OUR TEAM

Grace Cassy
Co-Founder & Co-Chair
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Grace Cassy
Co-Founder & Co-Chair

Grace co-founded CyLon in 2015 along with Jonathan Luff and Alex van Someren. Prior to founding CyLon, Grace spent 10 years in the UK Diplomatic Service, working on global security policy in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Between 2004-6, she was an advisor to Prime Minister Tony Blair, specialising in Asia and national security. She also co-founded Epsilon Advisory Partners, a strategy and growth firm working with world-leading global technology companies and investors.

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Jonathan Luff
Co-Founder & Co-Chair
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Jonathan Luff
Co-Founder & Co-Chair

Jonathan co-founded CyLon in 2015 along with Grace Cassy and Alex van Someren. Before founding CyLon, Jonathan was a senior British Diplomat, serving in a variety of roles for the UK Government, including as an advisor to UK Prime Minister David Cameron. He also co-founded Epsilon Advisory Partners, a strategy and growth firm working with world-leading global technology companies and investors.

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Nick Morris
CEO
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Nick Morris
CEO

Nick is CyLon’s CEO, having previously led various aspects of the company as its Commercial Director since 2016.

Prior to this, Nick ran a deep-tech startup which worked with some of the world’s leading companies across the Europe & the USA, and was a Director of Epsilon Advisory Partners. He is a Fellow of the New Entrepreneurs Foundation, and sits on the Trustee board of two charities.

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Joanna Wlazlak
Director of Product
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Joanna Wlazlak
Director of Product

Joanna leads the development and implementation of CyLon’s programmes. She has worked with CyLon since 2018, overseeing our programmes across the world.

She is a qualified lawyer by background but has now been working with startups for almost a decade.

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David Chan
Entrepreneur-in-Residence
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David Chan
Entrepreneur-in-Residence

David supports our companies and entrepreneurs on core aspects of their business strategy, from sales to product development, having joined CyLon as our EIR in 2016.

David is a cyber security entrepreneur himself, having founded his first startup while an undergraduate at Imperial College. Since then, he has co-founded and worked in multiple startups in the UK and Silicon Valley. He has a wealth of experience across business, software development, and much more.

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Alan Jenkins
CISO-in-Residence
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Alan Jenkins
CISO-in-Residence

Alan supports our companies and entrepreneurs on a range of topics, from enterprise procurement to CISO decision-making processes.

Alan was formerly Group CISO at Babcock International, UK CSO at CSC and T-Systems, an Associate Partner at IBM Security, and served in the Royal Air Force for 21 years.

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Kerry Gregory
Chief of Staff
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Kerry Gregory
Chief of Staff

Kerry is CyLon’s Chief of Staff. Prior to joining CyLon she worked in the public sector, where she served as Private Secretary and Organiser-in-Chief to Cabinet Ministers and Ambassadors, both in London and overseas.

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Omaru Maruatona
Advisor - CyLon Go
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Omaru Maruatona
Advisor - CyLon Go

Omaru is the CEO and founder of Aiculus, a CyLon alumnus which helps organisations embrace API technology without increasing their risk profile.

Omaru is a Cyber security and Machine Learning practitioner with deep industry and research experience. Before founding Aiculus, Omaru worked with a big Australian bank in Machine Learning based fraud detection. Omaru has also worked for Computershare as a Technical Security Analyst and for PwC Australia in Cyber security architecture and strategy. Omaru is a thought leader in the area of Cyber-AI and regularly publishes and speaks at various academic and industry conferences.

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