Tom Britten and Bob Hogg will be joining Warwick shortly as Business Development Directors within our Campus and Commercial Services Group.
Tom joins Warwick on 6 May from Knomo where he was Chief Operating Officer of a venture capital backed accessories brand selling to Harrods, Apple and other customers in 30 countries. Prior to that Tom worked at Tesco for nearly 20 years. His early roles were in the main business initially in marketing and then buying. After that Tom moved to the Retail Services division which was set up to launch and grow new businesses. This included spells at Tesco Bank (a joint venture with Royal Bank of Scotland), the home shopping business Tesco.com and latterly as Managing Director of Tesco Mobile Europe.
Bob joins Warwick on 15 April from Serco, where he was Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships. During his six years with Serco Bob held several senior director roles in Strategy and Business Development focusing on new markets and alliances and partnerships. Prior to joining Serco, Bob was Sector Director for Local Government with Mouchel Group. He established an education business and developed a number of strategic service delivery partnerships with local government. Before Mouchel, Bob was Executive Director with Southampton City Council. He has also been a Chief Inspector of Schools and has worked as a consultant for the European Commission, the British Council and UNICEF in Europe and China. Bob has been a member of the CBI’s Public Services Board for the past three years.
Ken Sloan, Registrar and Chief Operating Officer said:
The selection process for these posts attracted an incredibly strong field and everyone involved in the process is delighted that Tom and Bob are joining us. The development of new revenue streams to contribute to and underpin Warwick's research, teaching and student experience has been an integral part of the University's development: the management training centres, jobs.ac.uk and Unitemps are just some examples of successful initiatives that have become key to the University’s external profile and income portfolio. The ability and capacity to secure alternative revenue streams and surplus for reinvestment are more important than ever to enable Warwick to deliver on its strategic ambitions. Tom and Bob will help us identify and secure new commercial opportunities, and to find opportunities to successfully grow and develop many of our established successful businesses and income streams.”