With a 30+ year career focused on Digital Technologies, Innovation, Knowledge Transfer/Exploitation and supporting SMEs - A SUCCESSFUL, VERSATILE, MULTI-SKILLED, ENTREPRENEURIAL AND INNOVATIVE LEADER with outstanding commercial, academic and managerial skills that have been challenged at the highest level. Fundamentally self-motivated with a reputation for impactful strategic thinking, business and service development, income generation, contract management and problem solving, underpinned by the creation of efficient, tightly targeted, multi-disciplinary teams.
Significant Board level experience as both an Executive and Non-Executive Director, and additionally as Chair Person of a wide range of organisations in both the Public and Private sectors in the UK and Overseas. Bringing strengths to Boards related to Strategic planning, innovation, new technologies and market developments. Additionally experienced in areas of organisation and leadership development, governance and compliance.
Extensively networked and widely recognised at senior levels regionally, nationally, throughout the EU and internationally as a senior commercially focused UK academic, having been involved through-out his career in leading edge use of Digital Technologies, world class research programmes, developments of new forms of teaching and learning, significant industrial collaborations, effective business support and ground breaking international developments. Additionally, through personal aptitude has held many roles as an expert in ICT development, the promotion of innovation, technology transfer, Entrepreneurship, Research Programmes, International Trade and industrial/academic links - all underpinned by income generation within regulated and flexible frameworks as a substantial contract holder of EU and UK Government grants.