Colin served for eight years as Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of York. Previously, he held a similar position at the University of Bradford, and earlier in his career held academic posts at the universities of Southampton and Sheffield.
Although a career academic, he has devoted significant time to roles in the public sector focusing on local government, business development and capacity building with private sector and community partners. As well as being a Board Member here, Colin is Chair of the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, and nationally, Colin is Chair of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.
Colin's previous roles include being a Non-Executive Director of the Government Office for Yorkshire & Humber and HE strategic advisor for the area's regional development agency.
In June 2017, Colin was awarded an OBE for services to the Yorkshire economy.
Board Member's individual registers of interest can be found here: http://www.businessinspiredgrowth.com/register-of-interests/