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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Roughan as the new Managing Director for Plexal, the innovation centre at Here East.

Andrew Roughan, the former COO of Here East and one of the original team behind the project to regenerate the London Olympics Broadcast and Media Centre, will assume his role at Plexal at present time.

Plexal sits at the heart of Here East’s vision to encourage collaboration for innovative and creative businesses of all sizes and across all sectors. We are proud to be the fastest growing cluster of tech and innovative businesses in London.

"We are delighted to announce Andrew Roughan as the Managing Director of Plexal. Having worked alongside Andrew to create Here East, I know he has the passion and expertise required to cultivate the growth of Plexal’s community and partnerships across the campus in a way that contributes to the wider campus, the UK economy and the local region."
-Gavin Poole, Chief Executive of Here East

Within Plexal, Andrew will oversee the London Office for Rapid Cyber Security Advancement (LORCA), which was recently launched through £13.5m funding from DCMS and in partnership with Deloitte and CSIT. LORCA acts as a convening force for the UK cyber security community, to position London and the UK as a world leader in cyber security

Here East is also home to academic institutions Loughborough University London and UCL, fast-growth businesses including and Sega’s Sports Interactive and global companies such as BT Sport and Ford.

"Plexal has become one of the most important innovation centres in London, supporting a diverse range of large, small and start-up companies across a number of high potential sectors and technology products. I look forward to working with our members, and the wider Here East campus, in collaborating to cause progress on an international scale."
-Andrew Roughan, Managing Director of Plexal

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