As Head of School, I provide strategic and academic leadership as well as day to day management of the School, developing the highest quality of Teaching, Research and Enterprise. As a member of the Academic Board, I am directly involved in the development and implementation of the University's academic strategic plan. Over the last decade I have gained considerable experience in higher education developing enterprising graduates, young business leaders and entrepreneurs across a wide number of institutes.
As a serial technology entrepreneur, educator, mentor and authority on international youth entrepreneurship with over 20 years entrepreneurial business experience, I bring a wide range of leading-edge practical industry centred experience to my work at the Royal Agricultural University, providing both a theoretically informed and practice led approach to entrepreneurship education.
My main research interests lie in the broad fields of entrepreneurship education, new venture creation, entrepreneurial ecosystems and business growth. I lead a number of cross faculty strategic development projects such as: international collaborations, enterprise education partnerships and consultancy which support my research.
In 2016, I was invited to be member of Maserati 100 the top 100 individuals in the UK actively supporting the next generation of future entrepreneurs and was awarded a lifetime fellowship of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs.