Our Company - Identity Assurance Systems Limited
Identity Assurance Systems (IdAS) was formed in August 2010 as a group of two companies, IdAS Inc. registered in Virginia, USA and IdAS Ltd. registered in England and Wales. The purpose was to develop complementary operations tailored to the legal and regulatory requirements of the USA and the UK/EU. American and British Directors originally served on the Boards of both companies. This integrated structure was however changed in 2011, when it was decided to separate the two companies, to enable IdAS Inc. to undertake US Government contracts in compliance with all applicable conditions on foreign ownership, control and influence.
The two companies do however intend to co-operate closely in the design and development of identity management systems and in the evaluation and testing of biometric and other devices. This understanding between the two companies does not involve IdAS Inc. providing any defense or nuclear related technology, product or service to the UK company or any classified or export controlled information. Co-operation with the UK company will be in compliance with all US export laws. Members of the UK Board of Directors give professional advice to IdAS Inc. on request, but have no financial interest in or control over the US company.
Our Team - the Board of Directors
Sir John Adye - Chairman
John Adye was in British Government service in charge of a broad range of security and intelligence activities for more than thirty years. His most recent official position was as the Director of Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), counterpart of the US National Security Agency. On retirement from government service he was Chairman of the Country Houses Association in England from 1999-2002. He joined the Board of the National Biometric Security Project (NBSP) in 2003, and since then has been actively involved in promoting a systematic approach to the international use of biometrics for human identification. He has been Chairman of Identity Assurance Systems (IdAS) since 2010.
Robert Dover - Member of the Board
Robert Dover has a first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manchester University. He has held senior positions with British Leyland, Land Rover, Jaguar Cars, and Massey-Ferguson, rising to be Chairman and Chief Executive of Aston Martin, Jaguar and Land Rover. He is a Director of several international companies, Chairman of the Cambridge University IMRC Advisory Board, Professor of Industrial Manufacturing, Warwick University and Chairman of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust. He continues to travel widely and is active in the management of his companies, and in his commitment to academic studies and charitable trusts.
Raymond O'Malley - Chief Executive (CEO) and Member of the Board
Ray O'Malley has an honours degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Having trained with PWC (London), Ray has gained experience over 25 years working in the UK and abroad, in a various sectors. More recently, he has focused his energies in CEO & COO roles in early stage technology companies, with a wide ranging portfolio of responsibilities including IP protection, agreements with key suppliers, HR, real estate and product development.
Richard R. Gill - Member of the Board
Rick Gill is Chairman and CEO of our USA sister company Identity Assurance Systems Inc. Rick formerly served as President and CEO of the National Biometric Security Project (NBSP), and was responsible for all biometric application and consulting services that NBSP and its affiliate companies provided to government and commercial clients.
Dr Giles Bointon - Member of the Board
Giles Bointon qualified in medicine at Birmingham University Medical School in 1974. He has many years experience as a general practitioner, working in the UK National Health Service (NHS), in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and in Barbados where he now lives, after retiring as Senior Partner of the Chipping Campden Surgery in Gloucestershire.
Our Team - Other Officers
Christopher Wiltshire - Corporate Finance Officer and Company Secretary
Chris Wiltshire has an honours degree in Accountancy and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He balances his working time as co-Principal of a Chartered Accountancy Practice in Stratford-upon-Avon providing general practice services to a range of private, business and charity clients, with that of Senior Lecturer in Finance at the University of Gloucestershire. He lectures on corporate international financial reporting, tax and professional ethics. He is also a semi-professional musician, and Chairman of the Stratford-upon-Avon Music Centre.