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Our People

Genuine passion, curiosity and expertise

The executive team

Trevor McIntyre

Trevor McIntyre

Chief Executive Officer

“I’m a strong advocate of design thinking and it’s important to me that we foster a positive working environment. That’s what encourages innovation and enables our people to produce world class products and services.”

Trevor has over 20 years’ experience in international business, most recently as Finance Director of the Escher Group, an AIM listed software provider. In 2012, Trevor joined ADInstruments as Chief Financial Officer and served as the Chief Commercial Officer before taking on the CEO role in 2016.

Trevor is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce and PDipAcc from Rhodes University, a PCirtAcc from the University of Natal, and an MA (Finance with honours) from the National College of Ireland.

Michael Macknight

Michael Macknight

Executive Chairman and
Chief Innovation Officer

“Creating the future, creating something that hasn’t existed, is particularly interesting, even though it’s hard work. That’s why it’s so important to have enthusiasm from the top. Enthusiasm rubs off on people, and changes the way they see their work.”

Michael first developed his concept for a computer-based data acquisition system in 1985, as part of his Bachelor of Science degree. Today, Michael continues to drive ADInstruments’ innovation and new product releases from the company's office in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Michael has been awarded a Bachelor of Science (Physics) and Masters of Science (Computer Science) from the University of Otago. In 2015, Michael was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to science.

Tony Macknight

Professor Tony Macknight

Director of Education

“In my role here I feel as though I’m able to do physiology again. I used to teach two or three hundred people at the university...and now I teach thousands of people around the world.”

Professor Tony Macknight has had a distinguished career, including postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School and appointment as Professor of Physiology at the University of Otago. Tony was aware of life science's need for an improved method of recording and analyzing physiological signals. He was integral to his son Michael's development of PowerLab data acquisition and analysis systems.

Now retired from fulltime teaching and research, Tony travels worldwide to consult about the company's products with leading life science researchers and educators and ADInstruments staff.

Trevor McIntyre

Chief Executive Officer

“I’m a strong advocate of design thinking and it’s important to me that we foster a positive working environment. That’s what encourages innovation and enables our people to produce world class products and services.”

Trevor has over 20 years’ experience in international business, most recently as Finance Director of the Escher Group, an AIM listed software provider. In 2012, Trevor joined ADInstruments as Chief Financial Officer and served as the Chief Commercial Officer before taking on the CEO role in 2016.

Trevor is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce and PDipAcc from Rhodes University, a PCirtAcc from the University of Natal, and an MA (Finance with honours) from the National College of Ireland.

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Michael Macknight

Executive Chairman and Chief Innovation Officer

“Creating the future, creating something that hasn’t existed, is particularly interesting, even though it’s hard work. That’s why it’s so important to have enthusiasm from the top. Enthusiasm rubs off on people, and changes the way they see their work.”

Michael first developed his concept for a computer-based data acquisition system in 1985, as part of his Bachelor of Science degree. Today, Michael continues to drive ADInstruments’ innovation and new product releases from the company's office in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Michael has been awarded a Bachelor of Science (Physics) and Masters of Science (Computer Science) from the University of Otago. In 2015, Michael was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to science.

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Professor Tony Macknight

Director of Education

“In my role here I feel as though I’m able to do physiology again. I used to teach two or three hundred people at the university...and now I teach thousands of people around the world.”

Professor Tony Macknight has had a distinguished career, including postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School and appointment as Professor of Physiology at the University of Otago. Tony was aware of life science's need for an improved method of recording and analyzing physiological signals. He was integral to his son Michael's development of PowerLab data acquisition and analysis systems.

Now retired from fulltime teaching and research, Tony travels worldwide to consult about the company's products with leading life science researchers and educators and ADInstruments staff.

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