Glenn is the founder and CEO of Global City Futures. Glenn Woodcock has more than 25 years of experience as a banker, venture capitalist, and entrepreneur. Since 2008 he has been a Director of Oxygen House, which invests in projects that foster social, environmental and economic prosperity.
Glenn is a founder of Sparx, the UK’s most significant Education Technology Company for enhancing maths outcomes for young people.
He is a founding director of Low Carbon Group – a renewable energy investment bank, and City Science, a city analytical product company, as well as an investor in many social and technical enterprises.
He is also a trustee of the University of Exeter and a governor of Exeter College.
Managing Director and Head of Finance & Partnerships
Roli is a Director at Global City Futures and leads our Finance and Professional Services. His work focuses on building investable business models that deliver on the city’s housing, energy independence and congestion-free vision.
Roli is a fellow of the ICAEW with experience in managing relationships between public sector and commercial finance, Roli previously spent 15 years in professional practice. Roli led a Big 4 Accountancy Firm infrastructure advisory team, with a focus on Housing, Energy, Transport and local government accounting and finance.
Elaine is Operations Director at Global City Futures. Her role is to provide project management support for the business and to drive progress on key projects once funding is in place.
She has experience within finance, project and change management, as well as procurement across industries in both the public and private sector. These include construction, financial services and facilities management. She is a CIMA associate and sits as vice-chair, and lead finance governor on a primary school federation governing board.
Sophie is a Commercial Development Director at Global City Futures. Her role is to provide project management for multiple cross-organisation, multi-stakeholder commercial projects.
Sophie is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) with a wide range of experience across a range of finance functions, including Treasury, Corporate Finance and Supplier Management, as well as extensive project management experience involving complex stakeholder management.
Rachael is a Senior Consultant at Global City Futures. Her role is to provide project management support for the business and to drive progress on key projects once funding is in place.
She has a range of corporate and professional experience, financial process automation and governance, financial data software migration, streamlined process management, strategic business case development, business partnering, transformational change and performance management. She is a chartered certified accountant (ACCA).
Kathryn is a Senior Project Manager at Global City Futures. Her role is to provide project management support for the business and to drive progress on key projects once funding is in place.
She has a range of corporate and professional experience, covering audit, (internal and external) management of PLC accounting and reporting teams, strategic business case development, business partnering, transformational change and performance management. She is a chartered accountant (ICAEW) and Oxford University biology graduate.
Chris comes from a regeneration, construction and manufacturing background with experience in the public and private sector.
He is focused on the delivery of local government regeneration, commercialisation and housing projects and creating a sustainable energy environment for future generations. He brings his experience to local government housing projects, capital assets builds, renewable energy, and is experienced in managing projects with multiple components and deadlines.
Ruby provides support on bid-writing, conducting wide-scale research projects and assisting in regional context research pieces. As a Research Consultant she supports bids and outline business cases that are informed by, and aligned with, local and national strategic objectives, in particular relating to environmental sustainability ambitions across the public-private sector.
Will is a Project Manager at Global City Futures. His role involves managing key projects, undertaking commercial project management, financial advisory engagements, and development of business cases.
Will has a background in Professional and Corporate Services, having worked in Audit, being exposed to various industries. Will also has experience in Financing and Asset Management. Will is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW).
If you are passionate about creating sustainable, carbon-neutral societies, with a real interest and skills in data analytics, finance or bid writing, then we’d love to receive a speculative application from you.
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