Zach is the Executive Chairman and co-founder of Orega. Previously, Zach held roles as a salesperson in the flexible workspace industry before he and co-founder, Paul Finch, established Orega in 2000, pioneering the management agreement model. Zach oversees the Orega portfolio of 19 centres, with the vision to roll out our unique operating model to prime business locations across the UK. Outside of work, Zach is a father of two and has a keen interest in music and cycling.
Paul is the co-founder of Orega, establishing the company in 2000 alongside Zach Douglas. Prior to Orega, Paul was a Key Account Director within the furniture industry before entering the flexible workspace industry. Paul and co-founder Zach Douglas pioneered the management agreement model in 2000 to provide innovative office solutions across the UK. Outside of Orega, Paul is a qualified pilot, and he enjoys spending time with his two children and skiing.
Alan has 20 years’ experience of delivering profitable growth in the flexible workspace sector. His career spans leadership roles in private equity-backed and AIM-listed businesses, guiding significant expansions, fundraisings and corporate development. As CEO of Avanta, he oversaw the delivery of industry-leading customer service. At essensys, Alan was pivotal as CFO & COO for five years. Alan is married with three teenage daughters. Outside of Orega he is a keen sailor and skier and, occasional golfer.
Chief Financial Officer
Chris joined Orega in 2021 as Chief Financial Officer, managing all financial actions for the company. Chris is a qualified and chartered accountant. He brings with him over fifteen years’ experience previously working in various financial roles for Terra Firma, Labtech, Thomas Cook and KPMG. Chris is married with two young children. He enjoys spending his free time with his family, cooking and playing tennis.
Sales and Marketing Director
Laura joined Orega in 2019 as the Sales and Marketing Director. She is responsible for driving sales, growth and overseeing Orega’s marketing and communication strategies. Previously, Laura was Retention Director – Support Services for Compass Group UK & Ireland, responsible for retaining and growing the client base. Prior roles include sales, marketing, client and facilities management. Laura has two young children and enjoys spending her free time with family and friends.
Real Estate Director
Ben joined Orega in November 2021. He is responsible for managing and growing our real estate portfolio. Previously, Ben was Group head of Property at Clarendon Business Centres, with a strong track record at Avison Young and Strutt & Parker before that. He has extensive experience in the UK flexible workspace and wider Real Estate sector. He is a passionate believer in the value that flex brings to landlords and occupiers alike - and that 'the time is now' for our sector.