There's a small and hard-working team behind Health Foundry. Read more about them below and don't be afraid to say hello!

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Nicky Johnston
Programmes Manager & Interim General Manager

Nicky brings experience in social enterprise, startup management and innovation. With lived experience of severe ill health, Nicky is driven to use her skills in communications, operations and culture to improve health and wellbeing for all. 

Connect with Nicky on Twitter and email.


Beth Hippisley

Beth joined Health Foundry as Operations Manager in April 2019. She has 10 years experience in the hospitality and property management industry, managing busy high street pubs and student accommodation in London, Bath and Bristol. Connect with Beth via email

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Tim Ahrensbach
Project Director 

Tim founded the Health Foundry in 2016 and is the current Project Director responsible for overall strategy and management. Tim has 8 years of experience in creating incubators and collaborative workspaces for startups and has delivered projects in more than 10 countries. 

Connect with Tim on Twitter or via SuperWork 

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Sara El Sheekh
Programmes Coordinator 

Sara El Sheekh is Programmes Coordinator, supporting Nicky in the delivery of programmes, events and opportunities for Health Foundry members. Sara has a background in organising cultural events, performing arts, interpreting and hospitality.

Connect with Sara on email


Alice Fung
Project Director