SMARTKEM GROWTH LEADS TO NEW FINANCE APPOINTMENT

SDM

SmartKem, the leader in organic semiconductors for flexible organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays, has appointed a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to support the realisation of its global growth ambitions.

Steve Dunn-Massey joined the UK-based business, which has offices in North Wales and Manchester, back in November. Mr Dunn-Massey has worked in several roles as Group Finance Director at technology-led global businesses over the past 25 years and joins a leadership team of dedicated individuals with unparalleled experience and skills in the electronic display market.

The new appointment lands at a pivotal time for the company, as recent public and private investment has accelerated the scale-up of SmartKem’s technology within the global display market supply chain. SmartKem’s semiconductor platform delivers exceptional thin film transistor (TFT) performance for displays on plastic, enabling the creation of a new form of truly flexible wearable, mobile, embedded and large area OLED display products. With collaborative partners in Asia and a world-class IP portfolio of processes and materials, SmartKem is driving the commercialisation of this revolutionary display format.

SmartKem CEO Steve Kelly said: “We are excited to have added Steve to our team. Steve’s CV is second-to-none and his vast experience in high technology, IP-rich, global investor-backed businesses will prove a real asset to SmartKem.

“Having already experienced high-growth and with huge opportunity in front of us, it will be key to have Steve’s expertise on hand as we progress over the coming months and years.”

Mr Dunn-Massey said: “I am delighted to join SmartKem. Its innovative offering represents the very best combination of leading edge British science and what can be achieved through collaboration with global partners”.

“I look forward to help drive SmartKem’s further growth and the realisation of its ambitious plans.”

Mr Dunn-Massey’s previous roles include CFO and Divisional Finance Director positions at Morgan Advanced Materials plc, and CFO positions at high growth technology companies including FW Pharma Systems, MVI Technology, Irisys  and ip.access. Like SmartKem, many of these businesses are recognised market leaders in their fields.