Who we are

Meet the Cambridge Network team


Claire Ruskin
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Claire Ruskin has long been part of the Cambridge Phenomenon, starting in chip design and delivering increasingly ambitious technical product developments from Cambridge for a range of clients around the world.  She was a Board Director of both Cambridge Consultants and Arthur D Little ten years ago, then moved to PA Consulting Group to combine the art of management consulting with continued technical developments.  Claire helped form start-ups including CSR and Alphamosaic of which she was a NXD, and is on the Council of Advisors for Red Gate Software.  She is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IET.
Claire Ruskin


Hilary Laing
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Hilary qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1995.  She then went on to act as financial professional in a number of commercial companies, latterly as Finance Director for ITV Digital Interactive.  Finally she ran a European Business Division at Walt Disney, before deciding to set up her own business, DXL Consulting.

Hilary has been responsible for financial controls and stewardship of the Network since 2008. In 2010, her role was widened to oversee all day to day operations.  In that time she has worked on the launch of the new Recruitment Gateway service and re-design of the Cambridge Network website.
Hilary Laing

The team

Claire Angus
Head of Recruitment Gateway
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Claire deals with any enquiries concerning the Recruitment Gateway from potential members and candidates. She also works on finding ways to promote the Recruitment Gateway, our members' vacancies and attracting the best candidates to apply.
Kelly Brazier
Accounts Manager
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Kelly works part time and is responsible for all daily accounting processes within the Cambridge Network. This includes issuing membership subscription and renewal invoices as well as invoices for additional services. She is also responsible for credit control.
Kelly Brazier
Judi Coe
Website Editor
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A qualified journalist and experienced copywriter and editor, Judi has had overall responsibility for the content of the Cambridge Network website since its inception, and she continues to edit and publish the news pages daily. She is also responsible for the production of our weekly e-newsletter.
Judi Coe
Becky Dodds
Events Assistant
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Becky supports Andrea and Louise in organising our monthly Networking events. She's also part of our sister company Agri-Tech East and manages their growing membership community and annual events programme.

Sarah L Gleadell
Learning and Development Co-ordinator
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Sarah manages our open Learning Collaboration courses calendar. She deals with all the administration, organisation, communications and logistics for members, trainers and attendees.

Dawn Mason
Marketing & Membership
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Dawn is responsible for ensuring new members are welcomed to the Cambridge Network and kept informed of all the latest activity and services, so that they can make the most of being a Cambridge Network member. Dawn manages Cambridge Network’s digital marketing activities including social media channels, growing Cambridge Network’s voice and audience.

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Andrea Mitchell
Events Delivery
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Andrea is responsible for logistical management of events including Business Lectures and Making the Most of Membership; she also designs and manages the successful series of Breakfast Networking events. Andrea manages forward planning of the event calendar, making sure it is topical and up to date.
Andrea Mitchell

Louise Rushworth
Events Manager
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Louise manages most of our peer learning groups offered under the Cambridge Network’s Learning Collaboration brand.  These groups include the Cambridge Leaders Academy, groups for new and developing managers, technology and innovation leaders, finance directors, IT managers – who meet with each other to share learning and issues and to collaborate through whole day workshops and visits, dinners and facilitated sessions.  Louise also runs some of our events – from Business Lectures to one-off events offered by and for our members or business visitors to Cambridge. She writes up the majority of our business lectures for our blog, and makes introductions between members.  Louise manages the CN Linked In group – our members’ forum for discussion and collaboration.

Louise Rushworth
Joanna Shilton
Head of Development
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Jo is the new Head of Development for Cambridge Network and her role has a particular focus on Cambridge Network’s Learning Collaboration and developing membership participation. This includes growing the services we provide whilst keeping up the current quality of delivery. As part of the current team, Jo will be working with as many Network organisations as possible to help them achieve their goals
Joanna Shilton
Ali Wilson
Head of Service Delivery
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Ali is responsible for organising the comprehensive training calendar for Cambridge Network's Learning Collaboration.  She is also responsible for the effective management and quality of all CNLC training suppliers.
Ali Wilson

Photography kindly provided by Paul Robert Williams