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Meet Our Amazing Team

Slingshot Simulations brings together a highly diverse team of experts to deliver on the promise of automated analytics.

Interested in working for us? Visit our Careers Page.

David McKee

Dr David McKee

CTO & Founder

When not coding or coming up with new features for Slingshot, David loves being in the garden building something, alternatively watching a sci-fi film or TV series. He’s obsessed with coffee and loves reading anything he can get hold of and collecting vintage books.

Robert Harwood

Robert Harwood


Rob has spent over 25 years in the high tech software and modelling and simulation industry, with leadership roles spanning technical, business development, marketing and corporate strategy responsibilities. He has global operational experience and lived in the US for more than 15 years before joining Slingshot.
Helen Gilder

Helen Gilder

Chief Financial Officer

Helen qualified as a Chartered Accountant under the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). She has 18 years experience as CFO of a London Stock Exchange AIM listed company focused on using technology to transform the entertainment industry.  When she’s not hard at work, Helen loves walking her springador dog and is the Chair of a charity working with children and families impacted by autism.

Joe Leach

Joe Leach

Tech Strategist

In his role within Slingshot, Joe manages the project development and simulation data structures. During spare time, films are a great passion of Joe’s. His favourite directors and films being: Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction), Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull), and Guy Ritchie (Snatch, Lock Stock).


Imogen Hetherington

Head of Product

When Imogen is not coding, she enjoys cooking, bouldering, and playing the slightly unusual sport of underwater hockey!

Alex Trout

Alex Trout

Application Engineer

Alex’s position at Slingshot allows him to pair his environmental science background with software development, working with a focus on geospatial tech. In his spare time Alex is either coding in a coffee shop, at the gym, or planning to be in another country. He also enjoys films, reading, and playing music.

Richard Kavanagh

Dr Richard Kavanagh

Head of Cloud and Data Development

Richard’s role involves the deployment of Slingshot’s platform to the Cloud. Outside of work Richard enjoys running, including a weekly parkrun, and Japanese martial art: Aikido.

Anna Goldson

Anna Goldson

Data & 3D Artist

Anna is a VR enthusiast who channels her creative background studying art and design to develop immersive experiences. She founded Leeds Extended Reality Society during her time as a student and now enjoys collecting movie merch, running and watching thrillers.
Eva Karagiannakou

Eva Karagiannakou

QA & Security Engineer

In her spare time, Eva enjoys watching movies, listening to music and reading books as well as hiking and trying exceptional food. She also has a passion for driving whether it be in crowded cities or a longer roadtrip.

Fatima Riake

Fatima Riake

Software Engineer

Within Slingshot, Fatima works across the different stages of development. In her spare time, Fatima loves bike riding, exploring new avenues and rollerskating!

Meet The Team VSA

Andy Middlebrook

Customer Success Manager

Andy’s role is to provide the interface between customers wants and the direction of slingshot products. He has over 25 years of Project Management experience in Technology and Software. Having lived and worked in the Basque Country for 12 years he loves cooking their local dishes. In his spare time you can find him in his studio trying to produce the next hit – you never know!