William Revels appointed new chair of CHIC

Senior industry leader William Revels has been appointed to chair the board of the Connected Health Innovation Centre (CHIC).

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William brings 25 years of technology and communications industry experience to the role charged with leading the £8m Invest Northern Ireland funded competence centre.

William is currently the founder and Director of the PwC Advanced Research and Engineering Centre which has created 150 software engineering jobs, 38 post-doctoral roles across Ulster University and Queens University and a further 700 PwC operational jobs to consume the technology. Previously he held senior roles in BT, and a number of startups.

CHIC has been operating for 6 years, bringing local industry into collaborative research projects in the connected health space.

William Revels commented “I am delighted to be taking on this role in light of the post-pandemic drive to accelerate development of connected health technologies. We have a real strength in this sector and CHIC is one of the key catalysts in Northern Ireland”

CHIC Centre Director David Branagh commented:

“Through our world-renowned academics Prof Jim McLaughlin and Pro Chris Nugent CHIC projects have impacted on local businesses working in areas such as respiratory care, low-cost home testing and social isolation – William brings a wealth of applicable knowledge and experience to the centre."