The Board


Iain Mackay

Iain Mackay

Iain Mackay has an extensive background in a number of technology companies including COO at Intuitus, CIO at Wolfson Microelectronics, CTO of, and founder managing team member and CIO at Kwik-Fit Insurance. Iain helped all these businesses successfully through periods of rapid growth, investment and diversification. He has also advised on hundreds of PE investments throughout the UK and Europe.
Iain joined the board of Reactec in November 2019, and took up position of Chairman in July 2020. 


Jacqui McLaughlinJacqui McLaughlin

Chief Executive Officer 

Jacqui McLaughlin joined Reactec from Smiths Group PLC, in 2014. Nine years of career progression within Smiths Group in various business leadership roles were preceded by nine years of product line managements responsibilities under venture capital ownership of a high-tech Scottish SME. High tech SME’s is where Jacqui’s career began in product design and project management.  
Jacqui is passionate about applying technology to differentiate business performance and to make a difference to the end customer. 
Jacqui has a First Class Honours in Electrical and Electronic engineering from Strathclyde University and owes much of her approach in team working to 20 years of competitive Hockey which included 45 caps representing Scotland.


Eleanor BarnardEleanor Barnard

Finance Director 

Eleanor Barnard joined Reactec in 2006 when it was a firm of consulting vibration engineers spun out of the University of Edinburgh, and has experienced first-hand the company’s growth through the development and commercialisation of its product offerings.
Eleanor started out as a post-doctoral research scientist working on “Mad Cow” disease and Alzheimer’s Disease, before becoming a biotechnology entrepreneur, co-founding a spin-out from the University of Edinburgh in 1999 that developed gene silencing technologies.  After 6 years running the SME as Operations Director, she retrained as a chartered accountant, and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Eleanor brings a unique combination of financial integrity with deep rooted expertise in Reactec’s core offering to ensure the business operates to the highest standards.


Tracey GormanTracey Gorman

Business Development Director 

Tracey Gorman joined Reactec in 2016 from previous director roles as a Head of Key Accounts with HSS Hire Group, Commercial Director for EJ Access Solutions and Business Development Director for Ashtead Plant Hire.
A long-standing career spanning 25 years focussed on business attainment through identifying and delivering customer needs.
Tracey joined Reactec with a passion to make a difference to what the technology offered its clients and their employees. Tracey leads the customer facing activities of the business with care and expertise in developing teams to be effective in sales and customer satisfaction.


Mark-Paul BuckinghamMark-Paul Buckingham

Non-executive Director 

Mark-Paul Buckingham was an original founder of Reactec as a spin out from Edinburgh University. Mark-Paul has a First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh and has obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering based on complex composite monitoring structures.
Mark-Paul’s core expertise is mechanical vibrations and he runs Xi-Engineering as a spin out from Reactec to help clients accelerate their research & development, solving complex engineering problems by applying advanced multiphysics simulation and measurement techniques.


Fiona Perrin

Fiona Perrin

Non Executive Director 

Fiona Perrin joined the Reactec Board in 2019 following a 30 year executive career in sales, marketing and general management, heading up businesses in the construction and services sector including those at HSS Hire Group and Rentokil Initial, before becoming a private company and PLC Board Director. 
Fiona now works as a non-executive director in the private and not for profit sectors. She is also Chairman of Independent Builders Merchants Group and non-executive director at Coastline Housing, complementing her focus on Reactec.
Fiona is also a commercial author and business journalist.


Alastair Hogg

Alastair Hogg

Non Executive Director 

Alastair Hogg is an entrepreneurial commercial leader with a 20-year career dedicated to innovation and international growth in the Health & Safety product sector. 
As Group Sales Director and member of the Executive Board of Latchways plc, Alastair played a leading role in the development and growth of the business from £5m to £50m+ in revenues, establishing Latchways as the globally acknowledged expert in its field.  Following the acquisition of Latchways plc by MSA Safety in late 2015, Alastair remained with the business to lead and support the successful integration program. 
Alastair joined the board of Reactec in November 2019.



Everton Football Club - Richard Cairns, Health & Safety Manager

“Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome is not just a problem for people using industrial power tools in the construction or manufacturing sectors – it can affect anyone who regularly uses other vibrating equipment including mowers and strimmers. We have dozens of lawnmowers that are in daily use at Goodison Park and our training complex at Finch Farm, so we have to have a monitoring system that is simple and effective. “In the past we relied on timesheets and individual record-keeping to monitor vibration exposure, but the HAVmeter system is a far superior method of doing this. All of the information is collated by the devices and provides us with a comprehensive overview of how much exposure each member of staff is subjected to. If they reach the safe limit stipulated by the HSE, then they are alerted to the danger at once – meaning there is no chance of over-exposure. “However, it is not just a good tool for preventing injuries. The system allows us to generate reports about the vibration levels of our equipment, so we can identify which machines need to be replaced or upgraded. It’s a very versatile piece of kit that will continue to be hugely beneficial to our groundskeeping operations in the future.”