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Executive Chair of Warwick Innovation District

Executive Chair of Warwick Innovation District


Warwick Innovation District is a new entity founded by the University of Warwick. The creation of this new organisation is part of the University’s wider efforts to facilitate a step-change in our economic and societal impact through the scaling up of our research and innovation activities, and collaborations with the public and private sectors.

As the executive chair, you will serve as the primary driving force behind the establishment of this new organisation, providing vision and leadership for a small team tasked with establishing the organisation. You will be instrumental in creating and securing new business opportunities. You will be responsible, supported by a chief operating officer, in ensuring effective governance and oversight of the organisation and its subsidiaries.

You will also act as a key ambassador for the University of Warwick, representing the organisation to key national and international stakeholders.

The position is being recruited into at 0.6 FTE with a competitive salary. To find out more or arrange an informal conversation about the role, please contact the Vice-Chancellor's Executive Officer, Gemma Wild (

Further Details
Further details, including the description and person specification can be found here:
How to apply

Applicants should submit a two-page statement outlining their suitability for the role of Executive Chair of Warwick Innovation District, along with a current CV and identify two individuals, who will write in support of their application. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview with the Selection Committee which is expected to take place on Wednesday 10 July 2024.

Applications should be submitted to the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Officer, Gemma Wild ( and must be received no later than 11:59pm on Sunday 30 June 2024.