Meet the team
Meet the Team
Rachel Davis - Director of Warwick Enterprise
As Director of Warwick Enterprise, I lead the education portfolio for innovation and entrepreneurship across the University of Warwick. This includes growth and integration of curricula and co-curricula provision as well as graduate start-up as a viable career option and broader support for alumni. As part of the senior leadership team for the Innovation Group I am also lead for the Creative Futures initiative; delivering inspiration, education, incubation and industry partnerships for the Creative and Digital Sector in the Coventry and Warwickshire region.
I am experienced educational developer and authentic leader with 21 years education management and leadership experience in the FE and HE sector. I categorize myself as an ‘intrapreneur’ focussed on the creation of high quality innovation in teaching and learning solutions. I have applied my expertise within and outside of the curriculum; in the creation of physical and digital space to support learning, teaching and research; and through the development of strategy and leadership for institutional initiatives.
I’m creative, flexible and motivated by the potential to support positive outcomes for others and society. Launching and building Warwick Enterprise will be a significant vehicle for delivering such value and I’m passionate about working in partnership with students, staff, individuals or organisations who share this mission, in to make this happen. I am also a devoted parent to my daughter, a gender equality advocate, water sports enthusiast, more recently a runner and lover of tapas.
Richard Groves - Enterprise Pathway Manager
I have worked at the University of Warwick ten years and my role, as the Enterprise Pathway Manager, is to create and build opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship at Warwick and to support our entrepreneurial students and graduates in developing their enterprise skills, entrepreneurial mindset, and the growth of innovative ideas. Our team offer one-to-one support and guidance for enterprising ideas, access to Warwick’s Innovation District and opportunities for development, funding, mentoring, and networking. Prior to working at Warwick, I spent the first part of my career working in student advice and guidance at the University of Birmingham before becoming Business Development Manager for the UK's leading provider of employment and support services for people with barriers to work, where my focus was developing business and partnership opportunities within the learning, skills, and education sector in the West Midlands.
Alexander McLeod - Graduate Enterprise Officer
I have entrepreneurial, higher education and corporate experience. As an entrepreneur, I have been active in the secondary school entrepreneurship education and university innovation space. I have developed and implemented extra-curricular and digital initiatives that advocate entrepreneurship, provide enterprise education and foster entrepreneurial activity among youth. I am currently working in higher education where I offer guidance and support to students and graduates who want to launch their own ventures. My time spent in corporate saw me manage operations and strategy projects for clients in the education, transport, tourism and commercial fishing industries. I have experience in youth entrepreneurship, startup support and business modelling. I have reported to, worked alongside and managed people across all levels of various state and private sector organisations
Matthew Rogers-Draycott - Innovation Curriculum Developer
Matt is our Innovation Curriculum Developer; his role in Warwick Enterprise is to support colleagues across the institution to embed innovation in their courses, and explore new approaches to their curricula. His varied career includes academic leadership, teaching, research, learning design, enterprise support, business mentoring, and his own entrepreneurial endeavours.When not working he has a range of interests including developing ventures, coaching start-ups, investing, and writing. He also enjoys building Lego kits, playing computer games and listening to music.
David Voss - Enterprise Learning Technologist
I am the Warwick Enterprise Learning Technologist. I oversee our digital programmes including those offered by Warwick and those by our external providers. I also manage the Warwick Enterprise website.
Ragesree Roy - Impact Research Coordinator
I am the Impact Research Coordinator at Warwick Enterprise and a large part of my role is to liaise with different departments and engage students in enterprise and innovation related activities. I provide support to student teams in the implementation and dissemination of their projects across relevant platforms. Besides working at WE, I am also teaching undergraduate students at the Department of English at Warwick as a Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant. I am currently in my second year of PhD and I invite conversation and queries about academic and enterprise-oriented activities at Warwick. You can reach me at email@example.com
Clare Green - Creative and Digital Communities Manager
I specialise in building networks of creatives and artists, as well as linking industry with educational institutions, Universities, colleges and schools, their students and graduates to develop the next generation of creative and digital talent.
Fundraised and launched initiatives and established strong, connected communities which inspire and engage the next generation of digital and creative talent, boosting creative careers, supporting start-up enterprises and showcasing students and graduate’s creativity and digital innovation.
Expert project manager of innovative large-scale events attracting diverse audiences through creative marketing and communications, including brand and identity, design and print, promotion and social media management. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Holly Smeeton - Creative Futures Officer
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Elenore - Esports Centre Co-ordinator
I have gathered good work experience in game and esports industry. Currently I’m looking after the Esports Centre and aim to build a place to improve students working experience and help business upgrade. Also, I hope to bring more conversation from business to university, if you are interested in collaborations, please reach me at Jiawen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jack Fenton - Head of Esports
I'm a linguistics and esports enthusiast, dedicating my work to grassroots esports and supporting young people in their journey through our increasingly digital landscape. As the Co-Founder of Warwick Esports and now the University's Head of Esports, I'm always looking to forge new partnerships with genuine supporters of the grassroots esports scene. You can reach me at email@example.com