Employer Board

The University’s Strategic Employer Advisory Board meets and engages throughout the year to provide valuable input and engagement from key sector representatives.

Our Strategic Employer Advisory Board is comprised of senior representatives from key sectors aligned to our curriculum development and our focus on delivering education that provides the right skills and opportunities for our students and for industry. We are committed to our students and our region, and the board, together with our other direct employer interactions, ensures that the University’s ongoing and future developments are relevant, responsive, and innovative in meeting the needs of industry.

The board also supports in the University’s aims to enhance our public and community engagement activities. It contributes to the economic and social development of the region by promoting collaboration between the university and businesses, organisations, and local and national government.

Board members

Ian Gardner

UK Client Technical Leader and Industry 4.0 Architect, IBM 

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