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Immerse UK - XR Community, Innovation, Collaboration, Funding, R&D

Lead community & operations at Immerse UK, the go-to cross-sector immersive tech network for XR (VR, AR, MR) professionals & XR ecosystem connector between startups, corporates, academia & government, from creative to industry, fostering collaboration & innovation, part of IUK KTN

Operations + Design Consultant

Operations & design ninja & connecter supercharging startups & communities. I create & implement frameworks & workflows to increase productivity, optimise outputs, achieve aims & kick ass via a love of organisation, collaboration, connect the dots & systems design

Co-Lead - TLA RetailTech part of Tech London Advocates

Events & community promoting London as a centre of retail tech innovation through panels, networking meetups & startup showcases highlighting digital innovation bridging online & offline & facilitate industry collaboration

Partnerships Lead - CreativeMornings LDN of CreativeMornings global

World’s largest face-to-face creative community hosting monthly event series as part of 220+ global city chapters. Inspire creativity & changemakers


Chief Of Staff

Work alongside startup co-founders to spearhead cross-functional strategic operations & priority projects across fundraising, design & product development, partnerships, marketing & branding, sales. Creating consciously produced accessories for the car sharing economy & active outdoor lifestyle

Design, Marketing, Community & Operations - The Accelerator Network

Empower UK tech startup & scaleup innovation, growth, funding & investment readiness via 3 life cycle stage support programmes: FFWD Pre-Accelerator for pre-seed stage, Accelerator Academy for seed stage & The Scaleup Accelerator for Series A

Marketing Creative, Campaign & Strategy - Startups & Scaleups

Create strategy & video & blog content interviewing exited entrepreneur mentors, investment advisors, alumni founders & programme team to increase startup & scaleup pipeline & ecosystem partnerships for life cycle stage accelerator programmes pre-seed, seed & Series A

Creative, Marketing & Operations - Data Tech For Good Startup Growth

As first CXO manage creative, marketing & operations to drive traction of tech for good navigation app Safe & The City building safer cities via crowdsourced data across design, digital strategy, communication, product development, app & revenue model iteration, sales pipeline & fundraising

Initiative Development & Engagement - Immersive Tech D&I Social Impact

Develop VR Diversity Initiative upskilling the under-represented in immersive tech to increase D&I in XR. Analyse feedback data to develop impact roadmap with 76% confident to pursue XR startup or career. Execute VR, web VR, MR, 360 video workshop logistics

Innovation - RetailTech, Lifestyle Brand, Experiential Retail

Lead innovation sessions for senior team of world’s largest online spirits retailer to explore retail tech, lifestyle brand strategy & experiential retail in omnichannel touchpoints to increase audience connection & foster industry leading best practice

MVP Development & Market Analysis - Wearable Tech Startup

Fashion market analysis for CTO startup founder developing connected apparel smart label app

Design, Strategy & Operations - Product, Brand & International Growth

From first design hire to managing international growth of fashion lifestyle brand as founder's right hand, I shaped brand, product, strategy & execution for global expansion. Spearheaded nascent digital marketing platforms & ecommerce. Company acquired in a 9 figure deal

Artisan Bali Accessories Brand Ecommerce & Digital Upgrade

Entrepreneur as creative & business partner for handbag expansion of artisan Bali jewellery brand. Maximise budget resources across the business from product development & production, website & CMS, to marketing & PR to drive new sales channels & ecommerce

Brand & Digital Strategy - HealthTech Startup launch

Branding, website and digital strategy for mobile health technology to measure blood hemoglobin level and mitigate undiagnosed disease burden. Launching Q3 2021

Canggu Surf Travel Work Lifestyle Hub - Entrepreneur Venture Abroad

Entrepreneur venture in Bali building a surf travel work lifestyle hub concept prior to Canggu becoming a top digital nomad destination. Execute business & construction plan alongside brand & design strategy. Design floor plans, source & custom design furniture, decor, & textiles


My portfolio career

Career experience

My portfolio career

Career experience


  • Operator
  • Multidisciplinary Designer
  • Startup Specialist
  • Community Builder
  • Innovation Strategist
  • Brand Strategist


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