Industrial Strategy Group

Otherwise known as the ‘ISG’ acts as the interface of collaboration and partnership between YU member institutions and between universities and other partners in Yorkshire working together on place-based development.

Chair of the ISG 

Professor Liz Towns-Andrews
Director of Research and Enterprise, University of Huddersfield

Members of the ISG

Andrew Jones
Head of Careers, Employability and Enterprise at Leeds Arts University

Bill Walker
Director Strategic Relationships & Knowledge Exchange at the University of Hull

Professor Cathy Barnes
Director of Research and Enterprise at Leeds Beckett University

Dr Ceri Williams
Director of Research and Innovation Development at the University of Leeds

Dr David McBeth
Director of Research & Enterprise at the University of York

David Warren
Chief Operating Officer at Leeds College of Music

Claire Newhouse
Head of Apprenticeships & Skills at Leeds Trinity University

Professor John Bridgeman
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Transfer) at the University of Bradford

Professor Andy Smith
Pro Vice Chancellor, Research & Knowledge Exchange at York St John University

Alex Prince
Head of Knowledge Exchange and Innovation at Sheffield Hallam University

Dr Sarah Want
Director of Partnerships and Regional Engagement at the University of Sheffield