About Us

A team of socially minded entrepreneurs on a mission

Our Mission

Our company exists to eradicate communicable infectious disease. We believe this is an urgent task for humanity. We will do this by providing people with the tools and information they need to protect their workplaces and communities. Our first target is infection prevention and control in healthcare and in specialist workplaces such a cruise ships and oil & gas production

2,540 million

Human impact of disease

The number of disability adjusted life years lost per year to existing communicable diseases

$10.3 trillion

The economic cost of Covid-19

The equivalent of losing the combined output of 150 countries. Enough to buy the world’s top 10 listed companies


Of the NHS' capacity

A British Medical Journal study found that hospital acquired infections accounted for 21% of NHS bed capacity

Join us and let’s help prevent infections and eradicate infectious disease

  • Just like a serum vaccine, our digital approach works best when a lot of people in a hospital, workplace or community use it
  • We cannot prevent someone bringing an infection into your community or workplace, but we can prevent it spreading
  • You can explore how Proxximos is running in a workplace with a company that has joined us
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Our Values

A company with a social purpose


We like endlessly curious people, we love to hear and consider new thoughts rather than sweep past them.


We like those with the courage to try new things and think bold thoughts. It is alright to fail, get up, and try again

Team spirit

We value those who support and nuture as much as those who lead. We only succeed as a team


Evidence carries the weight in our decisions. Diseases don’t do spin and status, we have to back the evidence to defeat disease.


We look to ourselves to solve issues, and expect the same of others. We take responsibility, and are not passive


Doing what we say. Speaking truth to each other. Being able to see our faults.


A diverse, multidisciplinary team spanning the full spectrum of relevant disciplines – from ethics to engineering, behavioural sciences to epidemiology.

Peter Whawell

Chief Executive Officer

Wael Elrifai

Chief Technology Officer


A diverse, multidisciplinary team spanning the full spectrum of relevant disciplines – from ethics to engineering, behavioural sciences to epidemiology.

Behavioural Science

International Behavioural Science Consultancy Director

Infections Diseases

Consultany in infectious diseases at Great Ormond Street Hospital


Professor and former Director of Turing Institute

Security & Privacy

Former senior National Cyber Security Centre member

Digital Contact Tracing

Former Chief Science Advisor who lead on UK digital contact tracing

Public Health

Doctor and former Chief Data Officer at NHS England

Healthcare Law & Ethics

Publicly honoured Law Professor


Professor and chair of university Department of Electrical Engineering

  • 50,000 workplaces

    The number of workplaces in the developed world with more that 50 employees – let’s secure them

  • 1,200 million

    The number of people in the developed world whose healthcare authorities could protect them using Proxximos

  • 5,500 million

    The number of people in developing nations whose healthcare systems lack the resource and logistics for widespread vaccination, but where most people have phones that can run the Proxximos digital vaccine

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