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Our people

We are governed by a strategic advisory board, a project steering group and a strategic delivery board. We also have panels to review applications for pre-incorporation funds and executives into business. Northern Accelerator is delivered by a core project team based at Durham University, supported by an operational delivery group with representatives from each partner institution.

Strategic Advisory Board

Operational Delivery Group

Chelsea Brain

IP and Commercialisation Manager, Research and Innovation Services Northumbria University

David Huntley

Head of Company Creation Newcastle University

Edwin Milligan

Edwin Milligan

Hugh Rhodes

IP and Commercialisation Manager, Research and Innovation Services Northumbria University

Jenny Taylor

Head of Economic Development Durham University (Programme Compliance Lead)

Jordan Christie

Northern Accelerator Marketing Officer

Lizzie Withington

Company Creation Manager Newcastle University

Nickola Gray

Business Development Manager, Enterprise and Innovation University of Sunderland

Su Stinchcombe

Northern Accelerator Project Administrator

Tim Hammond

Director of Commercialisation and Economic Development Durham University (Programme Lead)