Jim Williams

Founder & CEO

Jim is a wannabe climber, board game designer, and amateur photographer. He’s terrible at all three, but hides it with his boundless enthusiasm. He’s much better at building organisations, having been in leadership positions in a variety of start-ups since 2008. Most notably, he founded and build a socially-oriented media company in Pakistan, and grew it to 150 staff and a multimillion turnover in four years. Now he’s happy to be home!

Lauren Ray

Data Lead

Laura Yates

Content Lead

Tristan Summerscale

Head of Digital

Tristan is a product development and digital delivery professional who has gained international experience in a diverse set of places including a print magazine startup, marketing technology platforms, and global media organisations. He spends an unhealthy amount of his spare time tinkering with projects involving storytelling and the internet. He is helping the Hatch team build their digital presence.

Max Arnold

Video Lead

Max is a video producer and director who has made documentaries and crafted video campaigns for the likes of the BBC, the Liberal Democrats, Spotify and Gumtree. He loves to explore the way in which video styles and formats can cross-over to challenge audiences and create new meaning.


Laura Gordon, Intl Development Strategist

Laura worked in international development in Africa and the Middle East before going into politics. She is interested in finding new ways to engage liberals all over the country to challenge our political system and bring change at local and national level.

Mark Pack, Assc. Director, Teneo

Mark’s literally written the book on how to win elections, in between eating chocolate. He now consults with global clients on how to handle crises and how to embed digital expertise across organisations. He is also Hatch’s data protection guru.

Paul Hienkens, Fintech Entrepreneur

Paul is a commercial leader in the Commodities and Fintech sectors, supporting founders and directors of small business/start-ups and helping build people-focussed organisations while growing revenue and profit. He is a Dutch national and proud father of two.

Phil Thorne, COO of Quorso, a frontline hospitality scale-up
Phil is part of the Founding Team of Quorso and intelligent performance management network for business. He previously spend a decade within investment banking advising on capital markets and corporate finance.
Sarah Lewis – Chair of Trustees

Sarah works with business and non-profit leaders to help them and their organisations play a positive role in society. She previously worked across communications, campaigns, advocacy and public affairs at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Standard Chartered Bank and Xynteo. Sarah is particularly passionate about building teams and taking proven ideas to scale.


Charleen Cannone

Former MD of Virgin Sports & Hatch Strategy Advisor

Colin Mansell

Founder of RED Academy & Hatch Strategy Advisor

John Duggan

Tango brand originator & Hatch Brand Advisor

Lis Ribbans

Former Managing Editor of the Guardian Newspaper & Hatch Editorial Advisor

Phil Geraghty

Founder of and Hatch Tech Advisor