Finance & Operations

Mark Parsons - Head of Finance and Accounting

Mark joined Cambridge Enterprise in 2009. He is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant with more than 10 years' post-qualification experience working in public practice and industry.

Initially Mark worked for a local firm of accountants for two years then moved into industry. Recent roles include working for a UK subsidiary of a US-owned life science company in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, and a large US-owned capital equipment manufacturer in Royston, Hertfordshire.

Helen Page-Croft - Financial Controller

Helen joined Cambridge Enterprise in 2008 as Contract Accountant.

For seven years prior to that, she worked for Cambridge Manufacturing Industry Links, now IfM Education and Consultancy Services Limited, another wholly owned company of the University of Cambridge.

Elizabeth Bone - Financial Accountant

Elizabeth joined Cambridge Enterprise in 2007 as an Accounts Assistant, and is responsible for the purchase ledgers for both Cambridge Enterprise and Cambridge University Technical Services.

Elizabeth has more than 20 years’ experience of ledger accounts.

Steven Humm - Sales Ledger Administrator

Steven joined Cambridge Enterprise as Sales Ledger Administrator in 2011.

He came to the company after five years’ experience working for a spin-out from Cambridge Consultants. Prior to this, Steven has more than 25 years’ experience in manufacturing, retail and wholesale accounts.

Carol Harrison - Executive Assistant

Carol has 20 years of Executive Assistant experience primarily working at a senior level within Pharmaceutical Medicine.

Before joining Cambridge Enterprise, Carol worked for MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, as an Executive Assistant supporting three Senior Clinical Directories across therapeutic areas. Prior to this she worked for the Vice-President of UK and Europe and the Medical Director at Gilead Ltd.

Ruth Queen - Head of Human Resources

As Head of Human Resources (HR), Ruth guides, manages and provides strategy on the people function of Cambridge Enterprise.

In this role, Ruth has been developing and implementing HR initiatives in areas such as employee engagement and communication, attracting and managing talent, employee reward, and employee well-being.  Ruth values the flexible and agile working environment at Cambridge Enterprise, as well as the inclusive and engaged culture.

Ruth has over 20 years’ HR experience, working across various sectors including not-for-profit (Cambridge-based housing associations CHS Group and Granta Housing Society), new business (high tech start-up Geneva Technology) and global corporation (Convergys).

Ruth is CIPD-qualified and graduated with a BA Hons in Philosophy and European Literature.

Ruth joined Cambridge Enterprise in 2014.


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Sinead Varley - Office Manager

Sinead joined Cambridge Enterprise in 2013 as an Office Administrator and became Office Manager in 2014.

Prior to joining Cambridge Enterprise, she worked for Johnson Matthey as an Admin Assistant within its technology department and offered admin support to a large team of chemists, engineers and production line workers. Sinead has a degree in Politics from Nottingham Trent University.

Rafal Juszczak - Facilities Assistant

Rafal joined Cambridge Enterprise in October 2016 to oversee the general running of the Hauser Forum and provide support to Seminar Centre users.

Previously, Rafal worked for almost nine years in Trinity Hall providing support for its conference and housekeeping teams. During this time he became an AV Technologist. Rafal also holds a Building Technician diploma.


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