Who we are

Meet the Cambridge Network team


John Gourd LinkedIn logo

John joined Cambridge Network in September 2019, having enjoyed many different leadership roles in Johnson Matthey, including senior management, sales and operations, overseas and in Royston.  He has also shown his skill in cooperation and collaboration in his time as Chair of the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership. He is actively involved in taking the Network to its next level!

Executive Director

Claire Ruskin BSc CEng FIET LinkedIn logo
Claire Ruskin
Claire Ruskin has long been part of the Cambridge Phenomenon, starting in chip design as an electronics engineer at Cambridge Consultants and then delivering increasingly ambitious technical product developments for a range of clients around the world. She has extensive technical and practical knowledge and experience with developing products, people and companies. Claire travels worldwide, when needed, to talk about what makes Cambridge such a special place and how it has created so many technologies and companies.

Claire was a Board Director of both Cambridge Consultants and Arthur D Little, then moved to PA Consulting to combine the art of management consulting with continued technical developments. Claire helped form start-ups including CSR [sold to Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm] and Alphamosaic [sold to Broadcom] and was on the Council of Advisors for Redgate Software. She is an Executive Board member of the Greater Cambridge Partnership, trying to help Cambridge grow in a good way, with housing, access and skills.

The Team

Claire Angus
Head of Recruitment GatewayLinkedIn logo

Before joining the Cambridge Network team Claire was an experienced recruitment consultant, working with local companies large and small and focussed on executive search, graduate and technical recruiting. She now uses this knowledge, background and contacts to manage the Recruitment Gateway and organise our jobs fairs for Network members and jobseekers. Claire's focus, understanding and appreciation of the local jobs market (for companies as well as individuals) means she is very well placed to support employers and candidates through the whole recruitment process.
Claire Angus
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Operations Manager

Sara supports Cambridge Network members to get the best of their membership. She manages their enquiries about events, learning and development, recruitment and accounts. Sara also ably supports the Network team and CEO.
Sara Baxter

Kelly Brazier
Accounts Manager

Kelly deals with for all daily accounting processes within Cambridge Network. This includes issuing annual membership subscription and renewal notices, credit control, reconciliation, working with suppliers and invoices for training and recruitment services.

Kelly Brazier
Lucy Brock
AdministratorLinkedIn logo

Lucy supports the Cambridge Network team specialising in data analysis and reporting. Lucy also supports the Hauser Forum tenants by co-running reception.
Ruth Carter
Recruitment Gateway AssistantLinkedIn logo

Ruth supports Claire Angus in running the Recruitment Gateway and in particular manages our candidate database; supporting job searches and highlighting suitable vacancies. She also supports the running of regular recruitment events, as well as creating and distributing our weekly jobs letter. Ruth's career thus far has been focused on supporting people and companies so she is ideally placed to work with Network members and jobseekers, helping both achieve their goals.
Ruth Carter
Judi CoeLinkedIn logo
Website Editor

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 member news. She is also responsible for the production of our weekly newsletter.
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Learning and Development

Sarah manages our Learning Collaboration. She deals with all the administration, organisation, communications, account management and logistics for members, trainers and attendees. Sarah has excellent connections with Cambridge's business community and this network has lead her to be a key figure in managing Learning at Work Week activities (throughout the year) and workplace wellbeing issues.
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Events and IT

Andrea is responsible for running two of our peer learning groups, ensuring a varied calendar of events with collaboration and facilitation from group members. With extensive knowledge of our CMS and CRM systems and a keen interest in IT, Andrea also deals with first line tech support both internally and for our members. She is also managing our current website redevelopment programme, which aims to improve systems for the Network team and members.

Carol NowellSmall LinkedIn logo
Management Accountant

Carol works alongside Kelly managing annual membership subscription and renewal notices, credit control, reconciliation, working with suppliers and invoices for training and recruitment services.

Bekah Parr Small LinkedIn logo

Bekah supports the Cambridge Network team specialising in digital marketing and graphic design. Bekah also supports the Hauser Forum tenants by co-running reception.
Ramesh RajendranSmall LinkedIn logo
Web/IT Support

Ramesh joins Cambridge Network to support our website and IT infrastructure.
Louise RushworthLinkedIn logo
Events Manager

Louise manages our events programme, which includes online events, regular networking meetings with guest speakers as well as bespoke events for members or visitors to Cambridge. Louise has excellent connections with Cambridge's business community and her knowledge of  the regional economy means she our first point of call for inward investment guidance and signposting.
Photography kindly provided by Onur Pinar Photography.

Meet our sister organisation Agri-TechE

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Knowledge and Innovation Facilitator

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Regional and International Growth Manager
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Agri-Tech East Administrator
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Events and Young Innovators’ Forum Coordinator
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