Executive Team

Permasense has built a strong and dedicated team to provide an exceptional level of technical and commercial support for our clients. With many years of experience in the oil industry, technology development and high quality manufacture we have the knowledge and expertise to guide you in selecting and implementing your monitoring solution across a range of environments.

Dr Jake Davies, Global Marketing Director

Jake led the operational testing of the Permasense system at BP refineries from the outset, and subsequently Permasense’s commercial deployment of the system at refineries and upstream assets across the world.

He combines a deep understanding of ultrasonic physics with a track record of satisfying the needs of the diverse teams within an Oil and Gas environment that play a role in specifying, installing and operating monitoring systems.

Jake holds a PhD from Imperial College London, an MEng from Oxford University and an MBA from The Open University.



Dr Jon Allin, CTO

Jon drove the development of the system and then led the creation of Permasense Ltd to deliver and support the system on a commercial scale.

He combines deep knowledge of the various technologies that are used to make breakthrough monitoring systems a reality with the passionate conviction that such systems must be designed for utter reliability in Oil & Gas environments, whilst also being cost effective for large-scale deployment.

Jon holds a PhD from Imperial College London.



Phil Pakianathan, Operations Director 

Phil heads up the company’s operations team which is dedicated to meeting the stringent system performance and quality assurance criteria of Permasense’s customers around the world. In addition to his responsibilities for facilities he works closely with suppliers and support staff to safeguard the company’s reputation for service and reliability and to meet the health and safety needs of all employees.

He brings a detailed knowledge of high-tech engineering technology and best practice to Permasense. 

Previously he held senior roles in New Product Introduction, Business Development and Supply Chain Management at BOC Edwards

Phil is a Chartered Engineer and holds a MEng from Imperial College London.