Amy French has been promoted to head up Level39 after Ben Brabyn stepped down from the role.
French was formerly head of ecosystem at the FinTech and cyber ecosystem community at heart of Canary Wharf.
She will replace Brabyn, who leaves after a four-year tenure. Level39 helped Revolut and Digital Shadows grow from start-ups based there to companies employing hundreds of people across the globe.
Brabyn will focus on his GenieShares side project, which is seeing £300,000 of equity shared among businesses. He added on LinkedIn: “Now more than ever the determination and agility, and also the humanity, humility and kindness of entrepreneurs will be tested, and in whatever ways I can, I hope to help.”
French will focus on relationships with leading organisations in London’s tech sector and connecting members and their immediate neighbours on the Canary Wharf estate which include several of the world’s largest professional service and financial companies.
Shobi Khan, CEO of Canary Wharf Group, commented: “We are delighted that Amy will be leading Level39. Amy is already closely involved with the Level39 community and has a clear vision for its future growth so that Level39 continues to serve its members in moving from start-up to scale-up.
“We appreciate the leadership and commitment of Ben Brabyn in building and developing the tech community here at Canary Wharf and for building its global profile. We wish him well for the future.”
French said: “I am thrilled to have been appointed as the new Head of Level39 and with the opportunity to lead our brilliant team in supporting members on their growth journey.
“Our mission has always been to create the very best environment for businesses to scale and realise their potential and I’m excited to be taking up that mantle.
“I will continue to work very closely with the community, supporting our entrepreneurs with attracting investment, talent and customers. Through our partnerships, ecosystem activities and connections at Level39, we will continue to cultivate a community of scale.”