Meet the Team

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About Kinase


Kinase was established in 2010 by Richard Brooks and Chris Dillabough as a specialist digital performance agency and consultancy focusing on multichannel retailers in the UK.

Now we’ve grown to a team of over 35 digital marketing experts based in London providing Paid Search, Social, Shopping, Video & Display management to clients in retail, travel and service sectors worldwide. Kinase is a Premier Google Partner.

The Directors


Richard Brooks


14 years’ experience in PPC. After graduating with a Masters in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford, in 2002 he started work at managing the then new PPC channel before expanding the channel to spend 7 figure budgets internationally, dividing his time between London and New York offices. Joined platform integrater eCommera in 2007 to set up and run PPC marketing capability on behalf of clients such as House of Fraser and Arcadia. Founded Kinase in 2010.


Chris Dillabough

9 years’ experience in PPC. Graduated with a Masters in English Language & Literature from the University of Oxford in 1995. Trained in Journalism at Hendon Times Newspaper Group and helped set up first digital editions in 1999. Joined trade magazine New Media Age from 2001 covering online advertising and then as a Business Analyst from 2004 before taking control of PPC upon Richard’s departure. Joined eCommera in 2007 and founded Kinase in 2010.









The Kinase Team

Here are some recent pictures of the Kinase team.







Christmas Party 2018!







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Edmund Hardy – Account Director

Edmund has a wide ranging digital marketing and communications background. He joined Kinase in 2011 and has worked with many of our largest clients on search and social, while also helping the agency to grow.








Hayley Nicholls – Account Director

Hayley is one of our Account Directors, having joined Kinase as an Account Executive after graduating from the University of Exeter with a degree in Psychology. She was drawn to PPC due to its dynamic nature, the analytical data-based focus and opportunity for problem solving. When not working, Hayley enjoys yoga, swimming, cycling and exploring new places both in the UK and further afield.








James Monaghan – Account Director

As an account director, James manages a diverse team across different accounts. James previously worked at The Knowledge Academy, managing an in-house PPC team, before joining Kinase. He enjoys working with us because the agency promotes learning and productivity through a collaborative environment between all colleagues.