Rob McKay

Rob McKay

r.d.mckay@keele.ac.uk | 01782 7 33421


Project Manager for the Keele Research and Innovation Support Programme, delivering expertise in R&D and business development to SMEs across the Stoke & Staffordshire LEP area. KRISP is part funded by the European Union through its European Regional Development Fund.

Prior to joining Keele, I spent six years managing and delivering academic HE programmes on Leadership and Management across a number of clients in the public and private sectors. My specialist areas are leadership, teams, change, ethics, information/communications and marketing. I am an experienced practitioner in local economic development, having delivered, developed or led programmes around Business Growth, Innovation, Inward Investment and Place Marketing, Tourism, Regeneration & Town Centres, European Funding, Start-Up and Enterprise, International Trade and Rural & Community Development.


Areas of expertise: Regional economic development, leadership CPD, HE:business interfaces