The members of the Operational Management Board were responsible for the general management of C4CC.
Co-Director, Governance and Resources
Carey Adams has spent much of her career as a University administrator at QMUL, where she also studied for her Masters in Intellectual Property Law. She worked in the newly created Technology Transfer office, dealing with IP management across the College and Medical School. As Financial Administrator of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) in Biomedical Materials, she helped form ApaTech Limited, the highly successful spin-out company established to commercialise the synthetic bone graft substitute material developed in the IRC. Carey was Company Secretary and part of the team that secured the initial VC funding for the company, as well as establishing and managing the administrative infrastructure.
In her spare time, Carey enjoys squash and tennis, despite having broken lots of bones over the years pursuing more dangerous sports, such as horse-riding and parachuting.
Co-Director, Networks and Outreach
Brian Condon has over 25 years experience as a consultant and business developer.
His work includes negotiating joint ventures in Ukraine during the time Ukraine became an independent country in the early 1990s. Subsequently he managed scenario planning and technology strategy for businesses and government at PA Technology.
He led the work of the Media, IT and Telecoms team in business development activity and client relationships as Managing Director of Close Brothers Corporate Finance until late 2002.
In 2003, he founded Complexity Group. He now works across the private and public sectors problem-solving and advising on decision-making in complex environments. He specialises in strategy formulation and implementation and in resolving the dilemmas inherent in making strategy work in human terms. He has a PhD in Physics from the University of St Andrews, Fife, Scotland.
He is an investor in and on the Boards of two early stage businesses Community Broadband Network, a social enterprise working with communities on Next Generation Broadband and active in the digital policy arena Aquafuel Research Limited, a venture-backed UK company with a set of patented technologies for renewable combined heat and power (CHP). Aquafuel has a number of commercial CHP projects in development
Brian is a member of the Frontline Club which champions independent journalism, the R&D Society and the Royal Television Society. He works with Amplified, a not-for-profit organisation that uses social media to enable and encourage community participation around events, conferences and public conversations.
He blogs at digital-citizen.co.uk and he uses Audioboo for podcasts. He specialises in realtime and near-realtime media for his work especially with Amplified.
SME Engagement Manager / Artist in Residence
London Creative and Digital Fusion at C4CC
Debbie has been working as an Artist in Residence the Centre for Creative Collaboration (C4CC) since 2010, developing her creative practice. Later that year she was offered a job as a member of the management team at C4CC helping curate and organise projects. As the position was part-time, she was able to be both active in the management of C4CC and continue her creative development working on business ideas combining fashion with electronics.
In October 2012, she was employed as SME Engagement Manager, supported by the ERDF and part of the London Creative and Digital Fusion. Her job entails find suitable partner SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) for the Fusion programme â€“ attending events and conferences.
Before working at C4CC she worked in television production for over fifteen years, specialising in undercover investigations and working for all the main TV companies and broadcasters including BBC, National Geographic, and Channel 4. She is the MD of a small technology company that have designed and sell the microprocessor Ardunio clone called Nanode. More recently she havs just had her interactive sculpture selected for the Burning Man Festival 2013 in the Nevada Desert, USA. She has also recently taken up taxidermy where she incorporates electronics into her creations.
Manager, Project Development
Bhimla has 20 years of professional experience in the higher education sector, eleven of which she spent at The London School of Economics and Political Science. She previously worked at the Royal Veterinary College and the Medical Research Council. Her expertise lies in the field of project development and contract negotiation, with particular focus on European Union funding.
Moreover, Bhimla owns a small company that specialises in exporting British and European fashion abroad. She holds a post-graduate diploma in Management and a degree in Business Studies with Finance from the University of North London, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. Bhimla is fluent in French.
Nigel has significant strategic negotiation, income generation and relationship management experience, gained at a senior level in a variety of positions in the commercial, charitable and not-for-profit sectors.
In addition to leading negotiations for a high-profile membership organisation with the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and others; he has led on achieving agreements a wealth and wide variety of parties concerning the commercial, worldwide licensing of intellectual property, recent examples of which include broadcasting arrangements relating to the 2012 Olympic Games.
He has in excess of 25 years experience of securing and reporting upon organisational and project-specific funding from a number of sources, including from trade bodies, local authorities, the European Social Fund and UK Trade & Investment, as well as from corporate partnerships, commercial sponsorship and successful applications to trusts and foundations.
Nigel also serves as a trustee and treasurer for Attitude is Everything; a national charity that strives to improve Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music.