People

The breadth and experience of our team is outstanding. Providing you with decades of senior experience for your programme that you’d struggle to achieve through single point recruitment.

The team are used to working on extraordinary programmes with intense deadlines and ambitions. Highly skilled, the team are all entrepreneurs, life-long learners, critical thinkers – intelligently taking concepts to market.

The Senior Team

Natasha Allden

Clarisse Cornuau

Elaine Relihan

Founder and CEO

Senior Associate

Senior Associate

Natasha built her first company at 21 and went on to build an international track record leading commercial strategy design, marketing propositions, programmes, partnerships and proposition development with companies including EDF Energy, Ageas Insurance, the Bloodhound SSC Programme and Reaction Engines. Clarisse brings international expertise in strategic alliances, product go-to-market strategy and business development. With extensive experience in mobile and online products and services, information technology, telecommunications, APIs and transportation.  Elaine is an experienced management consultant with over 10 years experience in Telco, Energy, Financial Services and Public Services across UK, Australia and Ireland. Extensive experience in partnering with clients, to deliver large-scale transformation programs across retail banking, insurance, investment management, and government sectors.

The Advisory Board

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Katherine Courtney

Simon Devonshire OBE

Guy McConnell

Katherine is a NED, strategic advisor, and former CEO of the UK Space Agency with over 30 years’ experience of business start-up and expansion in the UK, Europe and other geographies. In her executive career, she developed new ventures for Cable & Wireless plc, British Telecom and a series of international tech start-ups. As a senior Civil Servant, she led several landmark tech-enabled transformation programmes for the UK Government. Simon has an extensive corporate career and is also a serial entrepreneur. He previously ran O2 Business, the business division of the mobile-network and co-founded Wayra Europe, the business accelerator belonging to Telefonica. He served as Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) for the UK Government for three and a half years, reporting to Dept BEIS. Simon co-founded One Water which has donated more than £19m to providing clean water in Africa. He also helped scale-up Zopa.com at seed-stage. Guy founded and runs BURN, an integrated brand response agency, which was voted Number 1 in the UK by clients in 2018. In addition, he has also founded two social enterprises: Talent Cupboard, which aims to improve the employment prospects of young people; and bottled water brand, One, which donates 100% of its profits to clean water projects in Africa and has so far changed the lives of 3.5m people.