HCF Team 2017-09-04T16:47:22+00:00

Meet the HCF Team

Paul Tasker
Paul TaskerCEO
Paul Tasker is the Chief Executive of the HAT Community Foundation, and boasts a long career leading innovative programmes that transfer technology from research to practice. He is a specialist in complex engineering services and established the National Council for Through-life Engineering Services (TES Council) at Cranfield University.
Xiao Ma
Xiao MaCOO
Dr. Xiao Ma is the COO of the HAT Community Foundation, bringing expertise in the implementation of innovation in live data science, tech development, and management. He is a serial entrepreneur who has built and grown successful ventures in the UK and China, ranging from collaborative consumption platforms, software, e-commerce, retail, and tourism ventures.
Jonathan Holtby
Jonathan HoltbyCommunity Manager
Jonathan is an early-stage technology specialist and startup founder. He advises multiple startups in sectors as diverse as HR and recruiting, e-commerce, marketing, artificial intelligence, advertising technology, IoT, and mobile payments, and focuses on early stage traction, market validation, and positioning. Jonathan’s experience growing early-stage technologies comes from work across North America, Europe, and the Middle East, working with the innovation sectors in New York, Toronto, Silicon Valley, Montreal, Singapore, London, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, and Shanghai.