Meet the team

Drawing on our skills and experiences from a wide range of industry sectors, together we are an agile data company on a mission to ensure that no tenant has to live in substandard or unsafe accommodation again. Want to be part of the team?

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Who we are

We are Kamma

  • Orla Shields

    Chief Executive Officer and co-founder

    Orla trained as a chartered accountant at Ernst & Young before moving to the Irish Central Bank to work on the recapitalisation of the Irish banking sector. Orla moved to London to manage a £650m infrastructure budget at the London 2012 Olympics and latterly worked as a Commercial Director of a number of top-tier digital agencies and media companies.

    Orla’s personal passion is cycling, regularly competing in races including achieving a ranking of 34th in the 2017 UCI World Amateur Cycling Championships.

  • Gary Gale

    Chief Technical Officer

    Gary has extensive engineering and product leadership experience at Yahoo! Geo-technologies, Nokia/HERE Maps, Ordnance Survey and was CTO of what3words. Gary holds RHCE (RedHat Certified Engineer) and FRGS (Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society) qualifications and still likes to write code.

    When he's not in the office, Gary works from anywhere with good espresso, free Wi-Fi and somewhere to charge his MacBook Pro. A bit of a map obsessive, Gary spends his spare time with his family, running the Mostly Maps blog, or tweeting about maps.

  • Richard Lainchbury

    Technical Director and co-founder

    Richard has worked primarily as a back-end developer, building databases and systems for a wide variety of clients. Richard has vast experience across PHP, ECMAScript, MySQL, CSS and Amazon AWS amongst other things.

    Richard also loves cycle camping, having toured across multiple countries.

  • Chris Morgan

    Product & Operations Manager

    Chris spent eight years in Financial Services for companies such as Hatfield Philips International and CBRE, managing billions of pounds of Commercial Real Estate Mortgages on behalf of lenders and running client relationships. Specialising in modelling and reporting, Chris worked extensively on improving the Loan Servicing product to drive value for clients.

    A sporting addict, outside of the office Chris can usually be found on the football pitch or on the side lines supporting his beloved Man City.

  • Gemma Black

    Lead Full Stack Developer

    Gemma began her career as a Front-end Developer but graduated to Full-Stack early on, working across a range of industries including digital and marketing. Gemma is a strong advocate of domain driven design with a wide range of experience and skills including, Vue, ES6, CSS3, PHP, Node.js, Vue.js, MySQL and LAMP (Ubuntu and Nginx).

    Outside of the office, Gemma primarily spends her time on Bible based study and volunteering within her local community.

  • Ben Tindall

    Senior Software Engineer

    Ben started his career as a web developer intern, and rapidly worked his way up to Senior Software Developer at the University of Lincoln Students’ Union. Ben led the technical management of the SUMS platform, working with clients, managing junior developers, and building an award winning platform, specialising in PHP, MySQL, Vagrant, Restful APIs and Javascript amongst others.

    Although everything computing is Ben’s real passion, he’ll often be found skiing down the French pistes. Ben also loves hiking, games, and is a dab hand on a pub quiz.

  • Louise Parr

    Senior PR & Marketing Manager

    Louise has over 16 years marketing and PR experience specialising in telecoms, focusing on product launches in large global companies and growing tech firms creating new markets. Her background includes EMEA-wide campaign development and execution for global leaders Cisco Systems, Vodafone, EE and BlackBerry.

    Louise lives in Yorkshire where she can be found enjoying the great outdoors; hiking, cycling, horse riding and camping.

  • Chris Cole

    Business Development Manager

    Chris spent seven years at the Royal Bank of Scotland selling and trading equity derivative products to hedge funds, pension funds and professional investors across Europe and the US before moving into PropTech. Chris started out spending a year in rare lettings at Foxtons gaining valuable experience on the ground of the industry.

    Chris is another that can mostly be found on his bike outside of work or looking after his Pomeranian.

  • The Trav

    Team Mascot


    Named in honour of one of our interns, The Trav is our team mascot, who's awarded to a team member who goes above and beyond and really lives our company values.

    As a llama, The Trav doesn't get out much but likes to sit on people's desks and doesn't take up much room.

  • Is This You?

    Our Next Team Member


    We love meeting people who share our passion for technology and who are looking to work in a fast-paced, innovative environment.

    Take a look at our current open roles and start your journey to becoming part of the team.

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