Management team

Don SannellaDON SANNELLA: FOUNDER, CEO

Professor at the University of Edinburgh, expert and passionate advocate of software quality.

Don Sannella was educated at Yale, UC Berkeley, and Edinburgh University and has spent thirty years in an academic career, reaching his current position of Professor of Computer Science in Edinburgh University’s School of Informatics in 1998. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Don became involved in Contemplate while leading the research project that lead to its formation, and is co-founding Director and Chief Executive Officer.

Donald MorrisDONALD MORRIS: CHAIRMAN

Business improvement and turnaround skills gained in the most demanding blue chip company environments and start-ups.

Donald Morris has significant experience at a senior level in Financial, Business and Technology Services organisations, including Ernst & Young and Boston Consulting Group. He has held senior roles in a large number of major organisations, defining and implementing major change programmes in Europe and North America, with a demonstrable track record of building and leading teams across differing cultures and environments.

David AspinallDAVID ASPINALL: FOUNDER, CSO

Software analysis expert and lead technical architect.

David Aspinall was educated at Cambridge and Edinburgh University, where he is a senior member of staff in the School of Informatics. He has contributed to a substantial body of research in theorem proving, proof carrying code and computer security.

David was technical lead for the research project that evolved into Contemplate, of which he is co-founding Director and Chief Scientific Officer.

Derick JamesDERICK JAMES: NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

20 years experience in corporate sales of consultancy and software.

Derick James has broad commercial experience in Consultancy and IT-driven business change through Board level roles in both industry and IT Services organisations. He has a strong track record of sales in IT Services, Software Products and Consultancy. Derick’s corporate experience includes Seagram Distillers, Ernst & Young, Alldays plc, and Sopra Group, where he had responsibility for their Scottish Private Sector clients, including major Financial Services and Utilities clients.

Derick joined Contemplate in 2011 and served as CEO until November 2013.