Queens University Belfast.  Also a founder and Director of Andor Technologies Plc, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by QUB in 2003. During his PhD studies Hugh became involved in the start-up of Andor Technology. In 2000 he was awarded the Institute of Physics Paterson medal and prize for commercialization of Physics in recognition of the success of Andor.

Dominic Saunders

Head of Customer Support

Dominic has over 20 years’ experience with Laboratory Information Systems.  His technical knowledge base includes a very strong understanding of databases, network engineering principles and unix skills including design, implementation and administration of large complex systems. He has acted as a Senior DBA in the Asia/Pacific region for over 17 years and has degree in Computing, with advanced certification in Database systems and Network Engineering.


Frank Bryan

Stephen Dunniece

Research and Development Director
A founder of Cirdan, Stephen studied at Belfast Institute and the University of Ulster where he completed a MSc. in Electronics and Signal Processing. After working in the Physics Dept at QUB he joined Belfast start-up Andor Technology Ltd. For the next 7 years, he undertook all aspects of camera hardware design. In 1999, Stephen became Director of his own business, Audio Control Systems Ltd, involved in the design and installation of interactive equipment for the special needs sector.

Dave Crockett

Head of Global Sales

Dave has spent the past 17 years focusing on laboratory informatics. Most of his time has been attentive to support and growth of international and strategic markets. Dave has an in-depth understanding of pathology and has worked to form relationships with numerous third party vendors to support new workflows and technologies in the laboratory.

John McCaffrey

Sales Manager

John has over 30 years management experience in Sales, Marketing and Distribution in worldwide markets including 15 years in imaging and spectroscopy. A key relationship builder, John creates value by focusing on customers’ requirements and the capability of an organization to deliver. He has an empathetic approach using needs analysis to deliver sustainable added value.

Frank Bryan

Lynne Cross

Company Secretary & Office Manager

Lynne Cross was the Finance Manager in Andor Technology for 15 years looking after the NI Finance function.  She was involved in Andor from its inception and saw it grow from a Queens University spin off company to a Global plc.  Prior to joining Andor Technology Lynne worked in QUBIS Ltd performing the accounting functions for a number of university start-ups.  Lynne is an Associate Member of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Jenna McGarry

QARA Manager

Jenna is the Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Manager and is responsible for the management of all quality and regulatory activities of the Cirdan Group. Jenna graduated from the University of Ulster with a BSc Hons in Biomedical Engineering and worked at Randox Laboratories for over three years before joining the company.

Laura Henry

Finance Manager

Laura has recently taken up the role of finance manager within the Cirdan Group. Previous to taking up her role with Cirdan she worked for ASM Chartered accountants gaining varied experience in Accounts, Audit & Assurance, Tax and corporate finance. During this time Laura also spent time working with Cirdan on various projects.

And some of our team..

Albert Man

Software development engineer

Albert has over 18 years’ experience working in Software Development, Integration & Support roles.  He has led a team of software engineers to design, develop, support and maintain HL7 Application Interface for Laboratory information system.  As an Integration Engineer of Custom Engineering, he worked with Integration Service Analyst to collect the user requirement, develop, test and implement HL7 application interface software for LIS .

Greg Morris

Systems implementation analyst

With more than 20 years’ experience using ULTRA, Greg still enjoys working with Clients to analyse workflows and customise setup. Greg has worked and supported clients in Australia, NZ, Asia, India and Europe specializing in Billing

Frank Bryan

Mary Swenson

Senior Clinical Systems Analyst

Mary has over 20 years of experience as a Medical Scientist and Laboratory Manager and over 15 years working in Implementation & Support for ULTRA. As a Clinical Application Specialist she provides analysis, technical training and support for Transfusion Medicine, Core Blood Sciences including Biochemistry, Haematology, Immunology, Microbiology and Quality Control.

Steve Powell

Sofware Systems Engineer

Steve has over 17 years’ experience working in Software Development, Implementation & Support roles.  He managed technical implementations & installations of laboratory software on a range of  platforms. Developed, programmed and implemented programs for high-end transaction based laboratory information systems as well as HL7 communication links between Laboratory and Hospital Information Systems.


Melissa Carson

Business Development Manager Australasia

With 10 years in the Oncology eHealth Market, Melissa is passionate about our integrated Mobile eHealth application to ensure every clinical health worker has all the information they need to give the best possible care to each and every patient

Agnieszka Czerwiec


Agnieszka is a researcher undertaking a Phd at Queen’s University working in conjunction with Cirdan on advancing diagnostics.

Chantal Carragher

Junior Sales and Marketing Executive

Chantal graduated from the University Of Ulster with a BSc Hons in Marketing. She is now currently completing a graduate scheme with the Export Sales and Marketing Academy developed by Invest NI in Cirdan as of April 2015.  Since working in Cirdan she has been fortunate in travelling  on behalf of the company in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain.


Andrew Annett

Junior Pathology Specialist

Andrew graduated from the University of Ulster in 2015 with a BSc Hons in Biomedical Engineering. He is involved in Pathlite production standardisation, research and development of new product and more recently the implementation of the Ultra database within hospital sites.

Interested in a career at Cirdan?

Check our opportunities section for available positions

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