Information  X 
Enter a valid email address

Kooth PLC (KOO)


Thursday 25 November, 2021

Kooth PLC

Kooth appoints Dr Tim Budden as CTO

RNS Number : 5196T
Kooth PLC
25 November 2021


25 November 2021

For immediate release

Kooth plc

("Kooth" or the "Company" or the "Group")

Kooth appoints Dr Tim Budden as Chief Technical Officer



Kooth (AIM:KOO), the UK's leading digital mental health platform, has appointed Dr Tim Budden as Chief Technical Officer (CTO). In this role, he will be responsible for the further development, and innovation, of Kooth's products and services, and will report directly to Tim Barker, Chief Executive Officer (CEO).


Tim brings over 26 years of deep technical expertise in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), data science, natural language processing and building privacy-by-design platforms. He joins Kooth from Hazy, a deep-tech business focused on enabling data scientists to create privacy-safe data sets from business data. Prior to Hazy, Tim held senior positions at a number of high-profile companies including DataSift (acquired by Meltwater), Sensat and Clearstream where he led the product, engineering and data science teams. 


Tim Barker, Chief Executive Officer at Kooth said: "We believe the future of personalised digital mental healthcare won't be an AI chatbot, it will look more like Netflix; guiding you to relevant content, self-help programmes, and one-to-one support based on what's helped people like you in the past. Tim's deep expertise in machine learning and natural language processing is pivotal in helping us build this future. I couldn't be more excited to have Tim lead our team to create the future and make effective, personalised, mental healthcare available to all."


Tim holds a DPhil, Foundations in Physics and a BA (Hons) in Physics and Philosophy from the University of Oxford, and a MASt Part III Maths Tipos, specialising in physics from the University of Cambridge.


- Ends -


Kooth plc

Tim Barker, CEO

Sanjay Jawa, CFO

[email protected]


Panmure Gordon, Nominated Adviser and Broker

Corporate Finance:

Dominic Morley, Alisa MacMaster

Corporate Broking:

Erik Anderson

+44 (0) 20 7886 2500

FTI Consulting

Jamie Ricketts / Alex Shaw / Charlotte Stephen / Usama Ali 

[email protected]



About Kooth plc:

Kooth (AIM:KOO) is the UK's leading digital mental health platform. Our mission is to provide accessible and safe spaces for everyone to achieve better mental health. Our platform is clinically robust and accredited to provide a range of therapeutic support and interventions. All our services are predicated on easy access to make early intervention and prevention a reality.


Our four services are:

• Kooth: for children and young persons

• Kooth Student: for university and higher-education students

• Kooth: for Adults

• Kooth Work: for employees


Kooth is a fully safeguarded and pre-moderated community with a library of peer and professional created content, alongside access to experienced online counsellors. There are no thresholds for support and no waiting lists. Currently, Kooth sees over 4,000 logins a day.


For adults, Kooth operates across distinct locations and serves specific cohorts, including parents, teachers, victims of crime, and those who have suffered from or continue to experience domestic violence. It is also offered as a benefit by a number of corporate organisations delivering anonymous digital mental health support services to employees.


Kooth is the only digital mental health provider to hold a UK-wide accreditation from the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)  


This information is provided by Reach, the non-regulatory press release distribution service of RNS, part of the London Stock Exchange. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact [email protected] or visit

Reach is a non-regulatory news service. By using this service an issuer is confirming that the information contained within this announcement is of a non-regulatory nature. Reach announcements are identified with an orange label and the word “Reach” in the source column of the News Explorer pages of London Stock Exchange’s website so that they are distinguished from the RNS UK regulatory service. Other vendors subscribing for Reach press releases may use a different method to distinguish Reach announcements from UK regulatory news.

RNS may use your IP address to confirm compliance with the terms and conditions, to analyse how you engage with the information contained in this communication, and to share such analysis on an anonymised basis with others as part of our commercial services. For further information about how RNS and the London Stock Exchange use the personal data you provide us, please see our Privacy Policy.

a d v e r t i s e m e n t