Skip to content
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 …

Read More

Guy Wendon

Guy Wendon

Head of Business Development

Guy is responsible for business development at the Alacrity Foundation.  He works closely with our partners and assists the teams with commercialisation and marketing.

Read More

James Lewis

James Lewis

Head of Programme

As Programme Manager (UK), James is responsible for the day-to-day operational running of the programme, the development of the graduate teams and supporting the on-going strategic development of the Foundation.

Read More

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.

Read More

Jessica Harris

Jessica Harris

Office Manager

Jessica is the Office Manager at the Alacrity Foundation; focusing on event co-ordination, graduate recruitment, general administration and assisting with the operational running of the programme.

Read More

Prof Simon Gibson, CBE

Prof Simon Gibson, CBE

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 …

Read More

Terry Matthews

Terry Matthews

Patron

Terry Matthews is the founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover International, a private, global investment management firm and holding company. Since 1972, Terry has founded or funded more than 100 companies. Early data networking giant Newbridge Networks …

Read More


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.

Read More

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 …

Read More

Prof Hilary Lappin Scott OBE

Trustee

Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott OBE 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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

Return to top