Meet the utu team


Peter Osborne (PhD) Founder and CEO

After 20 years of creating data-centric web apps with Datanauts, he’s returned to his first love - the environment. Peter has a PhD in Oceanography and an MSc (Hons) in Environmental Chemistry. He also provides consultancy in sustainable construction to the Fujita Corporation of Japan. But, more importantly, he believes in the power of individuals to help fight climate change.



Simon Brook Founder and CTO

Simon is an unparalleled expert in extracting meaningful data from what can seem like a gordian knot of unrelated information. He has been building elegant and intuitive data platforms for more than 20 years and has wards for his work that include an InnovateUK grant of ore than £1 million for harnessing large and complex datasets (in collaboration with ImageCat (UK)).



Emily Symonds Office manager

Emily is quite possibly the world’s best organizer. She’s responsible for keeping the Utu team in line and keeping our partners in the loop. Peter and Simon have come to recognize Emily’s ‘arched eyebrow of disapproval’ and to treat it with respect. She must be doing all the right things though, because our clients and partners love her.


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