Meet the Executive Team

Dr. Raoul-Gabriel Urma, Chairman of Cambridge Spark

Dr. Raoul-Gabriel Urma

Founder & Chairman

Raoul holds a PhD in Computer Science from Cambridge University and was nominated an Oracle Java Champion for his contributions to the community.

He is an international speaker and best-selling book author. He has advised and worked for several organisations on large-scale software engineering projects including at Google, Oracle, eBay and Goldman Sachs.
James Swaffield, Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge Spark

James Swaffield

Chief Executive Officer

James is an experienced leader in the education and training sector. He was Managing Director of the UK's largest driver training business, where he led a transformation of the sales and marketing engine to drive commercial growth. Prior to this, James led large scale apprenticeship provision as Operations Director at QA and Managing Director at Capita.

James credits his engineering background (Electronic Engineering at Southampton University) and an MBA with his analytical and data driven approach to driving businesses forward.

Angela Au, Non-Executive Director of Cambridge Spark

Angela Au

Non-Executive Director

After receiving her degree in Engineering and Management Studies from Cambridge, Angela trained as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG. Post-qualification, she spent 10 years at Arm, a UK technology company, supporting its growth from a start-up into a FTSE-100 company, before taking a career break in 2003.

Since then, she has worked as a consultant helping technology start-ups build their financial infrastructure and operations. Her most recent client was the award-winning social enterprise Simprints Technology.
Kevin Lemagnen, Chief Technology Officer of Cambridge Spark

Kevin Lemagnen

Chief Technical Officer

Kevin has led the development of data products for the energy sector and worked for the telecommunications industry at Qualcomm. He was also a visiting researcher at Stanford University.

Kevin has delivered data science and machine learning training courses to various clients from industries that include finance, engineering and research helping professionals leverage the latest techniques.
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