Board membership
Tim Brennan, Amadeus

Tim Brennan, Amadeus

Tim Brennan is a director of Amadeus and is General Manger at their London offices at Heathrow Airport where over 500 staff are based.

Amadeus is a leading transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, providing advanced technology solutions to travel providers and travel agency customers worldwide. Amadeus acts as an international network providing comprehensive real-time search, pricing, booking, ticketing and other processing solutions to travel providers and travel agencies through their Distribution business area, and offering travel providers (today, principally airlines) an extensive portfolio of technology solutions which automate certain mission-critical business processes, such as reservations, inventory management, check-in and other operational processes, through their IT Solutions business area. Worldwide Amadeus employs over 5000 developers.

Tim joined Amadeus in 2000 and prior to that was working for British Airways. He has specialised in Airline IT working on a wide variety of functional areas. Currently Tim has responsibility of leading projects for Airlines migrating to Amadeus systems ensuring delivery of customised developments, data migration, rules definition and user training. Tim is a graduate of Warwick University.


Ijaz Akram, Amazon

As a founding member of the Amazon Development Centre in London, Ijaz has increased hiring and visibility of the Centre while helping drive the tremendous growth in Amazon Prime Video, leading technical development teams innovating on behalf of customers. Responsible for leading the globally distributed living room engineering team working at the cutting edge of client, native and service technology, his team designs, builds, deploys and delivers the customers’ experience on Prime Video. His team is not only responsible for ensuring the streaming service works flawlessly, but also building new features for a variety of connected devices such as Smart TV’s, games consoles and set top boxes in all Amazon video countries globally and his work involves partners across the globe, including teams based in Asia and California.

Prior to Amazon, Ijaz was at Microsoft Xbox and led client/native engineering teams based in London for linear and VoD TV applications on Xbox 360 / LIVE across EMEA for broadcast partners ( Sky UK, Canal+ ), along with building and delivering capability for other partners such as Netflix and Foxtel. He has represented Microsoft at press and tech PR events globally including E3 and Gamescom for the launch of Kinect and helped design, architect and deliver the world’s first live streaming experience on a games console.

Ijaz graduated in an MSc Computing Science from Newcastle University and was the winner of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research (ESPRC) Scholarship.

Dr Bill Mitchell, British Computer Society

Dr Bill Mitchell, British Computer Society

Dr Bill Mitchell is Director of the BCS Academy of Computing. With a twenty year career covering both academia and industry, including work with Motorola Research labs, Dr Mitchell joined BCS from Southampton University. His work has focu sed on producing pragmatic automated solutions to industrial problems based on his research into the foundations of computing and large scale industrial case studies.

Dr Mitchell's research has been published in a variety of internationally peer reviewed journals and conferences rangin g from the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE) to the Journal of Symbolic Logic (JSL).

Raymond Mulligan, Credit Suisse

Raymond Mulligan, Credit Suisse

Raymond Mulligan is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the CFO Division, based in London. He is the Global Head of Trading Technology for the Investment Bank which is responsible for developing systems and technologies supporting all aspects of Trading. He is a member of the Investment Banking IT Management Committee. Prior to this role, Mr. Mulligan held a number of positions within the CIO Division, including CIO of EMEA Investment Banking IT, Global Head of Fixed Income IT, Global Head of FX IT and EMEA Head of Prime Services IT. Mr. Mulligan joined Credit Suisse from BZW when it was acquired in 1997. Prior to that, he worked at SBC O'Connor in Asia for 4 years where he lead Systems Engineering based in Tokyo. He started his career working in software R&D for Advantest, one of the world's largest Semiconductor Test equipment manufacturers based in Saitama Japan. Mr. Mulligan holds a BSc in Applied Computing from the Waterford Institute of Technology.

Alice Bentinck, Entrepreneur First

Alice Bentinck, Entrepreneur First

Alice Bentinck is the co-founder of EF (Entrepreneur First) and Code First: Girls. EF helps Europe's top technical talent to build their own startups. They focus exclusively on talent, often investing pre-team and pre-idea. Over the last 2 years they have built 20 companies now valued at more than $80m with investors including Y Combinator, Index Ventures and Imperial Innovations. Code First: Girls provides free coding classes to ambitious female students and helps them explore careers in tech and startups.

Prior to EF, Alice worked at McKinsey & Company and graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Management.


Ioannis Papagiannis, Facebook

Ioannis Papagiannis leads Facebook's Infrastructure Security team in London focusing on proactive discovery of vulnerabilities and on hardening the company's products. Ioannis also has extensive experience working with Facebook's anti-abuse teams where he contributed to multiple detection and classification systems. Prior to joining Facebook, Ioannis obtained a PhD on web application security from the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. He holds an MEng from NTUA.

Andrew Eland, Google

Andrew Eland, Google

Andrew Eland is at Google’s DeepMind AI overseeing DeepMind health’s engineering efforts.  Before Google/DeepMind Andrew led  the UK Google Maps engineering team. His technical interests include dynamic languages, distributed systems and development methodologies.  Prior to Google, he worked on interactive television for the BBC, and on a number of projects for startups. He graduated from the Department of Computing at Imperial in 2001 wit h a masters degree in Software Engineering.

Hugh Proudman, IBM

Hugh Proudman, IBM

Hugh Proudman is the Program Director of the Information Management development teams based in the UK. He manages development teams based at IBM's UK Laboratory near Winchester, and in Milton Keynes. The teams work on IBM's Master Data Management and Information Server products.

He has worked for IBM for nearly 25 years in development and management roles, and has previously managed teams developing Application Server and Java SDK technologies. Prior to his current role, Hugh was based for four years in Bangalore, India, and was responsible for development teams working on IBM's CICS, MQ Series and Java SDKs products. He has a Software Engineering MSc from Oxford University.

Dr Mark Hammond, Imperial Innovations

Dr Mark HammondDeep Science Ventures

Mark is one of the founder's of Deep Science Ventures (DSV) , which brings together the most ambitious early career scientists from chemistry to computing to build high-tech solutions from scratch. Before DSV Mark was at Imperial Innovations, managing the commercialisation of software including web and mobile apps, a leading technology commercialisation and investment organisation which sources technology opportunities from Imperial College, Cambridge University, Oxford University and University College London. In addition to the commercialisation of academic work he has built the student start-up community and accelerator ICStartup, this initiative drives venture creation via workshops, talks, funding and mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs. Before this role he worked as an analyst in a cleantech boutique investment bank and prior to this set up an IT service business unit.

Mark completed a combined Masters in Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence from UMIST and went on to obtain a PhD whilst leading a project which investigated how networks of neurons generate behaviour by implementing a biological neuronal network as the brain of a mobile robot. He has also been featured in new scientist and given talks at the Science Museum and Dana Centre.

Joseph Do, MindLink Software Ltd

Mr Joseph Do, MindLink Software Ltd.

Joe is an Executive Chairman and founder at MindLink Software since 2011. he previously launched and managed Formicary Ltd. Under his leadership, Formicary grew into a leading provider of systems integration and technology consulting for major trading platforms in the UK and North America. Formicary was acquired by Accenture in 2016.

Joe brings a wealth of experience in designing, delivering & deploying cutting edge technology over 20 years in the financial services industry. Prior to founding Formicary, Joe led numerous pioneering implementations of Java-based systems for financial institutions, such as BNY, Fidelity, First Union and Credit Suisse First Boston.

Ms Wendy Tan-White, Moonfruit

Ms Wendy Tan-White MBE, Entrepreneur First

Wendy is general partner at Entrepreneur First. Previously she co-founded and was the CEO of Moonfruit, the UK’s leading DIY website and online shop builder for SMB’s to publish on web, mobile and social platforms. Along with co-founders Joe White (COO) and Eirik Petterson (CTO), Wendy founded Moonfruit in 1999. In 2012, Moonfruit was acquired by hibu (formerly Yell Group) in a deal worth $37m. The acquisition was an important step in hibu’s transformation into a leading digital services provider and local eMarketplace. Following its launch in 1999, Moonfruit was bootstrapped post dot com crash. Through product innovation, $2.4mn in funding was raised from Stephens (US) and Silicon Valley-based 500 Startups in September 2010.

Wendy also acts as a mentor with 500 startups and is part of the WIE (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise) Power 50 network. Wendy has also held the role of Marketing Director at Gandi Group and helped launch, Europe’s first peer-to-peer lending site and, the UK’s first internet bank. She trained at Arthur Andersen, after gaining a BEng in Computer Science from Imperial College London, where her studies were sponsored by Ford. Wendy was awarded a MBE in 2016.

Paul Clarke, Ocado

Mr Paul Clarke, Ocado

Paul Clarke is Director of Technology at Ocado - the world’s largest online grocery delivery company.

Paul joined Ocado in 2006, working on the team designing Ocado’s next highly automated warehouse. He established the Simulation team which builds simulations/ 3D visualisations of its warehouses. Paul then co-wrote Ocado’s award winning iPhone app which remains the only app worldwide from a major retailer supporting full offline shopping functionality. He is also responsible for Ocado’s Robotics and 3D Vision Systems research function.

After graduating in Physics from Oxford, Paul has worked for a variety of software companies, operated as a consultant and has been involved in a number of start-up ventures.


Sarah Wilkinson, The Home Office

Sarah Wilkinson is Chief Technology Officer at The Home Office, with responsibility for the delivery of technology change and live services for all Directorates. 
Prior to joining the Home Office, Sarah spent 23 years in Financial Services. Her most recent role was as CIO for Corporate Services at Credit Suisse, where she was also Head of Diversity for EMEA. Prior to that, she was CIO for Risk, Compliance and Records Management at UBS, where she also served as UK CIO for the bank. Earlier roles included CIO Legal, Risk & Compliance at Deutsche Bank, Head of IT Strategy for HSBC and various roles ranging from C++ programmer to IT COO to CIO for Asset Management over a twelve year period at Lehman Brothers. 
Sarah is also a Non-Executive Director of the Police ICT Company and a board advisor to Technology Start-Ups within Telefonica’s WAYRA Portfolio.  

Sarah read Mathematics at Imperial College, holds an MBA from London Business School and a Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma, and is a CEDR-certified mediator.  
She lives in Wimbledon with her husband and two teenage sons. 

Members of the Industrial Liaison Board
Members of the Industrial Liaison Board