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Industrial Advisory Board

The Industrial Advisory Board supports the interactions between the department and the industry in a non-executive capacity. It includes senior representatives from industry sectors aligned with the research groups in the department. In addition, the board includes representative from relevant regulatory and professional bodies and from Academic and Research Committees. Members are appointed for an initial three year term. The board convenes once a year. Benefits for board members include networking opportunities; access to academic partners for EPSRC and Innovate UK projects; and access to a large student population to undertake projects of industrial relevance.


Terms of reference

  • To advise the Department on the industrial relevance of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and to suggest changes to courses and degree programmes
  • To review the research activity of the Department in terms of industrial relevance, and to provide assistance, where suitable, with letters of support, internships and other activities
  • To help shape the Department's strategy by providing guidance on long-term developments and trends within the industry
  • To identify opportunities for commercialisation of research



  • Madeline Bailey (MS Amlin)
  • Federico Boccardi (Ofcom)
  • Anne Boden (Starling Bank)
  • Cristiano Corradini (NCC Group)
  • Paul Crane (British Telecom)
  • Niall Creech (Sainsbury's, Argos)
  • Helen Crooks (Lloyds)
  • Bob Driver (Cambridge Wireless Limited)
  • Lorenzo Grillo (AlixPartners)
  • Chris Guthrie (Lambeth Borough Council)
  • Karl Hoods (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy)
  • Janette Jones (Unilever)
  • Marielle Lindgren (Ericsson)
  • Jon McLoone (Wolfram)
  • Nuria Oliver (Vodafone)
  • David Omand (Babcock International Group and Paladin Capital)
  • Jon Rowland (Metaswitch)
  • Onur Sahin (InterDigital), industrial co-chair
  • Tim Stone (Nuclear Risk Insurers)
  • Yue Wang (Samsung)

Industrial Advisory Board academic co-chair

Professor Carmine Ventre





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