Entrepreneurial University Leaders Programme
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NCEE, Interim Chief Executive
Ceri Nursaw has a 20-year track record of leading, influencing and developing organisational and national policy. She has worked at a senior level in higher education supporting innovative and creative partnerships with local authorities Government, the private sector, charities, schools, colleges and communities. Until April 2013 Ceri was Head of Access and Community Engagement at the University of Leeds where she led a team of over 30 to support regional engagement, fair access, admissions, recruitment, community relations and local and national policy development. Her experience was recognised by being a member of HEFCE’s Strategic Committee for Enterprise and Skills and providing policy advice to the Departments for Education and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Since 2013 she has also led Nursaw Associates, which provides consultancy and project implementation support to further social mobility. Launched just over three years ago it has already established itself with clients such as Health Education England, Office for Fair Access, Medical Schools Council, the Sutton Trust, the NHS and universities across the country including Oxford, York St John, Birmingham and Warwick.
Programme Director EULP
Universities UK, Chief Executive, Programme Adviser
University of Oxford and NCEE, Special Adviser
Deputy Vice Chancellor Corporate Planning & International Strategy, University of Central Lancashire
Liz has worked in HE for 20 years, including at the Open University, where she was appointed as the first non-academic Associate Dean responsible for Teaching and Quality in the Faculty of Health and Social Care. Liz is a graduate of EULP 2014.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience, Coventry University
Suzy Kerr Pertič
Special Adviser, NCEE
Suzy Kerr Pertič
Deputy Provost, University Centre Shrewsbury
Vice Chancellor, University of Central Lancashire
He carries out research into the area of compassion and kindness in leadership and supervises a number of PhD students who explore management and leadership with particular emphasis on stewardship, values and resilience. He is an advisor to external recruitment organisations.
He is Chair of several external Regional Boards and serves on a number of national committees, has led three social enterprise companies and continues to act as a consultant to third sector organisations and start-ups.
An ex-submariner, Mike has worked on projects for many years which support military discharged service personnel to find new life and career opportunities. He works with a team of active ex-service academics and those with a special interest or specialism in the field of transition support and is the Director of the College for Veterans and Uniformed Services.
Professor Thomas is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society for the Arts and a Member of the British Psychological Society.
Director of Academic Enterprise, Teesside University
She is responsible for knowledge transfer, consultancy and commercialisation, employer-led workforce development, entrepreneurship and business start-up, business liaison and marketing, external funding and project development and management, and the provision of a central infrastructure to support delivery of professional services. She also manages the University’s Darlington Campus, the physical home for The Forge, Teesside University’s business services brand; and leads DigitalCity, a major regeneration initiative which has generated and supported over 300 new businesses.
Teesside was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2014 for its work in the field of enterprise and business engagement.
Laura has worked in the North East for most of her career, with previous roles in regeneration, funding and policy at Northumberland County Council, Gateshead Council and Tyne and Wear County Council. Laura is an EULP alumnus.
Contributors to previous programmes include
Sir Drummond Bone
Master of Balliol College, University of Oxford
Sir Drummond Bone
Sir Drummond was then successively Principal of Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool. He has been involved in business and University interaction and in economic regeneration as a member of the CBI’s Science and Innovation Committee, as Chair of the Northern Innovation and Industry Group, and as Chair of the Liverpool ‘European Capital of Culture’ Company.
He was President of Universities UK from 2005 to 2007.In 2008, he was commissioned by the UK government to write a report on the internationalization of Higher Education, and since then has been a consultant on internationalization to Universities both in the UK and overseas.He is a founding editor of the journal Romanticism, was the academic editor of the Byron Journal, and has served on editorial boards of academic journals in Italy and Germany as well as the UK. He, is the author of Byron in the Writers and their Work series, and the contributing editor of the Cambridge Companion to Lord Byron.
Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School
Tracey has directed and taught on programmes on the overarching challenges of the 21st century for companies that have included SABMiller, L’Oreal, UBM, Standard Chartered Bank, BT, Centrica, State Farm Insurance and BAE Systems.
Before joining the Oxford faculty in 2002, Tracey was Managing Director of WMC Communications, a firm she co-founded. There she developed lobbying strategies for financial services companies and helped to design and implement internal communications strategies. Earlier, she worked in investment banking, consulting (with Bain & Co) and publishing for Marshall Cavendish. She also taught English literature at St Paul’s Girls’ School in London. She is a trustee of Family Links and a non-executive director of Interel Group. She has an MA from Oxford.
Special Advisor, NCEE
Vice Chancellor, University of Huddersfield
Rhodes Trust Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Saïd Business School
Sir Pete Downes
Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Dundee
Sir Pete Downes
Professor Emeritus Small Business Management, University of Durham
Allan’s recent work has focused on entrepreneurship education at all levels of the education field. He has for several years been an advisor to the UK National Council for Entrepreneurship in Education and has designed and directed national programmes for Higher Education and Further Education Educators, including the Entrepreneurial University Leadership Programme. Allan has also worked extensively in the fields of the entrepreneurial management of large company restructuring and downsizing processes, the entrepreneurial design of private and public organisations, models of private sector led development, and the management of dynamic growth companies. He has published numerous academic and business articles.
Allan is holder of the Queens Lifetime Achievement Award for Enterprise and is the first recipient of the European Entrepreneurship Educator’s Award (EEEA) for his ‘extraordinary and significant academic achievement, within entrepreneurship education and teaching in the European context’.
University Entrepreneur in Residence and Professor, University of North Carolina
Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford
In 1981, Andrew was appointed Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University. In 1988 he served as a department chair and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. He joined Yale in 1997 and was a Provost of Yale from 2004 until October 2008, combining a wide-range of administrative duties with teaching and research. Achievements as Provost of Yale included the acquisition of the West Campus, the re-establishment of the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science after a 40-year hiatus, a reform of the tenure process and the enhancement of the Yale undergraduate curriculum. In addition to serving as Provost, he was Benjamin Silliman Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.
Andrew’s research interests lie at the interface of organic and biological chemistry, with particular focus on the use of synthetic design for the understanding, mimicry and potential disruption of biological processes.
Professor Hamilton’s academic achievements have been widely recognised internationally. In 1999, he received the Arthur C Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society, and in 2004, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was elected a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010 and received the International Izatt Christiansen Award in Macrocyclic Chemistry in 2011.
Commercial & Knowledge Transfer, Oxford Brookes University
Following a career break to undertake an MBA, he was subsequently Head of Business Development for the national horticultural research institute where he led a spin-out project to develop a production platform for therapeutic proteins in mushrooms. He was later Business Development & Finance Director for a large Chamber of Commerce with substantial government contracts to deliver business support and was a founder Director of the UK’s largest Business Improvement District. David holds degrees from the Universities of Cambridge and Bath and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He joined Oxford Brookes University in 2010.
Former Vice Chancellor, Teesside University
During Professor Henderson’s period as Vice-Chancellor, Teesside has gone through a process of rapid growth and development, culminating in Teesside becoming the first modern University to win the award of Times Higher Education “University of the Year Award” in 2009. Turnover has doubled in 6 years and student numbers have risen from 12,000 when he took up post as Vice-Chancellor to over 30,000 in 2010.
Graham began his academic career in 1975 at Nene College (now University of Northampton) after which he spent 17 years in Newcastle Business School at Northumbria University (including 8 years as Deputy/Assistant Director of School) before becoming Director of the Business School at the University of Sunderland.
In addition to his role as Board member of a number of University companies, Graham is a member of the Board of Universities UK, the Council for Industry in Higher Education and the Leadership Board of Tees Valley Unlimited.He is a Non-Executive Director and Council Member of the North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC), a member of the North East Public Health Board, Chair of Tees Valley Common Purpose and Chair of the Leadership Foundation for HE Membership Advisory Group.In addition, he is a member of the HEFCE Strategic Advisory Committee on Leadership, Governance and Management and is a member of UUK’s Employability, Business and Industry Policy Network. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (FSS), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute (CCMI). Graham is also a Trustee of the Captain Cook Birthplace Trust.
Director, Higher Education Policy Institute
Principal, Hertford College
Will is the author of a number of best-selling books on economics, including, most recently, Them and Us: Changing Britain: Why We need a Fair Society, (2010). One of his best known works is The State We’re In; Why Britain is in Crisis and How to Overcome it,” (1995), the first best-seller on political economy for a generation.
Will is currently chairing the Independent Commission on Fees, an investigation into the long-term impact of UK student fees on access to higher education.
Sir Jim McDonald
Principal. University of Strathclyde
Sir Jim McDonald
Vice Chancellor, University of Northampton
President, Aalto University
Previously Tuula was Vice President at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. She completed her doctoral thesis at VTT (the technical Research Centre of Finland), and received her doctorate from the University of Helsinki in 1987. She is a highly regarded molecular geneticist.
Tuula Teeri is a visionary and inspirational leader of academic communities, a scientist of merit and a staunch supporter of basic research. She is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Technology Academy Finland and the Swedish Academy of Technology in Finland. She is also cofounder of SweTree Technologies.
Bruno holds a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from Cranfield University, School of Management (Cranfield, UK) and is alumnus of the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (Oxford, UK). His current research interest is in corporate entrepreneurship and strategic foresight development in turbulent environments.
Cophenhagen Innovation and Research Lab
In 2007, Mikkel initiated the Katapult student incubator at Copenhagen University and has since taken the lead on driving new knowledge-based innovation and entrepreneurship courses and projects at Copenhagen University, working in close collaboration with academia and industry. Mikkel played a key role in developing the NextGEN collaborative project and in creating the CIEL alliance which led to his appointment as director of CIEL from August 1, 2011.
Mikkel holds a MSc. in facilitation processes from Edinburgh University and a MSc. in Agricultural Development from LIFE, at Copenhagen University.
PVC Learning and Innovation, Open University