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Top Influencers: 37 UK Head of Engineering’s To Follow in 2022

Head of engineering play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Head of engineering role. We have selected these Head of engineering’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 Head of engineering’s. The list is in no particular order!

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James Billingham

Head of engineering @ Mojo

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A men’s sexual wellbeing app specialising in psychological sexual issues. Read more aboutMojo on Crunchbase…

Joe Bonnaud

Global Markets COO and Head of Engineering @ BNP Paribas Private Equity

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Nick Towers

CTO & Head of Engineering @ Gro

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Nick Towers is the CTO and Head of Engineering at Gro. Learn more about Nick Towers on Crunchbase…

Gro develops protocols or autonomous programs designed for a simple and friendly DeFi experience. Read more aboutGro on Crunchbase…

Jason Storey

Head of Engineering @ Jukedeck

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Chris Traverse

Head of Engineering @ Huel

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Engineering Director at Huel, Birmingham Tech Advocate, Digbeths biggest fan.

Chris Traverse
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Chris Traverse is the head of engineering at Huel. Learn more about Chris Traverse on Crunchbase…

Huel provides nutritionally-complete food products. Read more aboutHuel on Crunchbase…

Craig Edmunds

Head of Engineering @ Victor

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Craig Edmunds is Head of Engineering at Victor. Learn more about Craig Edmunds on Crunchbase…

Victor is a London, UK-based private jet charter marketplace. Read more aboutVictor on Crunchbase…

Charles Whitmore

Head of Engineering @ Winnow

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Winnow produces digital tools to help chefs measure, monitor, and reduce food waste. Read more aboutWinnow on Crunchbase…

Peter Townsend

Head of Engineering @ Tandem

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Peter Townsend is the head of engineering at Tandem Money. Learn more about Peter Townsend on Crunchbase…

Tandem is building a bank and financial management universe, focused on freeing users from financial stress by making money simple. Read more aboutTandem on Crunchbase…

Robbie McCorkell

Head Of Engineering @ Salve

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Guides patients through specialist medical procedures and helps clinics run more efficiently Read more aboutSalve on Crunchbase…

Rustam Aliyev

Head of Engineering @ Axora

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Building tech, products and teams. Learn more about Rustam Aliyev on Crunchbase…

B2B digital solutions marketplace and community for industrial innovators. Read more aboutAxora on Crunchbase…

Rafal Gancarz

Head of Engineering @ Ice Services

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Read more aboutIce Services on Crunchbase…

Michael Sheinberg

Head of Engineering @ The Ozone Project

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Michael Sheinberg is the Head of Engineering at The Ozone Project. Learn more about Michael Sheinberg on Crunchbase…

The Ozone Project is a transparent and brand-safe platform offering advertisers direct access to an audience for programmatic advertising. Read more aboutThe Ozone Project on Crunchbase…

Sudha Shunmugam

Head of engineering @ BIOS

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Sudha has joined CBAS after 7 years at an orthopedic implant manufacturer, where he was product manager. With Cambridge Bio-Augmentation Systems Sudha is leading the development of advanced bionic implant architectures. Sudha graduated from the University of Surrey with a Masters in medical implant design. He has recently graduated from an MBA in Cambridge. Learn more about Sudha Shunmugam on Crunchbase…

A full-stack neural interface platform, that uses AI to decode and encode the signals from to the body, to treat chronic health conditions. Read more aboutBIOS on Crunchbase…

Nicola Hills

Head of Engineering @ ITRS Group

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Nicola leads ITRS’ engineering teams worldwide. She joined ITRS in 2015, coming from IBM where she was a Director of software development. Nickie has spent the majority of her 24 year career in the IT industry working in software development on major enterprise middleware platforms. This has given her the opportunity to lead and work with a wide variety of teams both large and small, on some very interesting technology, while engaging with significant clients across a broad spectrum of industries. Nickie is an active champion of diversity in IT, believing that diverse teams make for not only the best working environment but also the most innovative, well rounded software; and can often be found blogging on leadership, diversity and other topics at https://medium.com/@nickiehills. Learn more about Nicola Hills on Crunchbase…

ITRS Group is the leading provider of risk mitigation solutions to global financial institutions. Read more aboutITRS Group on Crunchbase…

Mohan Taylor

Head of Engineering & CPO @ A Million Ads

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A Million Ads provides dynamic audio advertising for users of digital radio and streaming services. Read more aboutA Million Ads on Crunchbase…

Ed Hartwell Goose

Head of Engineering @ Mention Me

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Head of Engineering at Mention Me – scaling our once little startup into a very busy and powerful global marketing platform. Previously lead engineer on high scalability cloud projects at PA Consulting, including collecting over a billion weather observations with the UK Met Office and leading architecture of high traffic games with Google. Winner of BCS Cloud Innovation Award with the Met Office and Cannes Gold Lion with Google. Extraordinary average squash player, avid comedy enjoyer. Learn more about Ed Hartwell Goose on Crunchbase…

The referral marketing platform fuelling growth for businesses around the world. Read more aboutMention Me on Crunchbase…

Lamia Baker

Head Of Engineering Licensing (Acting) @ Imperial Innovations

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Lamia Joined Innovations in April 2013 as a Senior Executive Technology Transfer focusing on physical sciences. Lamia has 15 years’ experience in the high tech industry; five years in the technology transfer and venture capital industry preceded by seven years’ experience in high-growth TMT companies in Boston area (US). She has been involved throughout the spin-out creation process including commercial and IP assessment through to negotiating and drafting deal terms, portfolio management and Fund representation on company boards. She joined Innovations from the University of Surrey where she was Technology Transfer Manager responsible for commercialising all physical science projects through the creation of spin outs and licences and managing a proof of concept fund. Prior to that, she was a Venture Capital Investment Manager at Rainbow Seed Fund (Midven) where she lead investment rounds, built senior management teams and sat on the board of four technology start-ups. Earlier roles include business development, product development and R&D for three US start-ups, CoreTek (exited at over $1.4bn), Quantum Bridge Communications and SMaL Camera Technologies (an MIT start-up acquired by Cypress semiconductors). Lamia has a 1st class degree in Physics (Montpellier), MSc in Optoelectronics (Lannion), a PhD in Electrical Engineering (UCL) and is currently doing an Executive MBA (Surrey). Learn more about Lamia Baker on Crunchbase…

Imperial Innovations is a technology commercialization and venture capital investor that focuses on technology. Read more aboutImperial Innovations on Crunchbase…

Jim Cozens

Head of Engineering @ Limitless

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The Limitless GigCX platform enables businesses to connect customers with qualified experts to solve customer service enquiries on-demand. Read more aboutLimitless on Crunchbase…

Jim Cozens

Head of Engineering @ Limitless

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The Limitless GigCX platform enables businesses to connect customers with qualified experts to solve customer service enquiries on-demand. Read more aboutLimitless on Crunchbase…

Ben Pitman

Head of Engineering @ The App Business

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Ben Pitman is the Head of Engineering for The App Business – a Kin and Carta connective business which sits in the Innovation Pillar. Ben has been the tech lead and architect for a number of projects for companies such as RBS, Unilever, Transport for London, and Visa – leading Product, Agile and Cloud transformation through product delivery. Ben is also the champion for Product Value on the leadership team for The App Business. This means working with each product team to help measure and improve on how they deliver the ‘Right Product’ and the ‘Product Right’ and therefore deliver on the company’s purpose to “create products that make the world work better. Learn more about Ben Pitman on Crunchbase…

The App Business operates as a mobile consultancy. Read more aboutThe App Business on Crunchbase…

Ben Pitman

Head of Engineering @ The App Business

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Ben Pitman is the Head of Engineering for The App Business – a Kin and Carta connective business which sits in the Innovation Pillar. Ben has been the tech lead and architect for a number of projects for companies such as RBS, Unilever, Transport for London, and Visa – leading Product, Agile and Cloud transformation through product delivery. Ben is also the champion for Product Value on the leadership team for The App Business. This means working with each product team to help measure and improve on how they deliver the ‘Right Product’ and the ‘Product Right’ and therefore deliver on the company’s purpose to “create products that make the world work better. Learn more about Ben Pitman on Crunchbase…

The App Business operates as a mobile consultancy. Read more aboutThe App Business on Crunchbase…

Vikas Sharma

Group Head of Engineering @ IQ-EQ

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Read more aboutIQ-EQ on Crunchbase…

Steve Elliott

Head of Engineering @ SpareRoom

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SpareRoom is a flat and house share site with over 9 million registered users. Read more aboutSpareRoom on Crunchbase…

Karl Freeman

Head Of Engineering @ Zapnito

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I’m a software engineer based in London. I identify solutions to business problems through interactive design and development. I build scalable, tested products from start to finish, back to front: this is my passion. I enjoy programming day to day in Ruby/Rails, Elixir/Phoenix, Javascript/Ember and Elm. I would love to spend some time dabbling with Swift, Go and Rust. I’ve worked on problems ranging from scalable, non-blocking webscrapers to client-side analytics dashboards; Multi-platform, native MVPs to multi-region, multi-lingual training products. Learn more about Karl Freeman on Crunchbase…

Zapnito is the SaaS online community platform for intelligence-driven organizations. Read more aboutZapnito on Crunchbase…

Steve Smith

CTO & Head of Engineering and Intelligence @ ProFinda

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CTO/Head of Engineering and Intelligence Learn more about Steve Smith on Crunchbase…

ProFinda is a digital platform that intelligently organizes people around work by matching skills to relevant projects and bids. Read more aboutProFinda on Crunchbase…

Chris Covell

Head Of Engineering @ Anthropos Digital Care

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Read more aboutAnthropos Digital Care on Crunchbase…

Keith Robinson

Head of Engineering @ Fospha Marketing

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The Direct to Consumer Growth Platform Read more aboutFospha Marketing on Crunchbase…

Tom Elliott

Head of Engineering @ Let’s Do This

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Read more aboutLet’s Do This on Crunchbase…

Craig Morris

Head of Engineering @ Superscript

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An all-year-round human-Movember, Craig can break walls with his laugh. Their head honcho of tech, he parlays prototypes to production perfection and delivers beautiful solutions that customers can’t resist. A true innovator, he defends the developer experience with his life and is also a bit of a VIP on London’s Vue.js scene. Learn more about Craig Morris on Crunchbase…

Superscript provides business insurance designed specifically to meet the fast-changing needs of small businesses. Read more aboutSuperscript on Crunchbase…

David Kelley

Head of Engineering @ Stockflare

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David Kelley has a degree in Chemical Engineering (BS Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1988) and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Louisiana State University (1995). David has over 20 years’ experience with precious metal recovery projects both from production management of various nitric acid facilities and in product/service sales to the various industries consuming platinum group metal (PGM) catalysts. In addition to extensive experience in nitric acid production, David has been actively involved with PGM recovery projects involving numerous input materials such as autocatalysts, mine tailings, and numerous low grade catalysts. He has published several articles in trade journals and has presented many technical papers at industry related conferences. David’s company, PGM Technologies, Inc., has been in business since 2001 and his company has recovered in excess of 3,000kg of platinum (Pt.) and completed in excess of 120 recovery projects for customers worldwide. Based in the US, David is responsible for Ultromex’s activities in North and South America. Learn more about David Kelley on Crunchbase…

Invest Easily (Stockflare Securities) & Pick Stocks (Stockflare Analytics) Read more aboutStockflare on Crunchbase…

Roger Gross

Founder & head of engineering @ Silicon:SAFE

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Tim Lloyd

Head of Engineering @ CensorNet

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Tim Lloyd has over 15 years of practical and commercial experience in the IT sector, with a particular focus on Internet-related technologies and IP-based networks. In 2001 he founded a company focusing on Linux consultancy and bespoke development which is where the idea of Censornet was first conceived. In 1998 Tim co-founded Planet Edge Ltd, a specialist Internet solutions provider, where he led a team of developers working on innovative Internet related systems until it was acquired by NASDAQ-listed Internet investment firm CI4NET.COM. Prior to Censornet he was director at GlobalFreeway, Australia’s first national free Internet Service Provider, based in Sydney. Learn more about Tim Lloyd on Crunchbase…

CensorNet Unified Security Service (USS) is a new-generation comprehensive cloud-based cyber security solution. Read more aboutCensorNet on Crunchbase…

simon cowling

Head of Engineering and UX @ SchemeServe

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SchemeServe is a cloud based insurance software, including simple scheme management, online billing and beautiful MI reports. Read more aboutSchemeServe on Crunchbase…

Adrian Bishop

Head of Engineering @ Huntsman Security

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Craig Michael Parfitt

Head of Engineering @ GFT Technologies

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Piergiorgio Niero

Head Of Engineering @ SuperAwesome

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SuperAwesome offers kid-safe tools and technology for the children’s digital media ecosystem. Read more aboutSuperAwesome on Crunchbase…

Robert Drake

Head of Engineering @ Eyetease

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Eyetease is a British technology company that develops disruptive digital media technologies for the taxi market. Read more aboutEyetease on Crunchbase…

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