Meet the team

Being a member of the Plexal team means feeling empowered to experiment, test and create.

Plexal is a team of more than 80 people across the UK with backgrounds in civil service, innovation consultancy, research, building and scaling startups, facilities and real estate management, building communities and customer service excellence.

Meet our senior team

Andrew Roughan,
Chief Executive Officer

Andrew is a passionate tech for good advocate and he’s strategically created Plexal’s collaborative innovation ecosystem to simultaneously improve national security while creating prosperity. Andrew previously held the role of Here East COO, supporting the government mission to regenerate the Olympic Park, leveraging his experience of business transformation from earlier roles.

Kate Pearman,
Chief Operating Officer

Kate has a broad remit, overseeing Plexal’s community, IT, HR, sales, marketing and operation departments alongside workspaces with over 800 innovators. Recognising people’s different requirements, Kate led workspace upgrades to support seen and unseen disabilities.  And having worked for commercial and non-for-profit organisations including The Independent, Kate is mindful to align operational and cultural objectives.

Brandon Hucq,
Chief Financial Officer

Brandon leads Plexal’s financial strategy and reporting, as well as legal and risk management, with an analytical approach across all departments to optimise business performance. Brandon was previously FD at transport software and engineering company Pi Innovo, while other roles have included positions at management consultancy Deloitte and pan-African investment and banking group Old Mutual.

Saj Huq,
Chief Commercial Officer

Saj leads Plexal’s Innovation team and specialises in building collaborative ecosystems between startups, government, industry and academia to solve strategic challenges. Saj has extensive experience working with startups at the intersection of national security and emerging technologies, and leading high profile global initiatives, including LORCA and the NCSC Innovation Partnership. Saj is a member of HMG’s National Cyber Advisory Board, chaired by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and his previous roles include an eclectic mix of consulting, startup and military experience.

Meet our Directors

Bruno Sussat

Bruno Sussat

Senior Director, Consulting

Dave Rowley

Senior Director, Go-to-Market

Erika Wilkins

Operations Director

Iain Wallace

Iain Wallace

Director of Partnerships and Alliances

James Gayner

Director of Defence

Monika Radclyffe

Monika Radclyffe

Senior Director, Programmes

Russell Gundry

Senior Director, Clusters