The Mercia Centre for Innovation Leadership programme team

The Mercia Centre for Innovation Leadership is facilitated by the following staff members:

  • Professor Kurt Allman – Director of Keele Management School
  • Will Pritchard – Entrepreneur in Residence
  • Carolyn Roberts – Entrepreneur in Residence
  • David Lowe – Entrepreneur in Residence
  • Annette Shipley - Entrepreneur in Residence
  • Dr Mark Bacon – Director of Strategy Delivery & Director of Research, Innovation and Engagement
  • Ann Pittard – Associate Director for Engagement & Partnerships Head of Partnership
  • Paul Hodgkinson – Head of Local Growth & Strategic Project Delivery
  • Mark Dimmock – Programme Co-ordination Officer
  • Rob Meadows – Marketing and Communications Officer
  • Alan Storie – Project Management Accountant
  • Stephen Roberts – Business Gateway Manager

For further information about the programme, please contact the Keele University Business Gateway on 01782 733001 or email