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.

 

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.

 

Chris Russell

Chris Russell

Policy Lead for Skills and Talent

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Chris leads NCUB’s work on skills and talent through shaping, positioning and driving our policy and engagement activities in this area.

 

Francesca Cowely

Bethan Caunt

Communications and Public Affairs Manager

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Bethan manages NCUB's public relations and communications strategies. She looks after our media relations, our website and social media. She would love to hear from members interested in submitting a blog or success story for publication.

 

Linda Bedenik

Linda Bedenik

Policy Analyst

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

 

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.

 

Francesca Cowely

Francesca Cowley

Project Coordinator

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Francesca providies planning support across NCUB's policy projects.

 

Katarina Kappi

Katarina Kappi

Project Coordinator

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Katarina provides 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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