Ian joined prosthetic hand manufacturer Touch Bionics in May 2011 as CEO from surgical medical device company Mpathy Medical where he had been CEO since 2007. Between 1998 and 2007 he was employed by Optos plc, firstly as CFO in Dunfermline, UK, and then as General Manager, North America in Boston, USA. Ian is a chartered accountant, previously working for KPMG in Oxford, UK and Prague, Czech Republic. He is a graduate of Edinburgh University and former Royal Air Force officer.
Touch Bionics is a provider of world-leading prosthetic technologies designed to achieve positive outcomes for people with upper limb deficiencies. Touch Bionics was the first company to develop an electrically powered prosthetic hand with five independently powered fingers and the company continues to be a pioneer in upper limb prosthetic solutions. The company's products include electronic prosthetic hand and prosthetic finger solutions, as well as passive silicone prostheses that closely match the natural appearance of the wearer.
A spin-out from the UK’s National Health Service, Touch Bionics was founded by inventor David Gow and is funded and supported by Archangel Investors Limited and Scottish Enterprise.