Meet The Team

Carly Morris

Head of Geovation

Carly leads the Geovation team and works on making Geovation the best possible place to launch your start-up or solve your problems using location data.

Chris Parker

Co-Founder and Stakeholder Manager

A geographer, never happier than when bringing people and organisations together to generate sustainable propositions to common problems, collaboratively, for positive impact, locally to globally.  

Sebastian Ovide

Engineering Manager

Sebastian started coding when still a kid and has over 20 years of professional experience building software for corporations, SMEs and startups. Sebastian leads the Engineering Team, jumps into the trench to do hands on work when he can and provides coaching to members.

Isabelle Chatel de Brancion

Commercial Delivery Lead

Isabelle is a seasoned RIBA architect and MBA, turned impact tech entrepreneur. She leads the Ops team (accelerator, marketing, events and community) and focusses on developing and delivering the best customer experience as well as new opportunities.

Valentina Podda

Accelerator Programme Manager

Valentina is from a startup background and manages all aspects of the Accelerator programme. Before joining Geovation she worked at the Open Data Institute and ran her own startup. She has a background in Psychology and Computer Science.

Joy Shan-Chun Kuo

Software Engineer

Joy is a software developer with curiosity for technologies and passion to build applications in an agile way. He helps start-ups develop their product and provides data and tech support for our members. 

Abdul Omar Faruq

Innovation Engineer

Omar is a Mechanical Engineer graduate and indie developer with a curiosity to learn and build applications. He is currently learning to be a software developer, supporting the team across a wide range of projects.

Robert Brooks

UX/UI Designer

Robert is a designer with a background in mapping, having previously worked as a cartographer at a wayfinding consultancy. He focuses on usability and process design and delivers work in the fields of UX/UI and service design.

Luke Hampson

Partnership & Outreach Manager

Luke manages partnerships for Geovation, including our network of Partner Hubs. Passionate about working collaboratively to achieve outcomes that have a positive impact, Luke also raises awareness and interest in Geovation, by delivering outreach activity, that results in our community growing.

Nourin Abdal

Hub and Member Manager

Nourin looks after and is the first point of contact for all Hub Members. She also looks after the Geovation Community, deals with the office finance, and provides administrative and operational support to the hub, ensuring everything runs smoothly.

Isabel Ulitzsch

Events Manager

Isabel organises and manages industry-leading events that inspire our diverse community of startups, experts and individuals.

Claire Corlett

Marketing Manager

Claire leads the marketing and communications for Geovation. She is responsible for showcasing the successes of the team and our start-ups as well as promoting the work we do across the geospatial sector and beyond.

Meet the whole team