Meet the Team
Established in 1998, Aurora has built its reputation not only on the quality of products it offers but also the quality of staff that it employs. Listed below are some of the key personnel.
Hugh Carr-Archer - Chief Executive Officer
Hugh was previously Executive Chairman of a highly successful software house in the education sector. Since the inception of Aurora he has overseen the formation and growth of the company. In 2007 he was elected by his colleagues in the industry to be chairman of the Intellect Association of Biometrics. Intellect is the UK's largest trade and industry association of IT and related technologies.
Patrick Usher - Technical Director
With a successful career in education behind him, Patrick moved into the software industry in 1990 with equal success. In 1998 he co-founded Aurora and leads the company's development of flexible and professional software applications and research.
Richard McLaughlin - IT Manager
Richard is responsible for the day to day running of the IT department at Aurora. Heading our team of specialists, Richard ensures delivery of all solutions at a technical level and provides a comprehensive level of support to our client base.
Tom Heseltine - Research & Development
Tom heads the development of our face recognition technology, leading a team of PhDs with extensive computer vision and biometric experience.
Kevin Mortimer – Financial Controller
Kevin is a Chartered Accountant and heads up administration and finance for the company.
Aurora also has one highly experienced non-executive director on its board with successful involvement in growing companies:
Helen Prentice – Non-executive Director
Helen is a fully qualified accountant who has worked with several companies in recent years providing expert guidance and advice.