Virtual Autopsy

Our People

“We are not a team because we work together,
we are a team because we believe in giving Respect, Care and Dignity to the Dead as they deserve!”

ASH GOVIND, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

With over 30 years’ experience in the Global “Death-Care Sector” and a pioneering leader in establishing the world’s first network of dedicated Virtual Autopsy Facilities in the UK, Ash has successfully consulted, commissioned, and project managed the construction of numerous Virtual Autopsy Centres. To complement his work in Virtual Autopsy, Ash is also engaged in Mass Fatality recovery and Disaster Management response and is a certified Member of the Institute of Consulting (MIC) and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI).

JOHN CONNELL, Chief Financial Officer

John brings a wealth of finance and commercial expertise from the healthcare sector to VAS having served as CFO/Director in senior leadership positions specialising in commercial Finance at Board level. His role at Virtual Autopsy Solutions is to manage financial planning & analysis, Management Accounts, Financial Control & Governance, and investor relations. John is a certified Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCIMA).

DR HEMANTH NAIK, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Medical Officer

Qualified and experienced Forensic Pathologist for over 15 years, Dr. Naik has been working on Visualisation technique for several years. Dr. Hemanth has eight years of training experience in Post-Mortem Visualisation and Imaging Technique and currently pursuing PhD in Post-Mortem CT lung pathology. He is also a practicing clinician with 5 years of experience as a business analyst in medical industry & bedside clinic with specialty in Family medicine & preventive cardiology.

ANTHONY AITKEN, Chief Technology Officer

Anthony has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry with specialist expertise in managing and supporting mission critical systems for large multinational companies. Anthony and his team are responsible for the IT deployment and installation of the Virtual Autopsy system worldwide, along with technical support and development of our in-house software and hardware capabilities. Anthony particularly has a deep passion for emerging innovative new technologies and complex projects, and is a certified Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS).

ROMA KHAN, Chief Strategy Officer

With over 15 years of experience in Mass Fatality and Disaster Management, Response & Training, Roma is also  a qualified Forensic Scientist with experience and specialisation in Forensic Archaeology, Anthropology and Crime Scene Investigations. Roma has held a senior position managing Corporate Social Responsibility profile and worked with NGOs for several years. Roma is the international advisor for AFFIC, Colombia and is a member of Forensic Associations IAMLE, MLAM in India.

DONNA LOUISE, Executive Director

Donna has spent over 25 years in the “Healthcare and Family Services” profession and holds post graduate qualifications in Nursing. Her role at Virtual Autopsy Solutions is to create specific case pathways that deliver on the expectations of bereaved families. Donna also sits as an advisor for several UK companies on strategy to enable client service excellence.

AJAY NAIR, Director Business Development

Ajay is an entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in Sales and Marketing, IT, and Project Management. He has worked on several Infrastructure and environment projects and has an in-depth knowledge in sustainable and renewable energy. Ajay also has deployment experiences in Disaster Response.

DR VUGAR K, HUSEYNOV, Project Director (CIS)

Experienced Forensic Pathologist and educator, Dr. Vugar based out of Azerbajan, has a reach to the whole of the CIS region and is the Chief Pathologist for the State.