Our Team

Dr Alastair Andrew

CTO & Co-Founder
8 years’ experience in combinatorial optimisation and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence at Strathclyde. Airts grew out of Alastair’s observation that great work in academia was not being used to its full potential in industry.

Andrew Bone

CEO & Co-Founder
A strong blend of technical and commercial skills with a 1st class Computer Science degree from St Andrews and 7 years in the Financial Services sector with PwC and RBS. Working on Lean implementations inspired Andrew to explore how technology could take organisational efficiency to the next level.

Richard Cassidy

CCO
Over 12 years’ commercial experience, most of which has been spent in software companies selling enterprise solutions. Richard loves working with organisations to improve operational efficiencies and prides himself on helping teams identify areas for improvement.

Dr Jakub Dostal

Senior Software Engineer
Jakub holds a PhD in Human Computer Interaction from the University of St Andrews. When it comes to design, usability or front-end coding, Jakub is the main man.

Dan Fletcher

Project Leader
An accomplished Project Manager with over 10 years’ experience delivering projects within the technology sector and creative industries. Dan loves developing client relationships and leading an internal project team.

Dr Duncan Forgan

Software Engineer
Duncan is our residential scientific genius, with a PhD in computational astrophysics from the University of Edinburgh studying planet formation and extraterrestrial life! Now he’s applying his unique perspective on software development to his work at Airts - as well as educating his colleagues in his podcast “The Science of Fiction”.

Lauren Hart

Business Development Manager
After a decade as an Investment Manager, Lauren switched her focus to help SMBs scale through new business growth and key account expansion. Lauren all about building strong working relationships and Chewie, her labradoodle.

Andy Laughlin

Software Engineer
As a proud CodeClan graduate, Andy brings his passion for problem solving and love of all things challenging to his development role at Airts. He also loves all sport.

Jardine Miller

Software Engineer
Jardine is a proud CodeClam alumnus, having pursued a career in software development after working in the Finance and Technology industries. Jardine is an accomplished camel farmer and world traveller.

Laura Nagy

Software Engineer
Laura is a CodeClan graduate with an MA in Digital Media and Information Science. She is passionate about all things tech and, in line with her commitment to continuous learning, embraces an "I don't know that - YET!" philosophy. She loves doing anything that involves handiwork and is proud to be our first full-time female developer!

Keir Nellyer

Software Engineer
Keir has been into technology and programming from a young age, and is always learning new things. A recent graduate from Fife College with an HND in Software Development, he was part of the winning team of the prestigious KYOCERA KYOCodes competition.

Hannah O'Brien

Business Analyst
Hannah provides a crucial link between our development team and key business stakeholders. Hannah lives for software implementations (evident through her years of consulting) and joined Airts to support our wonderful customers and highly talented developers!

Will Robertson

Software Engineer
Will joined Airts after completing CodeClan's intensive software development course in Edinburgh. Before moving into software development, Will was a copywriter - and he aims to apply a writer's attention to detail in his code!

Joe Triccas

Software Quality Engineer
Joe is the gatekeeper between Braid and the world. He ensures any code we write passes the most stringent QA tests. With a strong focus on test automation, Joe helps us maintain momentum without compromising quality.

Andrew White

Senior Software Engineer
Andrew is passionate about AI and enjoys bringing its strengths into his code. He is a proud recipient of the ScotlandIS “Young Software Engineer of the Year” award, earned for the AI he developed to play Nine Men’s Morris.

Stuart Wright

Project Leader
Stu brings a massive 10+ years’ experience in software development, departmental leadership, and project delivery management. He’s all about building strong relationships and quality processes that centre on the end user’s and business’s needs. Oh, and you might also find him on the wall at your local bouldering gym.

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Our Advisors

Graham Curran

Project Advisor
Graham is a highly-regarded IT consultant, non- executive director and technology investor. He has significant experience in strategic advisory and transformation engagements, including some time as CTO of the UN Int’l Computing Centre.

Paul Chowdhry

Chair
Paul has 11 years’ experience as a member of senior executive teams within Wood Mackenzie. He is well-versed in growing technology companies, business plan execution, and international expansion.

Roan Lavery

Non-Executive Director
As the co-founder and current Chief Product Officer of FreeAgent, one of Scotland's most successful tech startups, Roan has over 12 years experience of implementing strategy, scaling operations and building a world-class product organisation.

Snowy Flippers

Company Seal
Largely a ceremonial role. Snowy occasionally endows the honour of "Seal of Approval" on those he deems worthy.

Find Us

Codebase, 38 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH3 9DZ