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About us

Wired Sussex is a fully independent not-for-profit membership organisation which exists to support the digital, media and technology sector in Sussex at a local, national and international level.

The Wired Sussex team

  • Phil Jones

    Managing Director

    I oversee our strategy as an organisation and work to promote our membership and its needs to local, national and international stakeholders, including government.

    Contact me if you think I might be able to help.

  • Beth Lewis

    Chief Operating Officer

    I oversee the growth of Wired Sussex through developing our processes, projects, the FuseBox space, residency programme and our team.

    I’m passionate about our community and supporting the growth of our sector.

    Contact me about anything related to Wired Sussex and the FuseBox.

  • Rifa Thorpe-Tracey

    Chief Marketing Officer

    I oversee our events and marketing strategy. This includes our annual Talent Festival and our programme of 5G work with the music industry. I also act as the brand guardian for Wired Sussex.

    Contact me about anything marketing and events related, and let me know how we can share what you're up to.

  • Anna Bagley

    Events and Marketing Coordinator

    I help to promote our range of services and initiatives to benefit our members and the local digital sector, as well as sharing success stories from our members.

    Contact me about anything marketing related and how we can help to promote your business and work.

  • Francesca Rowe

    Member Services Coordinator

    I help our members get the most from their membership. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about joining Wired Sussex, your existing account, or advertising a job on the website.

    Contact me

  • Chris Chowen

    Innovation and Technology Manager

    I help to facilitate the Brighton Immersive Lab, offer support to the FuseBox residents and lead our programme of VR Brighton events.

    Contact me if you'd like to learn more about the emerging technologies within the FuseBox.

  • Karen Makey


    I'm responsible for our accounts payable and receivable.

    Contact me about invoicing and payments.

  • Sol Gallin

    Studio Assistant

    I help ensure the smooth running of the Wired Sussex team and I’m here to help with any questions our residents may have.

    Contact me with any general queries and anything regarding the equipment.

The Wired Sussex Board

Our board of directors includes some of the most exceptional digital industry talents in the UK and is responsible for ensuring that Wired Sussex has a clear strategic direction and delivers for its members.

Our Board Members