About the Founders

Darryl Smith has over 20 years experience in building software for the mass market. Initially trained as an electronic engineer he started his career in the UK working on large software systems for Shell, BP and State Street Bank. His entrepeneurial career started in 2001 when he co-founded Alchemex and created the Alchemex Business Intelligence software. While at Alchemex Darryl was the chief architect and CTO of all their products and helped the company grow to a global market of over 300 000 customers. In 2011 Alchemex was acquired by Sage PLC and Darryl continued to serve as CTO before founding Alchemed.

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Dr William Haynes is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in upper limb surgery. He qualified from Wits University with his MBBCh degree and then went on to specialise as an Orthopaedic Surgeon, FC (Orth)SA.

Dr Haynes was awarded a postgraduate fellowship at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in upper limb surgery. He returned to South Africa to begin his private practice in 2011.

Dr Haynes is continually at the forefront of medical advances in his field, is a respected member of faculty at both local and international courses and congresses, and has a keen interest in technology.