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.

  • Chris Morgan

    Chief Operating Officer

    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.

  • 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.

  • Scott Major

    Sales Director

    Two of Scott's greatest passions in life are selling and property. That's why Kamma was the perfect choice for him. Scott brings with him experience in building successful sales teams across various sectors such as property, payments, education and finance, and from both start-up and established environments.

    When he's not at work Scott is a player/manager for a vets football team, a keen golfer and an accomplished guitarist.

  • 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.

  • Ben Bartrop

    Junior Commercial Assistant

    Ben has recently joined us as a commercial assistant having graduated from UCL in 2019 with a BA in Language and Culture. As part of his degree, he spent a year living and studying in Bologna where he consumed his body weight in pasta on a weekly basis. On his return Ben also started working as an account executive for a medical education startup whilst finishing up his degree.

    Outside of work, Ben is a keen musician and can regularly be seen going to gigs around London or going for walks around Hampstead Heath.

  • Justice Aina

    Junior Commercial Assistant

    Justice is a Junior Commercial Assistant. She previously worked for an app-based financial technology company after graduating from LSE in 2018. She has experience in content creation, client engagement and project management. Justice also has a keen interest in developing professional relationships and has led a company-wide UN carbon neutrality certification project.

    A big fan of sports, Justice particularly enjoys watching and playing rugby. She also loves painting and finding the best food spots in London.

  • 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.

Contact us

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If you'd like to see the power of the Kamma platform in action, you can book a demo with us by simply clicking on the Book a Demo link at the top of the page.

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How to find us

Situated in the heart of London's Clerkenwell district, our offices are co-located with Bennetts Associates and are a 7 minute walk from Angel Station (on the Northern Line) or a 15 minute walk from Farringdon Station (on the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines and on National Rail/Thameslink services).


1 Rawstorne Place, London, EC1V 7NL, United Kingdom


+44 (0) 203 872 2940

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