King's Cross Team

Meet our board

We have 2 boards across our Limited company and CIC.

Richard Evans
LTD Board Member
Richard Evans
LTD Board Member

Richard is a co-founder of Impact Hub Kings Cross and has served as a director since 2011. He has also chaired the board of the global Impact Hub Association. Prior to this, he worked for 20+ years in the FMCG/drinks industry with P&G, Whitbread, and InBev.

Richard has co-founded and partnered with other social businesses and is the chair of trustees at a London-based children’s education charity.

Dermot Egan
LTD Board Member
Dermot Egan
LTD Board Member

Dermot is a co-founder of Impact Hub Kings Cross and Cork St Studios in Dublin, a community of start-ups and freelancers from the tech and creative industries. He co-founded Studio TILT, developing it into an award-winning global leader in the design of coworking spaces and collaborative work environments.

Dermot has written about social and creative businesses for numerous publications including The Guardian.

Gaby Jesson
LTD Board Member
Gaby Jesson
LTD Board Member

Gaby has a track-record of award-winning growth and creative campaigns. She co-founded and led a marketing communications agency for 16 years with clients such as Nike, Coca Cola, Nokia, Selfridges and M.I.T.

Gaby’s focus and passion is linking PR & audience engagement with customer acquisition. In 2021 she launched The Prospect Society, providing flexible and cost-effective marketing growth support.

Louise Kingsley
LTD Board Member
Louise Kingsley
LTD Board Member

Louise has 20+ years experience as an energy and infrastructure lawyer.  She is Legal Director for the world’s largest independent renewable energy company, working on the development of onshore windfarm, solar park and energy storage projects.

Louise has volunteered as a Policy consultant for the charity Pure Leapfrog which promotes community ownership, sustainability and decarbonisation.

Oriana Pound
CIC Board Member
Oriana Pound
CIC Board Member

As chief of staff for PwC’s Global Clients & Industries network, Oriana works with leaders and teams worldwide to build and strengthen their businesses, challenging them to focus on how to best support their clients in both developed and developing markets. She’s worked with a wide range of organisations, including non-profits and social enterprises.

She is a former Board Member of CodeFirstGirls, which works to increase the number of women in tech.

Grace Reid
CIC Board Member
Grace Reid
CIC Board Member

Grace is a Critical Friend, Consultant, and Founder of urlifebusinessShe is passionate about using her professional and lived experience to support organisations to move beyond the tick box approach to Diversity & Inclusion. She achieves this by designing creative, interactive interventions that support change.

Her mission is to help organisations create equitable workplace cultures of belonging where all employees are empowered to thrive.

Hannah Watkins
CIC Board Member
Hannah Watkins
CIC Board Member

After six years working as a lawyer, Hannah moved into the commercial world, motivated by a desire to work with entrepreneurially-minded businesses. She founded her own magazine on education and child development.

As a former Business and Operations Director of a communications agency and, more recently, Business Advisor for organisations including a children’s mental health charity, she helps structure and optimise business growth and potential.

Mercurius Saad
CIC Board Member
Mercurius Saad
CIC Board Member

Video games shaped his childhood, studying mathematics developed his discipline and his passion for storytelling blossomed into a 3 year career in marketing, before he became obsessed with wanting to impact people’s lives through technology.

Mercurius is the founder of Tutorbloc, a company which helps educators launch, manage and grow their business with the purpose of turning their knowledge into income.

Mike Thompson
LTD Board Member
Mike Thompson
LTD Board Member

Mike is a co-founder of Impact Hub Kings Cross, GoodBrand and GLO (Good Leaders Online). He was formerly Professor of Management Practice at the China Europe International Business School and now visiting professor.

Mike has contributed to several books on wise leadership, spirituality and sustainability, including Wise Management in Organisational Complexity and Suited Monk Leadership.

Stephanie Haywood
CIC Board Member
Stephanie Haywood
CIC Board Member

Stephanie is a senior business executive with 20 years of experience in international sales, customer engagement, and loyalty marketing for luxury retail. She has worked in a range of roles for companies including Chanel, Net-A-Porter, and Selfridges.

Stephanie now plans to use the rest of her career to have a positive impact on the world. She is a strong believer that entrepreneurship and innovation play a major role in solving today’s challenges.