Simon Devonshire OBE

Simon has an extensive corporate career and is also a serial entrepreneur.

He previously ran O2 Business, the business division of the mobile-network and co-founded Wayra Europe, the business accelerator belonging to Telefonica.

He served as Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) for the UK Government for three and a half years, reporting to Dept BEIS. Simon co-founded One Water which has donated more than £20m to providing clean water in Africa. He also helped scale-up at seed-stage.

Simon’s current portfolio includes:

Being an active investor in eleven remarkable digital businesses: and

Simon is currently EiR for the National Physical Laboratory, Rolls Royce, Institute of Cancer Research and the Manufacturing Technology Centre.

Simon is Chair of Ploughshare Innovations. He is Non-Executive Director of Mercia Technologies VCT and is an Advisory Partner at AlantraUK Capital Finance.