Who we are

Meet the Cambridge Network team

CEO

 
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

COO/CFO

 
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

 
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
Carla Crosby
Recruitment Gateway Co-ordinator
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Carla deals with any enquiries concerning the Recruitment Gateway from potential members and candidates, as well as producing our weekly e-jobsletter. She also works on finding ways to promote the Recruitment Gateway inside and outside the region at recruitment fairs and working with other promotional tools.
Carla Crosby
Andrea Mitchell
Events Delivery
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Andrea has been responsible for membership enquiries since early 2009 and broadened her role to encompass management of some events including Café Networking and Making the Most of Membership. With a larger Cambridge Network team now in place, Andrea focuses on forward planning of the event calendar including organisation and logistics of the events.
Andrea Mitchell
Alexandra Murphy
Marketing & Membership Liaison
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Alex is responsible for ensuring members are welcomed to the Cambridge Network and for keeping members informed of all that is happening so that they can make the most of being a Cambridge Network member. She also deals with member queries and promoting Network membership.
Alexandra Murphy
Dawn Nicholls
Events and Recruitment Gateway Assistant
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Dawn assists with the organisation of all our events and is invaluable to the team in supporting us all in our day to day roles.

Dawn is also available to members to answer queries on using the Recruitment Gateway, whether from a recruiting company or a candidate.
Dawn Nicholls
Louise Rushworth
Events and Corporate Gateway
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Louise joined Cambridge Network in 2008 to run Cambridge Corporate Gateway – a twice-yearly partnering event that introduces large multinational companies to Cambridge companies in the hope that some form of joint collaboration will result. She continues to run Corporate Gateway but is now responsible for organising the content of many other Cambridge Network events as well as co-ordinating some overseas visits to Cambridge where they might be of interest to Cambridge Network members. Louise has a degree in geography and history, is a trained PA and holds a post-graduate Certificate in Management.
Louise Rushworth
Emma Stewart
Head of Operations
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Emma is responsible for organising Cambridge Network’s Learning Collaboration.  Her role includes organising the regular member training focused meetings as well as managing the accounts of existing members.
Emma Stewart
Emma Yates
Learning & Development Coordinator
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Emma joined Cambridge Network in November 2013 is a valuable support for the office.  As well as organising our Software Leaders Group and our Members Collaboration events, Emma supports the rest of the team with day to day tasks.
 
Ali Wilson
Courses and Events Manager
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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