Our Team

Along with 50 robots, Q-Bot employs 50 humans at a headquarters in London and offices in Newcastle and Newport. The highly-experienced multidisciplinary engineering and research team has a unique blend of robotics, digital and building experience.

Q-Bot was founded in 2012 by Tom Lipinski and Professor Peter Childs, whose entrepreneurial track record includes the commercialisation of innovative technologies as well as previous successful exits.

If you would like to develop new cutting-edge technology and help bring the next big innovation to market, then find out more about our current vacancies here.


Board Members

Dr Ilian Iliev, Investor Director
Dr Ilian Iliev

Investor Director
CEO of NetScientific PLC, Ilian has a broad experience in supporting high growth technology companies and working with corporate, family office and institutional investors. Investment Director since 2015, he has led several investment rounds into Q-Bot.

John Kennedy - CEO at Q-Bot
John Kennedy

Chief Executive Officer
John become CEO at Q-Bot in late 2022, and he has extensive experience from executive finance and business roles in the insurance and technology sectors. His leadership has spurred significant revenue growth, operational improvements, and new partnerships for Q-Bot's 'robot as a service' offering. As a pivotal figure in securing funding, John now drives the company's commercial expansion

John Burley
John Burley

Chief Technology Officer

John has operated across the sustainability & renewables technology sector within scale-ups and more established businesses. Recent experience has been with CMR Surgical, a British medical device company producing a robot-assisted surgery system and Inmarsat, a British satellite telecommunications company, offering global mobile services. John has led teams large and small and across different countries.  He has delivered technology led, scale and sustainable service businesses though innovation via transformation projects.

Lee Maughan
Lee Maughan

Chief Financial Officer

Commercially focused CFO with over 20 years professional and industry experience. He comes to Q-Bot with 10 years’ experience at Deloitte, as a Director of the Entrepreneurial Business team in Cambridge, leading over 50 multi-disciplinary staff. As well as experience across a wide range of industries and stages of development from pre-revenue venture backed start-ups to private equity funds and national professional practices.

Senior Management Team

Leigh Fairbrother, Head of Commercial
Leigh Fairbrother

Head of Commercial
Leigh has many years of expertise in architecture, energy efficiency, affordable housing, business growth, operational efficiency, and sustainable solutions.

David Lawlor
David Lawlor

Head of Delivery
David has vast amounts of experience in operations, team management, retrofit logistics, data management, materials spraying, and robot operation & maintenance.

Dayna Kivell
Dayna Kivell

Head of Robotics
Dayna has electronics and computer systems engineering, mechatronics, and robotics expertise as well as significant experience in robotics development, production, and fleet operation.

Team Members

John Dempsey
John Dempsey

Robotic Insulation Installer – John likes to have installed Q-Bot’s solution all over the country and met a lot of interesting people. He would like to work abroad more often.

Dan Lewis
Daniel Lewis

Operations Manager Wales – Daniel is passionate about climate change and loves being part of improving the UK’s older housing stock through the use of technology. He dislikes lead times and motorway traffic.

Tom Jolly
Tom Jolly

Mechanical Engineer – Tom likes working on projects which improve people’s quality of life and enjoys looking forward to see how the processes delivering those solutions can be improved. He dislikes thoughtless design.

Grant Henderson

Robotic Insulation Installer  Grant enjoys working closely with clients and his team members while making a difference on people’s life. Grant remains after 2 years Q-Bot’s bowling and darts champion !