Our Executive Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Craig Walker as our new Director from the 1st October 2015.
As Director, Craig will provide leadership to our initiatives to further research, training and knowledge exchange activity across the White Rose universities. Craig will consolidate and build on our strong track record of partnership development and deliver further growth by securing funding to support new collaborative initiatives.
Craig has a successful history within White Rose, and has played a key part in securing millions of pounds of investments into our Universities.
Before joining White Rose in 2009, Craig worked at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), managing research investments, as well as engaging with the academic community, industry and other funding agencies both in the UK and internationally.
Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield and Chair of our Executive Board said, “We are delighted to appoint Craig to this position. His experience across research, training and knowledge exchange, combined with his proven ability at identifying opportunities, developing partnerships, and leading initiatives, will help build on White Rose’s past success and deliver an exciting future for the Consortium”
Since 1997, the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York have built on their individual strengths by collaborating through the White Rose University Consortium. Working with a range of partners from the private and public sector, both in the UK and overseas, projects valuing over £150 Million have been secured by the Universities.