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Our Team



Neil Williams

Lead Analyst

Neil is an experienced strategic consultant. He has a degree in law and is a Prince II and APM-qualified project manager. Neil has managed large-scale projects funded by the EU and UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) across a broad range of areas, including social justice, education, climate change, and sustainability. His expertise in establishing and managing cross-border projects and investigations is second to none.

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Josh Normanton

General Counsel

Josh is a regulatory barrister practicing in London. He has a wealth of expertise in the life sciences sector, including food technology, pharmaceuticals, and financial regulation. He has a specialist practice in medical cannabis regulation and licensing. He regularly advises individuals and companies in the UK and across Europe on risk management and regulatory interventions.


Nick Kenny

Commercial Strategy and Marketing

Nick is an experienced strategic advisor specialising in commercial strategy and marketing. He has advised FMCG corporations, family funds, and VCs on how to navigate and invest in the global wellness industry, as well as cannabis and psychedelic companies on their commercial strategies. He has over 13 years of experience in heavily regulated markets, having previously been the US Director of Marketing for Imperial Brands PLC, a global consumer goods company with a portfolio of next-generation and tobacco products.

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Robert Jappie

Legal and Regulatory Advice

Robert is a partner in Fieldfisher’s Regulatory Group. He specialises in life sciences regulation for the UK and Europe, providing advice and representation to a range of nascent industries in the life sciences sector. His particular focus is on food and agri-tech, cannabis regulation, and healthcare.


Catherine Watkinson

Food Tech Specialist

Catherine is the owner and director of a food safety and quality consultancy and mentoring business, TMC Foods Limited. She has over 25 years of experience within the industry, supporting businesses and organisations with their technical, product development, systems, and food safety requirements. Over this time, she has developed a portfolio of expertise and industry-recognised qualifications specialising in HACCP, lead auditing, NPD/EPD project development, business start-up programmes, factory regeneration, and facility design, construction, and development.


Damion Carruel

Financial Markets Professional

Damion has extensive experience in the City of London financial markets, including fundraising, trading, and corporate banking. He has also set up a number of his own businesses and acted as an advisor for others.

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