The Executive Team

The Executive Team

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Dr David Docherty

Chief Executive

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David Docherty is Chief Executive of the National Centre for Universities and Business, and Chairman of the Digital Television Group, the industry body for digital television in the UK. He was the first BBC Director of New Media and Deputy Managing Director of BBC Television.

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Sam Laidlaw


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Sam Laidlaw brings extensive experience of working in business both in the UK, and internationally, having held responsibility for businesses across four continents.

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Dr Joe Marshall

Chief Operating Officer & Director of Strategy

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Working closely with the Chief Executive, Dr Marshall has day-to-day responsibility for the management and accountability of the National Centre. He works closely with our public funders, partners and members to develop strategic work plans for the National Centre to promote and foster world-leading business-university collaboration.

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Will Parsons

Will Parsons

Commercial and Partnerships Director

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Shivaun Meehan

Head of Communications

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Professor Graeme Reid

Strategic Adviser

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Alongside his role at NCUB, Graeme is Chair of Science and Research Policy at University College London, Chairman of the the Campaign for Science & Engineering (CaSE) and a Trustee of the Association of Medical Research Charities. He has spent much of his career at the interface between science and Government, most recently as Head of Research Funding in the Department of Business Innovation and Skills.


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