Meet our Team

Matthew Turner

CEO & Founder

Matthew has been hard of hearing since a childhood illness and has assembled this team to deliver enhanced audio / voice services to the hearing impaired as well as those with normal hearing looking for a better voice / speech signal requirements. Matthew has been involved in an advisory capacity and / or lead financial role in over £6 billion worth of international deals and transactions either as CEO, Private Equity or employee.

Previous roles include Director of Corporate Finance, Utilities for Ernst & Young in Brussels, Belgium; CEO of Bord na Mona Environmental (part of Bord na Mona Group, 100% owned by the Irish Government) responsible for numerous international staff, spread over divisions in Ireland, UK and USA (North Carolina). Director of Water for Nuon (multiple utility Amsterdam, Holland); Texas Utilities as Project Finance Manager based in the Hague, Holland and now CEO of Goshawk Communications Ltd based in Cambridge, UK.

Charles Henshaw

Chairman & Co-Founder

Previously, Charles spent 20 years with Ericsson before taking on role as CEO of China Mobile Hong Kong helping grow the business towards 2 million subscribers with HK$2bn turnover. Charles focuses on strategy, high-level networking and customer relationships.  Charles also managed the successful IPO of China Mobile in 2004 and will play a key role managing the investor profile of the business.

Professor Brian Moore FMedSci, FRS.

Advisory Board Member & Co-Founder

Brian is Emeritus Professor of Auditory Perception at the University of Cambridge. Brian is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and an Honorary Fellow of the Belgian Society of Audiology and the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists.  He is a member of the Experimental Psychology Society (UK), the British Society of Audiology, The American Auditory Society, the Audio Engineering Society, and the Association for Research in Otolaryngology.  He is President of the Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals (UK).  He has written or edited 19 books and over 600 scientific papers and book chapters.  He has twice received the Littler Prize of the British Society of Audiology. He has received the Silver and Gold medals of the Acoustical Society of America, the Award of Merit from the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, and the International Award in Hearing from the American Academy of Audiology.

Brian’s research interests cover the mechanisms of normal hearing and hearing impairments; relationship of auditory abilities to speech perception; design of signal processing hearing aids for sensorineural hearing loss; fitting of hearing aids to suit the individual; electrical stimulation as a means of restoring hearing to the totally deaf; design and specification of high-fidelity sound-reproducing equipment; development of models of auditory perception, especially loudness perception.

Brian has drawn up the hearing test, algorithms and protocols to develop the Speech Recognition and Intelligibility Map (SRI Map) and is co-author of the patent filed.

Alan Barrell

Head of Advisory Board

Alan Barrell has spent almost 30 years in senior executive positions in technology based industries and is now Entrepreneur in Residence at the University’s Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning and Visiting Professor of Enterprise at the University of Bedfordshire School of Graduate Business Studies. He is also Distinguished Guest Professor at Xiamen University, Visiting Professor at Shanghai College of Science and Technology and at the Fujian International School of Economics and Business, Fuzhou and Guanzi University, all in China.

He has been Chairman of Health Enterprise East Ltd, an organisation seeking to exploit innovative inventions, processes and procedures in the National Health Service within the Eastern Region since it was set up five years ago. Following a scientific training and six years working in clinical laboratory medicine in the NHS at the start of his career, he worked around the world with Baxter Healthcare and was its UK Chief Executive for six years. He received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion in 2006.

Dr Hamid Falaki

CTO & Advisory Board Member

Dr Hamid Falaki is an interim member of the Goshawk Communications Advisory Board as Head of Telecoms & IT and is a senior technologist with over 25 years’ experience in the energy and telecoms sectors. At the Digital Catapult, Hamid is currently responsible for the development and execution of the future communications strategy, supporting the development of novel technology, and insights into next generation of communications services and standards. He is also the interim 5G fellow at 5G Innovation Centre at University of Surrey contributing to core network architecture research activities. Hamid’s experience spans across large corporations in UK and overseas from CEGB, AT&T Bell Labs, going on to NEC, followed by working at Stoke as a start up in Silicon Valley, and later at Vodafone Group provided consultancy services on behalf of Aricent Group.

His achievements centre on industrial challenges and opportunities where innovators can add value with their evolutionary or disruptive technologies that can transform the marketplace. He has many granted patents, which adds a strong academic and commercial value to this industry.

Roger Mitchell

Chief Financial Officer

Roger is a seasoned, international corporate financier having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Scotland. Major public roles have been as Founding CEO of the Scottish Premier League, Corporate CFO operating out of Italy for Panini, Amstrad and EMI Plc and recently focuses on M&A advisory roles, restructuring, crisis management for WPP Plc for Italian operations and investor in a series of technology start-ups. With extensive experience with investors, innovative start-up, new management teams and growth orientated businesses, Roger will provide the strategic financial focus for Goshawk going forward.

Nathan Vautier

Non-Executive Director, Advisory Board Member – Commercial Strategy

Nathan brings 18 years experience having worked across the telecommunications sector with P&L responsibility of up to £2.2bn and having worked and lived in EMEA, Asia and US & Canada.

Currently holding the position of VP Commercial & New Markets for EMEA at Brightstar, the worlds leading B2B wireless services company.

Before joining Brightstar, Nathan led CTMG Consulting providing consultancy services for technology sector clients in SE Asia and Europe.

Nathan has previously lead significant teams through the launch of EE, the UK’s first 4G LTE mobile operator in 2012. As Director of Partner Channels, leading sales, marketing and commercial activities for 80 partners across both Consumer and Enterprise segments enabled EE to deliver the worlds second fastest 4G customer growth by a mobile carrier.

Before joining EE, Nathan spent 8 years at Sony Ericsson the mobile handset manufacturer. Holding EMEA positions culminating in his being MD for the UK & Ireland. 

Nathan started his career with Ericsson working with a number of wireless and fixed line carrier accounts such as O2, AT&T, Cable & Wireless and Manx Telecom. Nathan also completed the Ericsson Global MBA Programme in affiliation with London Business School and Columbia University.