Meet the Team

Meet the team which sets us apart from the competition. Our positive team spirit is at the core of Chromacity’s culture to exceed our customer’s expectations with diligence, professionalism and integrity. We enjoy what we do and it shows.

Shahida Imani – Chief Executive Officer

Shahida Imani was appointed as CEO of Chromacity in August 2018. A Chartered Management Accountant, Shahida has worked for number of high tech companies such as Optos, Voxar and Odos Imaging bringing expertise in scale up and international expansion.

Shahida Imani

Chief Executive Officer
Dr Christopher Leburn – Commercial Director and Co-Founder

Dr. Christopher Leburn leads the commercial growth of Chromacity. The former Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellow holds a Ph.D. from the University of St Andrews in ultrafast solid-state lasers and co-founded Chromacity in 2013.

Dr Christopher Leburn

Commercial Director and Co-Founder
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Dr Carl Farrell manages the design and development of Chromacity’s product portfolio. The Technical Director and Co-Founder holds a Ph.D. from the University of Southampton in optical fibre lasers.

Dr Carl Farrell

Technical Director & Co-Founder
Melissa Crahan – Finance & Office Manager

Melissa Crahan was appointed as the Finance & Office Manager in July 2019 and brings over 10 years’ experience in finance, HR and operations management.

Melissa Crahan

Finance & Office Manager
Bill Handyside – Head of Manufacturing

Bill Handyside joined Chromacity in June 2019 as the Head of Manufacturing. Bill brings over 10 years’ experience from the laser industry and holds an MSc in Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices from the University of St Andrews.

Bill Handyside

Head of Manufacturing
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Michael Dalgleish was appointed as Marketing & Communications Manager in September 2019 and offers over 15 years’ experience within biotechnology, IT and the energy sector.

Michael Dalgleish

Marketing & Communications Manager

Join the team


Chromacity is an equal opportunities employer and we’re always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our fast-growing team. Interested? Send your C.V. to:

Current Opportunities

International Business Development Manager

The role will facilitate the building of global awareness of the Chromacity brand and be recognised as the market leader in the field of laser technology.


What you can expect

The purpose of the role is the management, coordination and execution of marketing activities for the business with demonstrable experience in the areas below, supported by evidence:

  • Market research to evaluate the value proposition (new market applications, pricing, competitor analysis, new territories etc.)
  • Develop and execute the right market entry strategy (e.g. licensing, direct market, OEM etc.) for all international markets/overseas opportunities.
  • Attend conference and exhibitions to gather market data and meet potential customers .
  • Manage key customer relationships and participate in closing strategic opportunities.
  • Produce a plan which analyses and prioritises potential opportunities for each of the expanded product range aligned to sales targets.
  • Help define the sales process and metrics for performance management of team.
  • Upskill internal members of the team.


Desirable Criteria

Candidates must have previous business development experience at a senior level with a track record of closing high value strategic business opportunities, ideally within a tech company setting and an understanding to complex technical sales process.


Must have a good understanding of developing and raising awareness of market profile, develop new customer relationships and ability to research and develop business opportunities in new markets as well as confidently being able to produce reports on effectiveness of sales and business development activity.


Must be a confident leader, with effective project management qualities. A good understanding of industry standards and regulatory requirements would be desirable.


You will have strong communication and organisation skills as well as be competent and confident with IT and Microsoft Office.




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