Meet the team

After his son was born needing a powered chair, our founder was struck by the mobility industry’s patronising rhetoric of ‘life improvement’, ‘freedom’ and ‘having the will’, which were in stark contrast to the ugly products with limited function that were actually available. Believing that it must be possible to fulfil both functional and aesthetic ideals, he set about assembling experts capable of transforming an industry. 

Our team have all experienced, first hand, the limitations of powered wheelchairs, whether it is through friends, parents or children, aging, cerebral palsy or Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Agreeing that existing devices were more like the rattan bath chair of the Victorian era, we came together with a mission to radically transform powered mobility and deliver a beautifully designed, yet functional product, fit for use by real people in the 21st Century.

The Centaur is just the start.

Eric Kihlstrom, chairman of Centaur Robotics

Eric Kihlstrom


Co-founder of parliamentary group on longevity. Former director ISCF Healthy Ageing. Ageing 2.0 UK Ambassador. Hon Assoc Prof of Primary Care Innovation at De Montfort University. Expert Advisory Board at Design Age Institute. Serial entrepreneur.

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David Rajan

Founder and Non-executive Director

Senior executive with experience in technology, data, product design and strategy. Worked with Oracle, Method, GlobalLogic and Marakon.

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Rod Brown

Chief Executive Officer

Entrepreneur with founder, chairman and CEO experience. Member of leadership team at John Lewis Partnership. Formerly Category Director Services at Tesco. Specialist in control engineering discipline.

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Paul Campbell

Chief Product Officer

Award winning design director at Ford Motor Company, responsible for design of award winning commercial vehicles such as the Transit, Connect, Courier and F Max.

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Philip Poyner

Chief Financial Officer

Chartered accountant and FD for SMEs and early stage companies. Expert in strategy, business planning and fundraising.

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Clive Johnson

Chief Production Officer

International business leader with extensive experience commercialising innovative technologies and products.

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John Reed

Chief of Engineering

Vehicle engineering manager at Ford Motor Company, responsible for delivery of award-winning commercial vehicles such as the Transit

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Centaur Robotics Ltd 14 Weller Street, London, SE1 1QU, United Kingdom (Registered in the UK Company Number 09130056)