Saj Huq

Programme Director

London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (LORCA)

Saj leads cyber innovation at Plexal and is the programme director for LORCA: the London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement. LORCA’s aim is to be the centre for industry-led cyber innovation, allow people to stay safe online and make the UK a leading cybersecurity hub. Saj’s work at LORCA involves facilitating collaboration between startups, scaleups, government, academia and a cross-section of industry and understand their needs now and in the future, as well as the macro trends affecting the industry.

Prior to Plexal, he spent a number of years as a management consultant at Deloitte and PwC. He then moved into industry, leading strategic change at a PE-backed property finance firm where he helped them operationally scale towards achieving a UK banking license, prepare for the incoming GDPR and improve their cyber and operational resilience in readiness for regulatory authorisation.

Saj started his career in the Royal Air Force, where he was a commissioned officer and pilot.