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Simon Devonshire OBE


Simon is the current Chair of the Board.

He previously ran O2 Business, the business division of the mobile-network, and co-founded Wayra Europe, the business accelerator belonging to Telefonica. He is also a serial entrepreneur and is involved in several successful digital start-up companies.

In addition, Simon has previously worked for the government in his role as Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and is currently the EiR at the National Physical Laboratory.

Simon was awarded an OBE in 2016 for services to enterprise, enterprise promotion and humanitarian issues.