The Board is the principal decision making body and focuses on ensuring the organization is moving toward its strategic mission through a combination of industry positioning, key partnerships, membership, and funding.
To maintain separation between long term objectives and nearer term development roadmaps, the Board looks to the Executive team and the Technical Steering Committee to apply development resources to projects based on the needs of members. The Board is made up of appointed individuals from each Core Member, a Club director representing the interests of all Club members and the CEO. More details can be found in the Company’s Articles of Association and Rules of Membership.
Board member for Arm and Chairman
Mark Hambleton is vice president of Open Source Software at ARM. Mark joined ARM in 2014 and took over leading the open source software group soon after. Within this role, Mark leads the system software teams chartered with driving Arm’s leadership in open source and has been responsible for the software engineering relationship with Linaro. Prior to joining Arm, Mark was a member of the Linaro TSC representing Broadcom and prior to Broadcom was the Head of Core Systems and a Distinguished Architect at Nokia in their Smart Devices group.Mark has been working with open source technologies for approaching 20 years and in the Arm ecosystem for more than 10, and involved with Linaro at various levels for over 5 years.
Board member for HiSilicon
Jonathan leads the ARM server kernel team at Huawei Technologies Research & Development (UK) Ltd. based in Cambridge, UK. The UK team works alongside ARM64 Solutions within HiSilicon, to provide upstream kernel support for Kunpeng server SoCs. A recent personal focus has been on CCIX, taking an active role in the CCIX Consortium's TSC, SW and Protocol working groups. Jonathan has a PhD in Information Engineering from Cambridge University. It was there, during a Post Doc on wireless sensor platforms, that he first encountered the upstream kernel and he subsequently developed the IIO kernel subsystem which he has now maintained for 10+ years. He takes a particular interest in encouraging new contributors to the upstream kernel.
Board member for Qualcomm
Bryan Huntsman is a Senior Director at the Qualcomm Innovation Center and is responsible for Linux Kernel development on Qualcomm Snapdragon processors for mobile and IoT markets. Over the past nine years, he has set up a team of engineers and engineering processes that contributed to the launch of over a billion Android devices. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Bryan spent 10 years in the telecommunications industry working as a SW/FW developer for embedded, real-time systems. Bryan has a B.S in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida.
Board member for Linaro Club members
Jon Humphreys is the director of Linux Core Product Development at Texas Instruments. He has over 25 years of experience in embedded software development, including tool chain and embedded OSes. He has worked with Linaro on TI’s behalf since 2015. Jon holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rice University, and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Houston.
Board member and CEO of Linaro
Li is a globally experienced technologist and executive, with deep background in computer science, research and product development, and open source technologies. He has worked in senior leadership roles extensively in the US and in Asia, having served as President and COO at Mozilla Corporation, General Manager at Microsoft, as well as Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems and Distinguished Scientist at SRI International. He graduated from Tsinghua University, Beijing, and received a PhD from University of Cambridge. In 1994 he received the Leonard G. Abraham Prize given by the IEEE Communications Society for “the most significant contribution to technical literature in the field of interest of the IEEE.”
Board observer and COO, Linaro
Rob has a wealth of operational, commercial and financial experience gained in the Technology and Life Science sectors, in the UK and internationally, in environments characterized by rapid growth and change. He has a healthy mix of blue-chip multinational discipline, from holding senior positions in SmithKline, General Electric and Pharmacia, and entrepreneurial flexibility and resourcefulness gained from his experience as CEO and CFO of several Cambridge UK start-ups, which included taking Tadpole Technology plc public and being a joint-founder of Synomics, a Bioinformatics software engineering company. Rob is passionate about helping build companies, generating maximum value from scarce resources and mentoring.