About us


Our strength is in knowledge, diversity, and equality.

Dr. Shahram Mossayebi

holds a PhD in Post-Quantum Cryptography from Royal Holloway University of London. He has obtained his Information Security Master’s degree from the same school, as well as a BSc in Physics. Shahram is a quantum cybersecurity expert who has written scientific papers on the security of modern cryptosystems against quantum adversaries. He has also worked as a cybersecurity consultant.

Cofounder and CTO
Dr. Patrick Camilleri

has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Otto-von-Guericke University in Germany. He also has a BEng in Electrical Engineering from the University of Malta. He worked at Philips Semiconductors Zurich where he designed semiconductor chips for mobile phones. At Philips he also used photon emission microscopy to analyse failures in semiconductor chips. Patrick recently was a Postdoc at the University of Manchester where he did cutting edge research on parallel computing.

Director of Sales and Business Development
Colin Howes

20 Years in Sales and Business Development specialising in high tech startups, growth and exit. Passionate about technology and it's potential for positive impact. Cyber Security background, Ethical Hacker. Mostly found on two wheels.

Head of Engineering
Faisal Awqati

20 years of work experience in leading industries such as NXP and STMicroelectronics, MSc in electrical engineering from Imperial College

Senior Analogue IC Design Engineer
Ken Potter

Over 15 years years of microelectronics experience focusing on CMOS ASIC design hardening for harsh environments and accelerated lifetime testing. Holds an M.Sc. from the University of Southampton.

Cryptography Engineer
Robert Lee

PhD in cryptography and hardware security from Royal Holloway, University of London, Ex-intern at NXP

Cryptography intern
Elizabeth Berners-Lee

3rd year PhD candidate in cryptography at Royal Holloway, University of London, Her research focuses on quantum-safe cryptosystems


Jeff Parker

Former RAF officer, Ex-business development director at Airbus, Ex-consultant at GCHQ

Thomas Tugendhat, MBE MP

Member of Parliament, Former Army officer, Former management consultant and energy analyst in the City

James Arroyo, OBE

Director of Ditchley Park, Former head of digital transformation at the foreign office

Prof. Ruediger Schack

Professor in quantum physics at Royal Holloway, University of London, Has published more than 80 scientific papers which have attracted over 3000 citations

Prof. Kenny Paterson

Professor in cryptography at Royal Holloway, University of London, The Editor in Chief for the IACR's Journal of Cryptology, Past EPSRC leadership fellow, Holds 4 awards in cryptography, Has published more than 200 scientific papers which have attracted over 10000 citations