Angela Elliot Mathis
Angela is a Council member of ADS Scotland, the UK trade body for Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space, and is on the Market and Economics Advisory Group of the UK Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI).
She also served 5 years on the Scottish Science Advisory Council (SSAC), advising the Scottish Government on science related policies and legislation.
Her 35-year professional history is in international technology commercialization.
In the early 1990s, in response to the ‘ozone crisis’, whilst at I.C. I. Polyurethanes (Belgium), Angela successfully commercialised a novel CFC-free and recyclable product for the sofa and mattress industries, branded as ‘Waterlily – comfort cushioning’.
In 1999 she launched the Iomega Zip drive across Europe achieving $600m revenue in 2 years, and went on to lead the commercial expansion of independent internet service and data warehousing provider, PSINet Europe.
She is a Global Scot, having lived and worked in Paris, Brussels, Geneva and Freiberg, Germany for over 20 years, and has served on the Board of SIE (Scottish Institute for Enterprise) for 12 years