Meet The Directors
Ian Thomas has over 30 years as a senior business professional. He started his career initially as a communications engineer within the telecoms industry before moving into international sales and marketing. Ian is the Managing Director of Fatigue Management International which he founded in 2008 in order to develop and market the ASTiD driver fatigue technology. He is a certified Change Management practitioner as well as being Black Belt Six Sigma trained and is responsible for the overall strategy of FMI.
Jim is Technical Director for FMI but also holds a Research Fellowship position at the University of Liverpool’s Department of Electronics & Electrical Engineering. Jim has overall responsibility for the FMI technology strategy, development and R&D programmes. Jim has several published papers to his credit and specialises in C/C++ languages and Java Embedded Systems as wells as PCB design and digital acquisition systems. He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Electronics.
Dr. Paula Mitchell
Paula is a registered psychologist with nearly 30 years’ experience specialising in sleep, fatigue and shift work. She has provided consulting services to a wide range of corporate, government and community organisations, undertaken leading scientific research, and operated a clinical practice for individuals experiencing sleeping problems. Her expertise is centred around undertaking fatigue risk assessments, developing policy management and procedures and training. She has a degree in Psychology and Fatigue Sciences.
Ian has worked in the IT industry for over 25 years and has a background in software development and platform architecture. Ian brings with him a wealth of experience in mobile applications, programming and IT infrastructure design and development. He is also the CEO of Reach Aware Ltd, our software and application development partner (www.reachaware.com).