Whitby, Founding Director
Max set up RGB in 1987 as a platform for his independent science communication activities.
Today three associated businesses operate from RGB's Warple Mews premises in West London:
the digital publishing company Touch Press, where Max is CEO; the natural history publishing
company BirdGuides, where Max is Chairman; and RGB Research, which designs and manufactures
periodic tables in partnership with Theodore Gray. In 2009 Max received a PhD in
Chemistry from Imperial College London. Previously in 2005 he completed with distinction
a Research Masters in Nanomaterials also at Imperial. Prior to becoming a
scientist, Max produced and directed over 100 broadcast television programmes
and has also been responsible for over 100 interactive projects including
websites, CD-ROMs, DVDs and museum installations. He spent ten years
working at the BBC, mainly for the science department, where he directed
the live Tomorrows World studio and made numerous films for
the Horizon series. He also spent a year at Thames Television as director
on its major series with WGBH about the Korean War which took him to North Korea. Back at the BBC,
he was a director on the landmark series Peoples Century and filmed
and directed the BBC documentary An Island in Time. He also produced and directed
the visionary film Hyperland with Douglas Adams. Max was closely
involved in the BBCs early multimedia activities and in 1990 he
co-led a management buy-out of the BBCs Interactive Television
Unit. He was a founding director of the resulting Multimedia Corporation
(MMC) which went on to float on the London stock exchange.
MMC developed numerous award-winning interactive titles, including
Sophies World and a series for the National Gallery of Art in
Washington. Max has received two BAFTA awards and been nominated four times: the BirdGuides website won in the
electronic magazine category in 1999 and RGB's DNA Interactive DVD won
in the factual category in 2004.
Dr Fiona Barclay, Business Development Manager
Fiona Barclay joined RGB Research in 2005. She received a Ph.D. in bioorganic chemistry at the University of St Andrews in 1994. She then pursued an academic career, working at the Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse and the University of Nottingham, before taking up her first commercial role selling scientific consumables for Crawford Scientific. Fiona moved to Sigma Aldrich in 2000, where she gained extensive experience in product and brand management, marketing, process improvement, lead management and the negotiation of high level sales and contracts. At RGB Research she is responsible for marketing a growing range of educational resources based on the periodic table of elements. She is also closely involved in the strategic development of the business and lends her social marketing expertise to Touch Press where she is UK Evangelist. Her primary focus is on RGB's natural history publishing company BirdGuides, where she is Managing Director. Fiona spends her spare time volunteering, birdwatching and filming.
Cathy joined BBC Television on a graduate training scheme and subsequently
joined the team that launched TV-am. She became a freelance documentary
director in 1984 and has made many arts documentaries for the BBC, ITV,
Central Television, HTV, Channel Four and the Arts Council, one of which
Jacob Epstein: Rebel Angel, won the "Best Arts Film for Television"
award at the International Festival of Arts Films in Montreal. Recently,
she has been series producer and director on a 12 x 30 series
about computers for BBC Education, on Practical Parenting, a 30 part
series for Living and on Pods Mission , two 8 x 15 science
series for children mixing animation and live action, for the BBC.
Andrew Goodall, Project Manager
Anddrew Goodall joined RGB Research in 2003 to assist with production of the company's periodic table collections and displays.
Since then Andrew has become project manager with responsibility for office administration as well as element sample production and preparation.
He has exacting standards, which are reflected in the quality of the elements now displayed in numerous installations and collections
around the world. Andrew travels regularly to the US to work on periodic table projects there. He is trained in HAZMAT shipping and
holds current IATA qualifications.