New Members Join Innovate UK’s Board

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UK Business Secretary Sajid Javid has appointed two new members to the governing board of Innovate UK, the UK government’s innovation agency.

Tim Edwards, an entrepreneur in the biotechnology and charitable sectors and John Latham, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of Coventry University have been appointed for a 3-year term on the board.

The Business Secretary also reappointed Hazel Moore to Innovate UK’s board to serve a second 3 year term.

Business Secretary Sajid Javid said: “We want to make the UK the best place in the world to innovate and grow a business. Innovate UK has helped more than 5,000 companies to grow and create jobs. As board members John Latham and Tim Edwards will bring a great deal of valuable experience to the important role driving the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy.”

Chairman of Innovate UK and Chief Executive of Cisco UK and Ireland Phil Smith said: “I am delighted to welcome John and Tim to the board of Innovate UK. John’s understanding of the need to bridge the gap from research to commercialisation as well as Tim’s experience as an entrepreneur in a highly innovative sector will help ensure Innovate UK maintains its focus on its core role of supporting high potential UK firms.

“I am also very pleased that Hazel has been reappointed to serve another 3 years on the board. Her experience in advising innovative tech companies has been invaluable to Innovate UK and her knowledge of the North West will be very useful as we look to take a more regional approach to our work.”

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