Team

UNPARALLELED EXPERTISE

With over 35 years’ experience in the biggest Formula 1 teams, we have the expertise to help you succeed.

DR OLIVER WATKINS

Oli spent ten years at McLaren Racing, five of those as Head of Simulation Development. He has a track record of inventing suspension components and he is our vehicle modelling and simulations expert.

Oli has an MEng and PhD from Cambridge.

DR MARK CATHERALL

Mark spent three years at McLaren Racing before leaving to do a PhD. During his PhD he did five years consulting for Ferrari, on everything from lap time simulations to high-dimensional metamodels.

Mark has an MEng and DPhil from Oxford.

JAMES THURLEY

James spent eight years at McLaren Racing, four of those as Principal Software Architect. With experience spanning live telemetry, wind tunnel control, and simulation, he is our infrastructure and cloud computing expert.

James has an MEng from Imperial College.

THOMAS BROATCH

Thomas joined Canopy as a graduate from Cambridge, where he was awarded an academic scholarship after his final year of study. He has been a member of a national sailing team (Laser) and continues to compete nationally. His work includes vehicle modelling and simulation.

Thomas has a BA and MEng from Cambridge.

ROWLAND JOWETT

Rowland spent nine years at McLaren Racing, becoming an expert in correlation, parameterisation and execution of offline and driver in the loop simulations. His mission is to ensure you are extracting maximum value from our platform.

Rowland has an MEng from the University of Bristol.

LIZZIE JARVIS

Lizzie held senior roles in the marketing sector prior to joining Canopy. She handles all administrative and business development matters, enabling the technical team to concentrate on providing best-in-class simulations.