We are IAND

We enable our clients to deliver more world-class projects by unlocking knowledge on supplier skills, risk and performance.

We are engineers as well as digital natives. We come with deep experience from both engineering and infrastructure, to agile start-ups. From our head of quality, formerly a Rolls Royce engineer, to our head of product and customer experience from MOO.

That’s what makes our business, us and our platform, unique. 



“IAND is solving a real problem in an industry that is looking to accelerate innovation. The team has a compelling mix of deep sector knowledge and technical know-how, and they are great to work with.“

Damien Lane, Partner, Episode 1 


Industry experience + customer first

We have built a world-class team, combining usability from B2C and deep industry experience from professional services. 









The team

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Elspeth Finch MBE
Founder and CEO

Elspeth is a successful engineering entrepreneur and business leader. She has 19 years’ experience in engineering and tech, as the founder of two technology driven startups and as a senior leader within Atkins, a FTSE 250 engineering consultancy. 

She is active in shaping the Government’s engineering policy with a focus on innovation, and EDI through her work at the RAEng where she chairs the Innovators’ Network, is a judge on the Launchpad competition for early stage entreprenuers and sits on its Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Awards include:

  • MBE for her services to Engineering and Enterprise. 2017.

  • Silver Medal, Royal Academy of Engineering. 2013.

  • Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. 2010

View Elspeth's LinkedIn profile.


Gillian Iversen
Head of Client Engagement

Gillian began her career working with Elspeth in her first technology start up. She joined IAND from Atkins’ Intelligent Mobility team where her most recent role was using big data to help clients make informed decisions about the future of transport.

She has a Masters in Spatial Planning from UCL and a BA in History from Cambridge University and has spent the last 14 years working with clients in a wide range of sectors from healthcare to transport and the built environment.


Lena Leadbetter
Head of Product & User Experience

With more than 10 years in product management for consumer websites, Lena lives and breathes digital and understand what drives delight and usability. Lena works closely with the client and technology teams, to develop features that our customers love.


John Cinnamond
Head of Technology

John is the third hire of IAND, and is a life-time programmer with solid experience in a number of programming languages, specialising in Ruby on Rails. With degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy, John is an incredible strategic thinker, as well as a world-class programmer. Also, a regular speaker at technology events. 


Layon Ferreira
Head of Development

A technology and innovation enthusiast, Layon's full-stack background from consumer websites is driving the development of our platform. If he's not writing code, you'll catch Layon travelling and enjoying photography. 


Karen Hansen
Head of Data & Quality 

An engineer with a long-standing interest in data analysis and quality, Karen has degrees in mechanical engineering from Canada and Cambridge.  Karen has also worked for Rolls Royce on combustion testing and computational fluid dynamics.


Ngaire Tan
Senior UI designer

An incredibly talented designer, Ngaire is the user interface designer behind IAND, and the the Insights platform. With her background being from consumer websites, where usability is paramount, she and the team are driving the design functionality and aesthetics of IAND.



Board members


Chris Mairs
CBE FREng, Chairman



Damien Lane
Non Executive Director, Episode 1



Martin Grant
FREng, Non Executive Director




Carina Namih
Board observer, Episode 1



Want to join our team?

We're an ambitious start-up with big plans. Visit our careers page, to find out of any open roles.