Our Team

Meet our team

United by one powerful, driving mission to deliver inclusive micromobility.

Eric Kihlstrom – Chairman

Authority on healthy ageing. Co-founder of UK parliamentary group on longevity. UK ambassador to USA’s Aging 2.0. Hon Assoc Prof of Primary Care Innovation at De Montfort University. Expert Advisory Board member at Design Age Institute, RCA. Successful entrepreneur.

“I joined Centaur Robotics because it delivers beautiful design, passionate language and innovative services – the three things I consider essential to bring about large scale positive social change.”

Philip Poyner – Finance Director

Chartered accountant and FD acting for SMEs and early stage companies. Expertise in strategy, business planning and fundraising including a full listing on the London Stock Exchange.

“I joined Centaur Robotics because I wanted to make a difference. With a great team behind it, I believe the Centaur will do just that: it will improve people’s lives. I’m also very excited at the prospect of seeing the vehicle widely used.”

Paul Campbell – Design Director

Over 35 years at Ford Motor Company, Chief Designer responsible for Ford commercial vehicles: Transit, Custom, Connect, Courier and more recently, F-Max and establishing the Ford Otosan Istanbul Design Studio.

“I wanted to challenge outdated attitudes to mobility. Using skills acquired over a lifetime, I designed a power chair which is practical, useful and looks good. I’d also like to see a wide cross section of people make the Centaur their first choice.

To bring this innovation mobility aid into the real world and your home  we knew that we needed a team of individuals who were passionate about this sector and had the skills to develop the idea into reality.”

John Reed – Engineering Director

Over 35 years’ experience at Ford Motor Company as Vehicle Engineering Manager responsible for delivery of Commercial Vehicles Division (300 engineering staff & $200m budget). Lecturer in engineering at Loughborough University.

“Interacting with disabled youngsters when my son Matt was growing up taught me a lot and made me a better person. By developing the Centaur in his memory, I’m using my skills to give something back to people with mobility issues.”

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