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Dr. Wil Williams

Dr. Wil Williams

Chief Executive Officer

Wil is the Chief Executive Officer of Alacrity Foundation (UK).  He is responsible for the strategic and operational development of the Foundation.  Before joining Alacrity Wil was a Director at the Abu Dhabi Education Council, United Arab …

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Sam Gibson

Sam Gibson

Business Development Manager

Sam Gibson is responsible for business development at the Alacrity Foundation, he works closely with our partners and assists the teams with commercialisation & marketing. Before joining Alacrity he held sales roles in a number of companies within the finance industry.

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Ryan Hiscott

Ryan Hiscott

Recruitment and IT Support

Ryan Hiscott has responsibility for all IT administrative tasks including the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of the Foundation’s MS windows server, virtual machines, data centre network, switches, routers, VPN systems and networks.

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Katrina Cousins

Katrina Cousins

HR Manager

Katrina Cousins is responsible for the management of Human Resources and Health & Safety processes at Alacrity Foundation, she works closely with the teams helping them with company registrations, insurances and legal issues that can arise.

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Prof Simon Gibson, OBE

Prof Simon Gibson, OBE

Chairman of Alacrity

Simon is Chairman and Founder of the Alacrity Foundation and Chief Executive of Wesley Clover Corporation. Wesley Clover is an investment Fund specialising in seeding technology companies. Before joining Wesley Clover, he was co-founder, President …

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Sir Terry Matthews

Sir Terry Matthews

Mentor

Terry Matthews is the founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover International. Since 1972, Terry has founded and/or funded more than 100 technology companies around the globe, with highlights that include Mitel and Newbridge Networks. Today, Terry …

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Trustees

Prof Ian Hargreaves CBE

Vice Chairman of Trustees

Ian is Vice Chairman of the Board of the Alacrity Foundation. He is Professor of Digital Economy at Cardiff University. In 2010/2011, he led a review of intellectual property for the UK Government. This was published in May 2011.

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Debra Williams

Trustee

Debra Williams started her career as an underwriter at Lombard North Central, before moving on to the Britannia Building Society and the data company NCR. Debra has worked at a management level at some the …

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Prof Hilary Lappin Scott

Trustee

Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott graduated from the University of Warwick (BSc and PhD) and then held Post-doctoral Fellowships in the UK and Canada before her appointment as Lecturer in Microbiology at the …

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Prof Michael Walker, OBE

Trustee

Professor Michael Walker was previously Group Research and Development Director for the Vodafone Group of companies. At Vodafone Michael had responsibility for the Group’s research activities and exploitation of its …

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Dylan Matthews

Mentor

As a mentor at the Alacrity Foundation, Dylan Matthews works closely with our partners and assists the teams with gaining new business and contacts. Before joining Alacrity, Dylan worked at the Celtic Manor as the Chief …

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