The Wired Sussex Board

Wired Sussex is a fully independent not-for-profit organisation which supports the digital industry in Sussex at a local, national and international level.

Our Board includes some of the finest digital industry talent in the UK and is responsible for ensuring that Wired Sussex has a clear strategic direction and delivers on its objectives.

The Wired Sussex Board Members are:

Alex Morrison, Managing Director, Cogapp

Alex Morrison (Chair) - Managing Director, Cogapp

Alex Morrison, Managing Director, Cogapp

Alex Morrison is Chair of Wired Sussex's Board and Founder and Managing Director of digital innovators Cogapp. He has been working on large-scale digital media and user experience projects since the late 1980s and his client list includes nine national museums, LOCOG, Microsoft, Apple, the BBC, HSBC, Manchester United and Number Ten Downing Street. Alex has been involved with Wired Sussex since 2002. In 2007, Alex and his fellow directors took Wired Sussex out of its relationship with Sussex Enterprise to create a truly independent business-focused agency.

Lars Hyland - Director, Totara Learning

Lars Hyland, Commercial Director, Epic

Lars Hyland has over 24 years experience in digital media and has played an active role in the development and growth of the e-learning sector in Brighton and the South Coast, having held senior management roles at LEO (previously Epic) and Brightwave. In his current role at Totara Learning, the open source learning platform for the workplace, he manages all global commercial activities and sits on the board.

Lars is passionate about the positive role technology can play to improve learning outcomes for all, in education and in the workplace. Lars is also Founder of the innovative learning reinforcement service, Retenda.

Lars Hyland, Director, Totara Learning
Mark Bedser, Director, Madgex

Mark Bedser - Director, Madgex

Mark Bedser, Director, Madgex

Mark Bedser is an experienced software development consultant with over 20 years of experience in developing software for the financial, pharmaceutical and publishing sectors in particular.

He is a director and co-founder of Madgex, a Brighton based company which has grown into the UK’s market leader in the provision of Job Board software services to a blue chip client list that includes The Guardian, Reed Business Information, Emap, Centaur and Haymarket.

He is passionate about developing software that supports new and better ways to do things and has recently also founded a small software R&D company called Tech75 to further pursue this passion outside of the job board arena. He has degrees from Oxford and Sussex Universities and spends his spare time listening to music, cycling on the South Downs and cooking and eating good food.

Andrew Eades - CEO, Relentless Software

Andrew Eades, CEO, Relentless Software

After reading Computer Science at the University of Bristol, Andrew graduated in 1991 and started developing videogames at Oxford Softworks working on such titles as Chess 2175 and Omar Sharif’s Bridge.

Stints at DMA Design (now Rockstar North) and Virgin Interactive Entertainment followed working on titles such as Lemmings and Viva Football. In 2000, Andrew joined SurfCast, a dot-com start-up, and subsequently worked during the start-up phase of 3, the mobile phone network.

In 2003, Andrew founded Relentless Software with David Amor and has overseen the growth of Relentless from a 11-person outfit to become one of the leading UK independent games developers, consistently ranking in the Develop 100 list as one of the world’s most successful game studios. Andrew has worked with business partner David Amor to create a highly accoladed and successful games developer, winning a prestigious BAFTA in 2006 for Best Casual and Social Game.

Andrew is an active supporter of the UK games industry and has served on the board of TIGA, the industry trade association and been a trustee of GamesAid, an industry charity.

Andrew Eades, CEO, Relentless Software
Mark Iremonger, CEO, iCrossing UK

Mark Iremonger - CEO, iCrossing UK

Mark Iremonger, CEO, iCrossing UK

Mark leads UK operations for iCrossing and sits on the global leadership team. He became UK CEO in August 2015 following three and half years as Chief Strategy Officer. Bringing three decades of digital and marketing experience to iCrossing, he was previously Head of Digital and Planning at Proximity London BBDO, where he developed the agency's digital capability and led the planning and strategy team. Mark has also spent four years as MD of digital agency unit9, voted the 9th most creative agency in the UK by Adage International in 2004, alongside running cross platform marketing start-up Sleeper, a joint venture between interactive agency Deepend London and ad production company Blink. He has been a member of the British Council's Creative Industry's Advisory Panel and a Vice Chair of BIMA.

Phil Jones - Managing Director, Wired Sussex

Phil Jones, Managing Director, Wired Sussex

Phil Jones is currently Managing Director of Wired Sussex. In this capacity he advises a wide number of digital media companies and oversees the agency’s various projects and initiatives. He sits on the advisory group of The Economic Partnership (which develops the economic strategies for Brighton) and is currently Chair of the South East Media Network Skills Group.

Phil graduated from the University of Sussex in the mid 80’s and started his media career with the COI delivering media content for government departments. Phil has been a strategic content producer for Newscorp in Hong Kong, he set up and built a media company with Bob Geldof, created a series of TV channels for East European markets, was an MTV board member and worked for 6 years for Liberty Global, including a long spell as worldwide MD of Extreme Media, a TV, web and music company.

He was part of the European Union Media Content Group and in that capacity oversaw the world’s first live tri-media (TV, Radio, and web) event.

Phil Jones, Managing Director, Wired Sussex
Jenni Lloyd, Creative Collaborator - Purpose Lab

Creative Collaborator - Purpose Lab

Jenni Lloyd, Creative Collaborator - Purpose Lab

Jenni Lloyd specialises in participative change for connected and creative cultures. Via her company PurposeLab she works on client problems as a consultant, and also brings her own ideas to life through independent projects.

Her belief is that business can and should be a force for positive change in the world - and that people connected together with a meaningful purpose can make anything happen.

A digital veteran, her background is in design - from interfaces for digital products, to experience design and finally into organisational design. The linking thread is human behaviour - understanding what people want and need and how that can be provided in a mutually beneficial way.

Previously, Jenni was director of the consultancy NixonMcInnes, a pioneer of early social media marketing which went on to specialise in transforming how major corporations, charities and government departments behave in response to the social web.

Jenni lives in and is a fierce advocate for Brighton, the city where crazy ideas can be made real. She's proud to be a trustee of Brighton's Royal Pavilion and Museums Foundation, seeing the Pavilion as a symbol of innovation and radical ideas. As well as supporting Brighton's creative and digital business community as a board member of Wired Sussex, Jenni also sits on the University of Brighton Industrial Advisory Board.

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Jeremy Spiller - Managing Director, White Hat

Jeremy Spiller, Managing Director, White Hat

Jeremy has worked with the internet since 1990 and with the web since 1994. In 2003 Jeremy founded award winning web search marketing and development agency White Hat Media with business partner Kevin Elliott. White Hat Media’s clients include Toshiba, Coty, Centaur Publishing, Yardley, and HR Owen. Jeremy has specialised in search marketing for the last six years and is an expert in web marketing and in particular natural Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), PPC and Social Media Marketing.

He regularly writes articles, runs workshops and speaks at conferences on the subject for organisations such as Sussex Enterprise, The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), ProfitNet, Econsultancy, and McCann Erickson.

Recently, Jeremy has been quoted in or written articles for The Sunday Times, .net magazine, New Media Age, The Essential Business Guide, Business Growth magazine and others. Jeremy now confesses to being obsessed with natural Search Engine Optimisation and strongly believes practising ethical techniques known in the sector as ‘White Hat’ for successful long term results.

Jeremy Spiller, Managing Director, White Hat
Jason Woodford,CEO, SiteVisibility

Jason Woodford - CEO, SiteVisibility

Jason Woodford,CEO, SiteVisibility

Jason is CEO and Co-owner of SiteVisibility which is one of the UK’s top search marketing agencies. The business was founded in 2002 and has gone on to win awards for Search and Digital Marketing, Social Responsibility and Business Growth including reaching the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for the 3rd time in 2009. He secured an international round of Angel investment in 2008 which enabled the business to build the team and service offering required to sustain leadership in the rapidly evolving digital marketing sector. Jason is passionate about working with ambitious entrepreneurs and businesses to achieve their goals online and was voted into the Courvoisier Future 500 in 2008.

Prior to SiteVisibility, Jason’s career has included roles in corporate strategy, corporate communications, financial and sustainability reporting and M&A activity with Carillion, Tarmac and George Wimpey culminating in dotcom excitement with BuildOnline.com which raised £45m from international VCs in 2001.

Juliet Tzabar - Managing Director, Plug-in Media

Juliet Tzabar, Managing Director, Plug-in Media

Juliet is Managing Director at Plug-in Media and has worked in digital media for over 13 years. Following an early career in the art department of television dramas, Juliet moved into digital media in 2000, where she has specialised in delivering interactive projects with a broadcast tie-in and a focus on the children and families audience. Juliet joined Plug-in Media in 2007 as a partner and has overseen the company’s growth and success, establishing it as one of the UK’s leading digital agencies. As well as being responsible for business development and strategy, Juliet takes an Executive Producer role on many of its projects and has recently overseen the company’s move into original IP development. Plug-in’s work has received a wealth of different awards and nominations including 3 BAFTAs, a Webby, and a BIMA award. Juliet was also shortlisted for the 2011 Women in Technology Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Juliet Tzabar, Managing Director, Plug-in Media
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