Our board

Imperial Consultants Board members

Simon Hepworth, Chairman

Simon Hepworth, Chairman

Simon is Director of Enterprise and Chairman of the Board of Imperial Consultants (ICON) and also sits on the Innovations Partnership Board, which oversees the technology transfer operations of the university. Simon is seeking to connect more of Imperial’s academics, students and discoveries with leading entrepreneurs and pioneers from industry. His ultimate goal is to generate more opportunities for collaboration that make a real world impact.

Alistair McDermott

Alistair McDermott

Alistair is the Executive Director at Imperial Consultants and is responsible for delivering it’s long and short term plans. Alistair has worked within the higher education sector in industry-facing roles for a number of years and has launched joint ventures, developed start-up centres and has delivered regional business support initiatives.

Tony Lawrence

Tony Lawrence

Tony is Director of Financial Management, Imperial College London and also a member of both the Association of Corporate Treasurers and Institute of Management Accountants. At Imperial College London he is responsible for all external financial reporting, formulating the overall budgets and financial plans that are submitted to Council for approval and for treasury matters.

Eric Yeatman FREng, FIEEE

Eric Yeatman FREng, FIEEE

Eric is a Professor of Micro-Engineering and Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London. He was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal in 2011, then made a Fellow in 2012 – and holds Fellowships of the IEEE, the IET, IOM3 and the City and Guilds Institute. Prof. Yeatman is also co-founder and non-executive director of Microsaic Systems plc and has been a technical advisory board member to two venture capital funds.

Sir Stephen Bloom MD DSc FRS

Sir Stephen Bloom MD DSc FRS

Stephen is Professor and Head of Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Imperial College London and is also the Chief of Service for West London NHS Pathology Consortium and Head of Obesity Drug Development in Imperial College.

Karen Johnson, Company Secretary

Karen Johnson, Company Secretary

Karen is the Associate Director of Finance and Operations for the Enterprise Division at Imperial College London. She oversees the project delivery for Imperial Consultants – as well as the finance and management accounting aspects for Imperial Consultants, Imperial Projects and Research Project Management services.

Roberto Trotta

Roberto Trotta

Roberto is a Professor of Astrostatistics and theoretical cosmologist in the Astrophysics Group, where he studies dark matter, dark energy and the Big Bang. He is also an Academic Fellow at Imperial’s Data Science Institute and Director of Imperial’s Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication.

Shola Alabi

Shola Alabi

Shola is a Strategic HR Partner. In her role at Imperial College London she provides guidance and supports to staff and management on both a strategic and operational level.

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