The Team

The Team

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The Executive Team

Sam Laidlaw

Sam Laidlaw

Chair

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Sam Laidlaw brings extensive experience of working in business both in the UK, and internationally, having held responsibility for businesses across four continents.

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CEO Joe Marshall

Dr Joe Marshall

Chief Executive

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Formerly Chief Operating Officer and Director of Strategy at NCUB, Dr Joe Marshall took over as Chief Executive in summer 2018.

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Professor Graeme Reid

Professor Graeme Reid

Strategic Adviser

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Alongside his role at NCUB, Professor Graeme Reid is Chair of Science and Research Policy at University College London. He is a member of the Council of Research England.

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Louise Lilley

Louise Lilley

Head of Operations and Planning

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Louise's focus is on ensuring that the organisation is able to function successfully and respond flexibly to the changing environment. Prior to joining NCUB in September 2019, Louise held a number of senior operations positions, primarily in membership organisations but also in the private and in the education sector.

 

Rosalind Lowe

Rosalind Lowe

Head of Policy and Engagement

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Rosalind leads on NCUB’s policy programmes, as well as member engagement, communications and public affairs. Prior to joining NCUB, Rosalind worked as a Director at the University of Bedfordshire and researcher at Universities UK.

 

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Jennifer Morrison

EA to the Chief Executive

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Jen provides strategic support to the Chief Executive and is Clerk to the NCUB Board. She has enjoyed a varied career in the education sector, having held operational, student support and project management roles in academy trusts and in higher education.

 

The Policy and Engagement Team

Linda Bedenik

Fariba Soetan

Policy Lead for Research and Innovation

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Fariba plays a pivotal role shaping, positioning and driving our policy and engagement activities across all aspects of our research and innovation portfolio.

 

Linda Bedenik

Linda Bedenik

Policy Analyst

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Linda sources and analyses data to create and drive programmes of research for NCUB.

 

Francesca Cowely

Bethan Caunt

Communications and Public Affairs Manager

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Bethan manages NCUB's communications and public affairs strategies.

 

Francesca Cowely

Francesca Cowley

Project Coordinator

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Francesca providies planning support across NCUB's policy projects.

 

Agnes Emri

Agnes Emri

Content and Communications Coordinator

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Agnes looks after our website and social media. She would love to hear from members interested in submitting a blog or success story for publication.

 

Abigail Hilditch

Abigail Hilditch

Policy Coordinator

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Abigail plays a key part in coordinating the delivery of policy activities, working with analysts to form reports, briefings and presentations.

 

Zakaria Ismail

Zakaria Ismail

Place Research Analyst

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Zak is responsible for evidence gathering and analytical work. His work predominantly involves the analysis of place-based growth and Government policy to the specific context of local areas.

 

Katarina Kappi

Katarina Kappi

Project Coordinator

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Katarina providies planning support across NCUB's policy projects.

 

The konfer Team

Eddie Abrams

Eddie Abrams

Head of konfer (interim)

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Shivaun Meehan

Stakeholder and Communications Manager

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Graham Doe

Graham Doe

Business Engagement Manager

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