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All change on the EEUK Board

Every year in August the EEUK Board gets a refresh. As an organisation run by the members, for the members, the election of new Directors each year is a really important way to ensure that EEUK continues to meet members’ needs as effectively as possible.

This year there were nine nominations for three vacancies and following the election, where member representatives voted, the outcome was that the following people join the Board from 1st August:

  • Jerry Allen, Deputy Director of Enterprise, University of Greenwich
  • Neil Coles, Assistant Director of Careers Service (Enterprise Education & Employer Engagement), University of Bristol
  • Dr Inge Hill, Senior Lecturer Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Birmingham City University

August is also the time for a change of Chair. Gups Jagpal, Director of Research, Enterprise and Innovation at London South Bank University, steps down after a year leading the organisation – Gups has been reflecting on his year in his recent blog. As Gups steps down, Dr Sarah Underwood (pictured), Director of the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies at the University of Leeds, takes the helm as Chair. The new Vice-Chair, voted into office by the rest of the Board, is Jon Powell, Enterprise Team Manager at Lancaster University.

New Directors also means that it’s time for farewell and grateful thanks to those who are stepping down. Fiona Godsman, CEO of the Scottish Institute for Enterprise steps down after six years and Karen Bill, Associate Dean (Research and Enterprise) University of Wolverhampton has served for four years, including one as Chair.

Dr Underwood said. “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Karen and Fiona for their many years serving the EEUK community. We’ve had a really productive and successful few years and hopefully many more to come. It is a great pleasure to welcome Jerry, Neil and Inge to the board – all are well known in the #ented world and I’m sure will bring some refreshing ideas and challenges to EEUK. Very much looking forward to working with them during my year as Chair.

To find out who else is on the Board, please click here.

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