About us

Plexal is the innovation company and coworking space that turbocharges collaboration.

FIND US AT THE HERE EAST CAMPUS

Our story started back in 2012, when the Olympic Games created an opportunity to build a new technology hub for east London – with a difference. The vision for Here East was to enable creatives, universities and technology-led businesses of all sizes to not just sit side by side, but create and innovate together. A place where differences aren’t tolerated, but exploited. And Plexal is the campus’ innovation nerve centre.

INNOVATION CONSULTANCY

Our innovation team forges connections between industry, academia, investors, startups and scaleups. From helping 72 startups raise over £270m through our LORCA cyber accelerator to understanding the potential of private 5G networks, learn more about our projects.

HOME FOR INNOVATORS: OUR WORKSPACE

We’re home to over 800 innovators who are working in areas like mobility, AI, healthtech, cybersecurity, fintech, the Internet of Things, VR and more. They enjoy community events and services designed to help them scale.

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NEWS AND VIEWS

Launched: Centre for Digital Trade and Innovation

The world’s first centre dedicated to promoting an open digital trade system, which Plexal is supporting, has been launched today. The Centre for Digital Trade and Innovation will be a game-changer for the future of trade around the world.  Coordinated by the International Chamber of Commerce

These are the startups battling ransomware with Plexal and the NCSC

The UK government’s National Cyber Strategy identified ransomware attacks from cyber criminals and state-backed actors in Russia and China as one of the big threats the UK is facing. With

Let’s talk about PETs

Plexal and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are inviting health organisations and healthtech startups to share their views on privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs). We want to find out which PETs are

WORK AT PLEXAL

Learn more about our culture and check out our latest job openings…

MEET THE TEAM

Andrew Roughan
Chief Executive Officer

Brandon Hucq
Chief Financial Officer

Kate Pearman
Chief Operating Officer

Saj Huq
Chief Commercial Officer

Tracey Bedford
Executive Assistant to Saj Huq

Emily Merritt
Executive Assistant to Andrew Roughan

Hollie Saville
Head of Operations

Monica Cheung
Community Assistant

Dave Clayton
Community Assistant

Rheanna Pierre-Davis
Community Assistant

Reece Morris
Operations and Project Manager

Zoltan Kolozsvari
Facilities Assistant

Jennifer Underwood
Workspace Sales Manager

Francis Kontor
Head of IT

Andrew Harris
IT Support Engineer

Russell Gundry
Director of Innovation Strategy

Monika Radclyffe
Innovation Programme Director

Riz Noor
Interim Programme Director

Dave Rowley
Director of Growth

Bruno Sussat
Director of Emerging Technologies

James Gayner
Director of Defence

Diane Gilbert
Innovation Ecosystem Lead, London

Robert Kearney 
Innovation Ecosystem Lead, Cheltenham

Emma Marshall
Innovation Ecosystem Lead, Manchester

Graeme Reddiex
Innovation Lead

Alex Wakefield
Innovation Lead

Sam Brooks
Innovation Lead

Ruby Motabhoy
Innovation Lead, Manchester

Ben Edginton-Thomas
Innovation Lead

Jessica Moffatt-Owen
Innovation Lead

Mike Blair
Innovation Consultant

Holly Smith
Innovation Consultant

Arutyun Arutyunyan
Innovation Consultant

Tom Horner
Innovation Consultant

James Lamb
Innovation Consultant

Winnie Yan
Project Manager

Ria Khan
Project Manager

Matt Miller
Innovation Associate

Alice Xiao
Innovation Associate

Lydia Kerin
Innovation Associate

Alan Every
Innovation Associate

Rachel Britton
Innovation Associate

Stuart Nelson
Innovation Associate

Maria Barr
Innovation Associate

Joe Howard
Innovation Associate

Carly Saunders
HR Manager

Robert Sun
Management Accountant

Maame Arthur
Accounts Assistant

Jennifer Parker
Head of Marketing

Clare Hunter
Interim Head of Marketing

Zen Terrelonge
Senior Content and Comms Manager

Hana Gilbert
Designer

Chris Newman
Marketing Content Coordinator

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