Chief Executive Officer
Ken comes from an entrepreneurial background with experience in product & sales strategy, financial and channel management; while holding senior roles from a successful career covering HR software, E-commerce, telecoms to banking/ATM solutions. He is extremely passionate about how technology can be used to provide meaningful access to positive mental health supports and care.
He has worked with a number of large multinational organisations such as Gateway, HP and Dell in Europe, the USA and India. Ken Holds a BSc in Computing & IT, a degree in new business management and has recently completed the Leadership for Growth executive program in IMD, Switzerland. Ken has received a number of awards including the InterTrade Ireland SeedCorn award 2008, Irish Venture Capital Association most investable business award 2012.
As Creative Director at SilverCloud Karen is focused on designing, creating and delivering creative, meaningful and valuable user experiences. Karen is a skilled Interaction and Graphic Designer with a strong background in healthcare and research. Karen has extensive experience working with multidisciplinary healthcare teams and designing for end-users in relation to psychosocial support.
Dr. Derek Richards
Director of Clinical Research & Innovation
Derek is the Director of Clinical Research & Innovation at SilverCloud. Derek leads the initiatives and research that impact the development of SilverCloud solutions. He is very interested in the development, implementation and research of technology delivered interventions for mental health problems. In particular, interventions for high prevalence disorders such as depression and anxiety. Derek holds a PhD in psychology and specialises in online delivered interventions for mental health. He has presented and published nationally and internationally in this area. www.derekrichards.ie
Annett is Director of Marketing at SilverCloud, bringing 17 years of experience in strategic planning, sales strategy, product marketing and new market entry strategy. She has worked across Financial Services, e-Learning and the Mobile Sector. From Abbey National's offshore financial division to Smartforce (Skillsoft), the world's largest e-learning company, to the GSMA and dotMobi, Annett has held roles that included Director and Head of Marketing. She holds an MSc in Strategic Public Relations from the University of Stirling, Scotland.
Chief Technical Officer
As Chief Technology Officer, James is focused on the continued advancement of SilverCloud's innovations, with a focus on technologies to support mental healthcare interventions. James has been involved in the development of the SilverCloud platform since its inception as research project. James has extensive experience in developing learning technologies in a mental health setting, including systems to support email counselling, online peer support and systems for learning and collaborating around creative tasks.
Dr. Gavin Doherty
Gavin is one of SilverCloud's founders and scientific advisors. Gavin's specialties include healthcare technologies, visual design and information visualization. Gavin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Trinity College Dublin and widely published and experienced in the area of technology for mental health.
Prof John Sharry, Clinical Director
Many of SilverCloud's programmes are designed in-conjunction with John and his team of clinical specialists. He is an adjunct Professor at the School of Psychology in University College Dublin and a founder of the Parents Plus Charity. As a family psychotherapist, John has over 27 years experience of clinical work in child and adolescent mental health. He is the co-developer of the award winning, evidence-based Parents Plus and Working Things Out Programmes, and the best selling author of fourteen positive psychology and self-help books for families. John is also a weekly columnist for The Irish Times and a regular contributor to the national media. His practice website is: www.solutiontalk.ie