Qadre's Team

  Laura Bailey, Chairperson of Qadre   Laura is a leading entrepreneur in the field of blockchain technology and a trailblazer for women in fintech. She has co-founded three successful blockchain ventures, is Spokesperson for the British Blockchain Association and is currently developing Qadre into a global technology leader - working with UK parliament, industry, and regulators alike to drive policy and cultural changes to technology. Laura is a regular speaker in domestic and international governments, regulators, and NGOs, promoting technology for good. Laura has an extensive background in finance and began her career at HSBC across a variety of areas, including Leveraged Finance, Marketing, and Corporate Banking. 

Laura Bailey, Chairperson of Qadre

Laura is a leading entrepreneur in the field of blockchain technology and a trailblazer for women in fintech. She has co-founded three successful blockchain ventures, is Spokesperson for the British Blockchain Association and is currently developing Qadre into a global technology leader - working with UK parliament, industry, and regulators alike to drive policy and cultural changes to technology. Laura is a regular speaker in domestic and international governments, regulators, and NGOs, promoting technology for good. Laura has an extensive background in finance and began her career at HSBC across a variety of areas, including Leveraged Finance, Marketing, and Corporate Banking. 

  Nick Williamson, CEO    Nick has a career spanning everything from Fintech for Hedge Funds, to Playing Professional Poker. He led the Product & Operations of Ring Games for PokerStars, the largest global real-money online poker product. Nick has since become a blockchain champion, founding Credits and contributing to numerous open-source projects. Credits built and launched the first government service in the world running on blockchain, was the first blockchain technology provider in the UK Government’s G-Cloud Marketplace, and was named Blockchain Startup of the Year in the 2016 Europas .

Nick Williamson, CEO

Nick has a career spanning everything from Fintech for Hedge Funds, to Playing Professional Poker. He led the Product & Operations of Ring Games for PokerStars, the largest global real-money online poker product. Nick has since become a blockchain champion, founding Credits and contributing to numerous open-source projects. Credits built and launched the first government service in the world running on blockchain, was the first blockchain technology provider in the UK Government’s G-Cloud Marketplace, and was named Blockchain Startup of the Year in the 2016 Europas.

  Imogen Bunyard, COO   Imogen most recently co-founded blockchain consultancy Zerado, alongside providing an executive lead for projects and operations for its subsidiary company Disberse. Previously, she project managed the world’s first significant financial blockchain project, authored a report for the Welsh Government’s Financial & Professional Service sector, influencing huge investment into the region, and led operations and projects as part of the senior leadership team at Ariadne Capital. Imogen additionally provides digital strategy advisory at board-level to several NGOs.

Imogen Bunyard, COO

Imogen most recently co-founded blockchain consultancy Zerado, alongside providing an executive lead for projects and operations for its subsidiary company Disberse. Previously, she project managed the world’s first significant financial blockchain project, authored a report for the Welsh Government’s Financial & Professional Service sector, influencing huge investment into the region, and led operations and projects as part of the senior leadership team at Ariadne Capital. Imogen additionally provides digital strategy advisory at board-level to several NGOs.

 
  Ashley Kemball-Cook, Business Development Lead   Ashley Kemball-Cook is Head of Business Development for Qadre, a blockchain product development company with products in a number of sectors including: supply chain management, anti-counterfeiting, and identity. Ashley is an Advisor to Disberse, a blockchain enabled fund management platform for humanitarian aid. Using blockchain it drives the transparent, efficient, and effective flow of humanitarian aid funds. Ashley has worked on blockchain projects with industry leaders across finance, energy, healthcare, Magic Circle Law Firms, and UK regulators.

Ashley Kemball-Cook, Business Development Lead

Ashley Kemball-Cook is Head of Business Development for Qadre, a blockchain product development company with products in a number of sectors including: supply chain management, anti-counterfeiting, and identity. Ashley is an Advisor to Disberse, a blockchain enabled fund management platform for humanitarian aid. Using blockchain it drives the transparent, efficient, and effective flow of humanitarian aid funds. Ashley has worked on blockchain projects with industry leaders across finance, energy, healthcare, Magic Circle Law Firms, and UK regulators.

  Lucie Munier, Legal & Business Associate   Lucie is a Trinity College Dublin Law graduate and a blockchain advocate. She has extensive international technology experience through her work with consulting,  innovation groups and cybersecurity companies. Lucie has worked in the Philippines, Geneva, Dublin, Hong Kong and now London. Lucie combines her legal skills with her passion for emerging technologies to lead Qadre’s work on regulation and business development.

Lucie Munier, Legal & Business Associate

Lucie is a Trinity College Dublin Law graduate and a blockchain advocate. She has extensive international technology experience through her work with consulting,  innovation groups and cybersecurity companies. Lucie has worked in the Philippines, Geneva, Dublin, Hong Kong and now London. Lucie combines her legal skills with her passion for emerging technologies to lead Qadre’s work on regulation and business development.

 Hugh Schmider, Research Analysis Associate  Hugh is currently completing his Masters in International Business Economics at Oxford-Brookes University. He is working with our Business Development team as a research associate. Hugh is passionate about new technologies and their business applications.

Hugh Schmider, Research Analysis Associate

Hugh is currently completing his Masters in International Business Economics at Oxford-Brookes University. He is working with our Business Development team as a research associate. Hugh is passionate about new technologies and their business applications.

 
  David Smith, Technical Lead   David is the Technical Lead at Qadre. Originally working at Credits as a developer, he now heads the engineering department at Qadre and provides architectural oversight of Qadre’s technologies including their flagship product: Plug. David’s previous experience includes working in a variety of fields including Online Payments, Aeronautics, Virtual/Augmented Reality, and Mobile Biometrics.

David Smith, Technical Lead

David is the Technical Lead at Qadre. Originally working at Credits as a developer, he now heads the engineering department at Qadre and provides architectural oversight of Qadre’s technologies including their flagship product: Plug. David’s previous experience includes working in a variety of fields including Online Payments, Aeronautics, Virtual/Augmented Reality, and Mobile Biometrics.

  Daniel Edgecombe, Senior Blockchain Platform Developer   Daniel previously designed and built high performance services to allow digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of streaming entertainment content in a multi-tenanted B2B Video-on-Demand platform.  Before that he gained experience designing and building in-house solutions, including user management, payment calculation, and contract verification systems for a nationwide D2D sales business in Australia.

Daniel Edgecombe, Senior Blockchain Platform Developer

Daniel previously designed and built high performance services to allow digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of streaming entertainment content in a multi-tenanted B2B Video-on-Demand platform.  Before that he gained experience designing and building in-house solutions, including user management, payment calculation, and contract verification systems for a nationwide D2D sales business in Australia.

  Michael Lovell-Pank, Senior Python Developer   Michael's experience comes from the Fintech sector having previously automated many algorithmic and high frequency trading (HFT) strategies for hedge-funds and financial institutions. Michael has worked with big data and used behavioural science to study the biological impacts on market conditions via social, political and economic trends. Michael wants to empower digital voting to the younger generation using blockchain technology.

Michael Lovell-Pank, Senior Python Developer

Michael's experience comes from the Fintech sector having previously automated many algorithmic and high frequency trading (HFT) strategies for hedge-funds and financial institutions. Michael has worked with big data and used behavioural science to study the biological impacts on market conditions via social, political and economic trends. Michael wants to empower digital voting to the younger generation using blockchain technology.

 
 
  Andy Shora, Senior Front-End Developer   Andy's recent experience includes visualising large datasets for pharma and car manufacturing, building dashboards for Formula One teams on top of live event streams, and delivering high performance websites for the biggest tech firms in the Valley. Andy also built the first commercial system which implemented end-to-end encryption of large files in-browser using HTML5 and JavaScript.

Andy Shora, Senior Front-End Developer

Andy's recent experience includes visualising large datasets for pharma and car manufacturing, building dashboards for Formula One teams on top of live event streams, and delivering high performance websites for the biggest tech firms in the Valley. Andy also built the first commercial system which implemented end-to-end encryption of large files in-browser using HTML5 and JavaScript.

  Aitor Fernandez , Front- End Developer    Aitor is a software developer with passion for design and new technologies. Prior to Qadre, his experience in the last decade has been gained working in financial institution and building reliable games in one of the world’s leading online gaming operators.

Aitor Fernandez , Front- End Developer

Aitor is a software developer with passion for design and new technologies. Prior to Qadre, his experience in the last decade has been gained working in financial institution and building reliable games in one of the world’s leading online gaming operators.

 
 
  Katie Mills, Director of StateZero & Head of Operations   Katie has spent the last 6 years helping build early stage technology companies in the accelerator and incubator space. Having worked in cyber security and most recently the adtech space, she is passionate about the benefits of new technology in the world of business by bringing innovation to the forefront. Katie wants to empower entrepreneurs by giving them the tools and support they need in order to grow and develop their businesses and is a continued advocate for Women in Tech, supporting multiple organisations in this space. Katie’s role at Qadre is to lead the development of the innovation hub, helping more startups to harness new technologies.

Katie Mills, Director of StateZero & Head of Operations

Katie has spent the last 6 years helping build early stage technology companies in the accelerator and incubator space. Having worked in cyber security and most recently the adtech space, she is passionate about the benefits of new technology in the world of business by bringing innovation to the forefront. Katie wants to empower entrepreneurs by giving them the tools and support they need in order to grow and develop their businesses and is a continued advocate for Women in Tech, supporting multiple organisations in this space. Katie’s role at Qadre is to lead the development of the innovation hub, helping more startups to harness new technologies.

  Tazz Gault, Director of StateZero & Head of Marketing   Tazz has many years of experience working with big corporates through to innovative startups, focusing on brand, commercial and marketing strategy. Having most recently worked in the accelerator space, she's supported and mentored hundreds of early stage companies from seed through to Series A and beyond. Originally a journalist, you'll now spot her delivering tech talks on marketing, growth and innovation. Tazz's focus at Qadre is to lead the innovation hub, with her focus on brand, strategy and marketing.

Tazz Gault, Director of StateZero & Head of Marketing

Tazz has many years of experience working with big corporates through to innovative startups, focusing on brand, commercial and marketing strategy. Having most recently worked in the accelerator space, she's supported and mentored hundreds of early stage companies from seed through to Series A and beyond. Originally a journalist, you'll now spot her delivering tech talks on marketing, growth and innovation. Tazz's focus at Qadre is to lead the innovation hub, with her focus on brand, strategy and marketing.

  Adam Mansour, Innovation Associate   Adam is currently a student at Regents University London studying Global Management with Marketing. Having previously aided  startups, Adam will bring his prior experience in assisting to build the new Innovation Hub. 

Adam Mansour, Innovation Associate

Adam is currently a student at Regents University London studying Global Management with Marketing. Having previously aided  startups, Adam will bring his prior experience in assisting to build the new Innovation Hub. 

 
  Nosheen Mahmood, Recruitment and HR Manager   Nosheen comes from a Technology focused recruitment agency background. Working with Global Consultancies, Financial Institutions to FinTech organisations across the UK, Nosheen has consulted and helped build teams specialising in DevOps, Cloud and Development.  With an avid interest in Blockchain and a strong understanding in building technical teams Nosheen leads the Recruitment and HR processes for Qadre.

Nosheen Mahmood, Recruitment and HR Manager

Nosheen comes from a Technology focused recruitment agency background. Working with Global Consultancies, Financial Institutions to FinTech organisations across the UK, Nosheen has consulted and helped build teams specialising in DevOps, Cloud and Development.  With an avid interest in Blockchain and a strong understanding in building technical teams Nosheen leads the Recruitment and HR processes for Qadre.

  Gemma Wade, Executive Assistant   Gemma leads on all of Qadre’s logistics. Gemma comes from an extensive background of office assistance both locally and internationally and has adapted to a wide range of industry sectors throughout her career.

Gemma Wade, Executive Assistant

Gemma leads on all of Qadre’s logistics. Gemma comes from an extensive background of office assistance both locally and internationally and has adapted to a wide range of industry sectors throughout her career.

  Dr. Christopher Sier, Advisor   Chair of FCA Institutional Disclosure Working Group and Fintech envoy of the north of UK, appointed by UK Treasury. Chris is also MD FiNexus and Professor of Practice Univerisity of Newcastle. Formerly Chris was Director of the Financial Services KTN .

Dr. Christopher Sier, Advisor

Chair of FCA Institutional Disclosure Working Group and Fintech envoy of the north of UK, appointed by UK Treasury. Chris is also MD FiNexus and Professor of Practice Univerisity of Newcastle. Formerly Chris was Director of the Financial Services KTN.

 
  Nezzie, CCO (Chief Canine Officer)

Nezzie, CCO (Chief Canine Officer)

  Tedbury, Executive Front-End Assistant

Tedbury, Executive Front-End Assistant

  Gus, Canine Innovation Officer

Gus, Canine Innovation Officer

 
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