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Top Influencers: 32 UK Chief of Staff’s To Follow in 2022

by David Friedland
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Chief Of Staff play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Chief Of Staff role. We have selected these Chief Of Staff’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Chief Of Staff’s. The list is in no particular order!

Jeremy Millar

Chief Of Staff @ ConsenSys

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Jeremy Millar is founder and managing partner of Ledger Partners LLP. He was a founding partner of Magister Advisors LLP, a boutique advisory firm servicing European Fintech and SaaS companies and investors. Prior to Magister Advisors, Jeremy was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs where he advised on over $25bn of corporate finance transactions and previously he helped build and bring to market Oracle’s Java stack in 90s/00s. He is an active angel invstors, a mentor with the Barclays Techstars Accelerator and frequent speaker on blockchain and bitcion. His work on the space has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, CNBC, and many other publications. Learn more about Jeremy Millar on Crunchbase…

Read more about ConsenSys on Crunchbase…

Alexander Chekan

Chief of Staff @ Palta

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Palta is a health and wellness technology company. Read more about Palta on Crunchbase…

Leda Glyptis

Chief of Staff @ 11:FS

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Leda Glyptis is a Director at Sapient, focused on providing digital business transformation consulting services. Her areas of specific expertise include advising clients on business transformation and change management as well as fintech, digital value chains and the emerging business and technology ecosystem. Leda previously was head of Innovation for BNY Mellon in EMEA. She built the EMEA Innovation Centre and drove co-creation with clients and startups to generate new value. Prior to that, Leda worked in change management across the Bank’s investment services businesses. Before joining BNY Mellon, Leda served as Head of Services Development for a software boutique in the City. Leda holds an MA from King’s College, Cambridge and an MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Learn more about Leda Glyptis on Crunchbase…

We build digital banks. Digital Banking is Only 1% Finished but we’re there for the 99%. Read more about 11:FS on Crunchbase…

Andre Clark

Chief Of Staff @ Dugout

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Andre has multi-sector experience in the role of Chief of Staff, Board Advisor and Group Human Resources Director. Prior to Dugout he was a Board Advisor to a private equity backed UK Fintech. Prior to this he worked as Group Human Resources Director for Starr Companies, a New York based private equity business and in which he was responsible for people strategy, development and operations for multiple entities in London, Continental Europe, Russia, Asia Pacific and Latin America supporting the opening of insurance carriers and other investment vehicles and in the case of the latter particularly in China. His time at Starr was preceded by an International HR role working for Aon Benfield which at the time was the world’s largest independent reinsurance intermediary leading the HR features of the expansion of its global footprint and the development of operations in Houston, New York and Chicago and thereafter building the US HR team to support this expansion. Learn more about Andre Clark on Crunchbase…

Read more about Dugout on Crunchbase…

Slav Slavinski

Co-Founder & Chief of Staff @ Behavox

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Behavox is an AI-driven platform that enables you to aggregate, analyze, and act on your entire organization’s data. Read more about Behavox on Crunchbase…

Natasha Lee

Chief Of Staff @ Terra Firma

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Terra Firma is a private equity firm based in London, United Kingdom. Read more about Terra Firma on Crunchbase…

Aaliya Manji

Chief Of Staff @ Aula

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Aula is a social learning platform that brings university content and learning experiences online. Read more about Aula on Crunchbase…

Parul Green

Chief of Staff, APAC and Europe AXA XL @ AXA Group

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Parul Green is the Chief of Staff, APAC and Europe AXA XL. She is responsible for Inorganic and Innovation strategy across Group’s General Insurance, Health, and Asset Management businesses. She member of the AXA UK Seed Fund Investment committee which invests in Fintech, Insurtech and Digital Health start-ups for the AXA Group. Parul is a Financial Services and PE specialist who has worked in UK, Germany and India. She is a mentor at The Duke of York Pitch@Palace and Mayor of London’s International Business Partnering Programme. She is on the Expert Panel for FinTech 50 Europe. Parul is member of Women in Investing and Careers Advisory group of CFA Institute. Learn more about Parul Green on Crunchbase…

Read more about AXA Group on Crunchbase…

Aidan Willcocks

Chief of Staff @ Gousto

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Gousto is an online meal-kit manufacturer and retailer, using AI and automation to provide extensive choice and personalisation. Read more about Gousto on Crunchbase…

Tom Wechsler

Chief of Staff @ The Post Office

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Tom has worked for the Post Office since 2014, initially on the Complaint Review and Mediation Scheme and from June 2015 as Chief of Staff. Tom is a member of the Executive Team. He provides personal support to the Chief Executive and attends all the Chief Executive’s key meetings, ensures the Chief Executive and the Board are briefed on all current and future business opportunities and threats, prepares keynote presentations and speeches, conducts research in strategic areas and provides a full range of support to the Chief Executive in her executive and commercial functions. Tom has over 18 years of experience in central government working predominantly in policy development and strategy but also in human resources.Tom was most recently Head of Ministerial Group and Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.​ Learn more about Tom Wechsler on Crunchbase…

Post Office is a retail post office company that provides a wide range of products, including postage stamps and banking to the public. Read more about The Post Office on Crunchbase…

Keren Halperin

Chief of Staff @ Sharegain

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Sharegain is a capital markets fintech democratising the $2.5tn securities lending industry. Read more about Sharegain on Crunchbase…

Joe Kibbler

Chief Of Staff @ Onto

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Onto is an electric vehicle subscription startup that provides an all-inclusive, hassle-free solution for driving an electric car. Read more about Onto on Crunchbase…

Grethe Vaughan

COO & Chief of Staff @ Vizolution

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Grethe Vaughan is COO at Vizolution. Learn more about Grethe Vaughan on Crunchbase…

Vizolution develops a screen sharing technology for businesses to directly interact with their clients. Read more about Vizolution on Crunchbase…

Laura Baers

Chief Of Staff @ Osler Diagnostics

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Lab-quality diagnostics for anyone, anywhere, at any time. Read more about Osler Diagnostics on Crunchbase…

Merve Arslan Ferrero

Chief of Staff & Head of Strategy @ Zopa

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Merve is responsible for getting things done. She manages Zopa’s major strategic initiatives and the operational rhythm of the business. Most recently she’s been leading Zopa’s overall bank launch programme. Before joining Zopa in 2015, Merve was in China building and scaling tech companies and previously, in Istanbul in investment banking at both Credit Agricole, and Credit Suisse. Learn more about Merve Arslan Ferrero on Crunchbase…

Zopa offers peer-to-peer loans with low rates, flexible terms, and no early repayment fees. Read more about Zopa on Crunchbase…

Sophie Harrison

Co-Founder & Chief of Staff @ Panaseer

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Sophie is chief of co-ordination and organiser extraordinaire. She looks after all of our client activity, bringing order to the team so that we can delight our customers. Learn more about Sophie Harrison on Crunchbase…

Panaseer helps businesses make informed, risk-based security decisions. Read more about Panaseer on Crunchbase…

Georgina Brett

Chief Of Staff @ The Reserve

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The Reserve is a strategic advisory firm with the mission to perfect the capital allocation process in the DLT space. Read more about The Reserve on Crunchbase…

Yvonne Costello

Group Chief of Staff & Human Resources Officer @ Ascot Underwriting

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Ascot Underwriting is a Lloyd’s of London syndicate and a leading global specialty insurance underwriter. Read more about Ascot Underwriting on Crunchbase…

Angela Bradbury

Chief Of Staff @ Farewill

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Farewill is a provider of an all-in-one financial and legal services platform used to deal with all paperwork after death. Read more about Farewill on Crunchbase…

Katrien Roppe

Chief of Staff @ FinTrU

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Katrien joined FinTrU in July 2015 and serves as Chief of Staff to the CEO and Executive team. She focuses on firm strategy and design, with particular emphasis on FinTrU’s on-shore locations, marketing and office facilities, Katrien also acts as Project Manager for new initiatives and is responsible for staffing of Administrative functions. Katrien holds an MA in Art History and a Master of Cultural Studies from KUL (University of Leuven, Belgium). She speaks fluent Dutch, English, German and French. ​ Learn more about Katrien Roppe on Crunchbase…

FinTrU provides high quality, cost-effective, near-shore outsourcing for financial services. Read more about FinTrU on Crunchbase…

Martina Sanow

Chief Of Staff @ Hg

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Martina Sanow is the firm’s Chief of Staff, involved with firm strategy, operations and other projects. She sits on the firm’s Valuation Committee and is also a member of the Client Services team, where she focuses on fundraising and ongoing investor coverage. She has been involved in the Hg 6, Hg 7, Hg 8, Mercury 1 and Mercury 2 fundraisings. Martina joined Hg in 2009 from Citigroup, where she worked on a number of capital markets and private equity transactions as part of the Nordic mergers and acquisitions team. She is a Swedish national and holds a MSc in accounting and financial management from the Stockholm School of Economics and the University of British Columbia. Learn more about Martina Sanow on Crunchbase…

Hg is a private equity firm that invests in software and services, focused on backing businesses. Read more about Hg on Crunchbase…

Kaan Camgoz

Head of Strategy and Chief of Staff @ Meta

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Read more about Meta on Crunchbase…

Emma Mulqueeny

Chief of Staff to the CCO @ SUSE

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Read more about SUSE on Crunchbase…

Vicky Oakes

Chief of Staff @ Upgrade Pack

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Read more about Upgrade Pack on Crunchbase…

Malcolm Murphy

Chief Of Staff, EMEA @ Infoblox

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Malcolm Murphy is the Director & Solution Architects at Infoblox. Learn more about Malcolm Murphy on Crunchbase…

Read more about Infoblox on Crunchbase…

Allison Green

Chief of Staff @ BrewDog

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BrewDog is a craft beer brewery that produces bottled and canned beers in a variety of styles. Read more about BrewDog on Crunchbase…

Paul Hunter

Chief of Staff to CEO @ Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Read more about Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Crunchbase…

Siân Jones

Chief of Staff @ Credits

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Read more about Credits on Crunchbase…

Jacqui Fernandez

Chief Of Staff @ Brightpearl

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Jacqui leads the Business Operations team, including Revenue Operations, HR, Learning & Development and Sales and Marketing Systems. Jacqui joined Brightpearl in 2017 with an Enterprise Software background, most recently at Autodesk and Symantec. She is CIMA qualified, and her focus is on ensuring that Brightpearl is operationally set up and enabled with the right people, the right processes and the right systems and tools, to implement Brightpearl’s strategy and ensure that the organisation runs effectively. Learn more about Jacqui Fernandez on Crunchbase…

Brightpearl is the omnichannel retail management system that puts your orders, inventory, financials, POS and CRM in one place. Read more about Brightpearl on Crunchbase…

Andrew Pickles

Chief of Staff @ Gravity Supply Chain Solutions

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Andrew initially accepted the role of “Head of Services, Gravity Supply Chain Solutions,” in June 2015 after becoming frustrated by his previous employer lacking the enthusiasm in adopting the modern technologies he understands are critical to ensuring companies can provide the necessary customer service and maximum growth opportunities through the efficiencies of a digitized supply chain. Andrew’s role further developed, and as such he is currently engaged as “Chief of Staff.” He is responsible for developing a deep understanding of the company’s direction, and the strategies required to articulate complex messages in a variety of settings. Andrew represents the company with external groups and partners, including both private and governmental organizations, while driving business critical projects in the product and technical build area by developing and implementing the planning and project management processes to ensure timely and high-quality execution get achieved. It is his responsibility to ensure research, metrics, presentations, and reports across all internal, and external business areas take place to support efficiently and effectively the company’s strategy and vision. He strongly supports the CEO and the other business heads in the key strategic business areas of sales, marketing, technical, financial, legal and compliance activities by utilizing his immense amount of expertise, and insightful, fact-based knowledge. Of the many skills Andrew brings to Gravity, one to note is his ability to design, drive and monitor the progress of people strategies, taking ownership when and where required while continuing to contribute to the development and maintenance of a collaborative and ‘speed to market’ culture across all team levels. Learn more about Andrew Pickles on Crunchbase…

Read more about Gravity Supply Chain Solutions on Crunchbase…

Neil Kinson

Chief of Staff @ Redwood Software

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Neil leads Redwood’s global remit for strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Redwood, Neil was part of the EMEA leadership team at OpenText, holding a number of executive roles. Learn more about Neil Kinson on Crunchbase…

Read more about Redwood Software on Crunchbase…

Sharon Whitehouse-Faux

Chief of Staff @ Copper Street Capital

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Sharon Whitehouse-Faux joined Copper Street Capital at inception as Chief of Staff. Prior to Copper Street, Sharon Whitehouse-Faux was Head of HR for the Corporate and Investment Banking (Europe) division of Barclays Bank (1998-2014). She held a number of leadership positions in human resources within Barclays and has extensive experience of supporting business build-outs, restructures and mergers. Sharon Whitehouse-Faux holds a Post Graduate Diploma in HR Management from Thames Valley University (1997), and a BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management from Nottingham Trent University (1994). Learn more about Sharon Whitehouse-Faux on Crunchbase…

Read more about Copper Street Capital on Crunchbase…

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