April 11th 2023, Vancouver, British Columbia – Syniad Innovations Inc (“Syniad”) is pleased to announce that Giles Hill has become the CEO designate of Syniad’s defence materials company, Patronus Technologies (“Patronus”).
Giles Hill was one of the most senior officers in the UK armed forces, retiring in December 2021 after a hugely distinguished and unique military career that took him from private soldier in the Parachute Regiment to Lieutenant General. He has over three decades of national and international leadership roles and considerable experience in senior roles at the forefront of UK National Security.
Giles is one of the UK’s most experienced operational leaders with multiple operational tours including Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. He was Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment and the UK Special Forces Support Group, Commander of 16 Air Assault Brigade, General Officer Commanding 1st Armoured and 1st (United Kingdom) Division and Deputy Commander of the 40-nation NATO Coalition and Senior British Representative in Afghanistan. He also holds the distinction of having been the first Deputy Commanding General of the US 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg. He has held a number of senior roles in the UK MOD including Assistant Chief of Defence Staff, responsible for the UK’s International policy, plans and global strategy. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2014, Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in 2021 and awarded the US Legion of Merit for his leadership.
Giles said today “ I am delighted and honoured to accept this position in a company at the forefront of defence innovation. I very much look forward to working with the Syniad and Patronus teams.”
Martin Cronin, Syniad’s chairman, said today, “It is an exceptional honour to have Giles commit to become CEO of Patronus. Very clearly, he had a number of other senior roles open to him at this juncture, so his decision has been made with great care. He formally takes up the position in April of this year, and I look forward to being able to formally welcome him to the Patronus Board then. In the meantime, I am immensely encouraged that we have found a match of the absolute highest order between Patronus’s technology and an outstanding leader who brings with him phenomenal insight into Patronus’s defence materials market”.
About Syniad Innovations Inc.
Founded in Vancouver in 2015, Syniad Innovations Innovations Inc. originates and helps build breakthrough deep technology companies around cutting-edge advances in science & engineering born in Canadian Universities. Syniad addresses critical global challenges by partnering with exceptional researchers and providing them with the expertise and capital required to develop and commercialize their ideas into globally impactful products. www.syniadinnnovations .com
About Patronus Technologies Ltd
Patronus is a Canadian-based defence materials company on a mission to protect people & property. Patronus discovers, de-risks and commercializes novel materials that are crucial for national defence and security and aligned industries. www.patronus.tech