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Linda Cheung

Innovation & Growth Specialist

Innovate UK EDGE

A former Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, Linda was promoted to Chief Operating Officer at 32 after taking a lead role in the launch of the company’s first credit card.

In 2010 Linda left the corporate world and co-founded Connectegrity – the award-winning team behind social media startup CubeSocial, whose success led to Intrapreneur Nation.

In addition to her work with Oxford Innovation and Innovate UK EDGE, Linda advises high-growth start-ups and university research teams as a SETsquared and ICURe mentor and has an entrepreneurship and innovation remit on the Board of Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership. Linda has an advisory role with The FSE Group Funding Escalator, a £15m loan and equity fund.

A qualified accountant, Linda was awarded a CIMA Fellowship for her strategic successes when only 30 years of age, and subsequently represented the private sector as judge for the CIMA Annual Awards 2010.

Linda was invited to become a founding member of the Accelerate 250 by Sir Terry Leahy and Lord Young in 2013, ranked #8 on City AM’s Women in the City Powerlist at its 2015 launch, and showcased in Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech in 2019.

In 2023, Linda was invited to The King’s Coronation Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in recognition of her public service.

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Update – Wednesday 15th December 2021

Our Innovation Centres remain operational and accessible, and provide a safe environment for our staff and customers. We continue to assess the risk of COVID-19 alongside the latest guidance from government. In the meantime our Innovation Centre remains COVID-19 Secure and fully open for business. Our detailed risk assessment can be found here.