Mar 062019

Non-Executive Directors (2) - Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus (AberInnovation) Ltd.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the appointment of up to two experienced, creative and talented Non Executive Directors to join the Board of the flagship Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus (AberInnovation) Ltd.

Investment of £40.5m has been secured from the European Regional Development Fund, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC; now part of UK Research and Innovation) and Aberystwyth University to build a new 3,500m2 facility at the Gogerddan site of Aberystwyth University. The shareholders (Aberystwyth University and the BBSRC-UKRI) have established the Limited Company to own and operate the Campus. The Company activities are well underway on construction as well as the development of the profile of the Campus as a regional focal point for businesses and Aberystwyth University to work together to develop products and services. The Company activities represent a milestone in the development of local support for entrepreneurs, small companies and the further growth of innovation in Wales.

Successful candidates will play a key role in the continued shaping of the Company as the Campus construction achieves its grand opening in Autumn 2020, and will participate in developing the pivotal role that the Company will play in the Mid Wales economy and beyond.

The Non Executive Directors will help shape the overall strategic direction of the Company; will ensure that the statutory and governance duties of the Company are discharged effectively; and that the interests of the shareholders are properly considered. The Company is looking to these new appointments to support a culture of continual improvement and ambition.

The Company is particularly interested in candidates with expert knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • disruption and innovation in the food, drink, agriculture and/or bioeconomy sectors
  • creative solutions for research and development in public: private partnerships
  • cluster and/or innovation ecosystem development

In return for high performance and delivery of the role, we will provide remuneration for time and travel expenses of up to £6,000 per annum. Our ideal candidate(s) will have Board level experience and a deep appreciation of the challenges and rewards of research and innovation goals in the UK and the public: private sector working required to achieve these goals.

For informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Dr Rhian Hayward MBE, CEO, at, m: 07715 284608.

To apply please send your CV with covering letter to

Closing date for applications is Monday 15th April 2019 at noon. Interviews are planned to take place on May 3rd 2019 in Aberystwyth.

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