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.
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.
I am delighted to welcome John and Tim to the board of Innovate UK.
and Tim Edwards have declared that they have not undertaken any political activity in the last 5 years.
Professor John Latham's
career of over 30 years has focused on digital technologies, innovation, knowledge transfer/exploitation and supporting SMEs.
As Vice-Chancellor and CEO of the Coventry University
is responsible for the overall academic leadership of the operations of the university and its related group of subsidiaries.
also holds an academic appointment as Extraordinary Professor of Stellenbosch University
in the field of innovation and enterprise development.
John is a Member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee and also of the Universities UK Innovation and Growth Policy Network which have national roles in economic developments related to research, innovation and growth in UK universities.
He is also a Design Council Advisory Board Member and an Advisory Network Member for the Connected Digital Economy Catapult (CDEC).
Additionally John has been a Non-Executive Board Member of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership Ltd since 2010, chairing the European Structural Funds Committee.