Derek became Chair of NISE in the spring of 2014 and has a wide and varied background. Before entering Parliament, Derek worked in publishing, media and new media and founded the Computer Channel at BSkyB. He was recently described as "one of the pioneers of Internet adoption in the UK". He was the first MP in the world to have his own App. He also founded the Oxford Internet Institute and A Digital Day (now a week) for the Nation.
He is a patron of RIBA and a member of both the Advisory Board at the Design Council and the SE Legacy Board for the Rugby World Cup 2015(he played for Oxford University, the Barbarians and England). Derek is also chair for Trinity Hospice Clapham, Major Stanley's Trust at OURFC and the Great Retail Revival Foundation.
Treve is currently a consultant for Innovare. He was previously Managing Director of the Enterprise Coaching Division within Oxford Innovation. Over the last ten years he has managed and directed several large, multi-million pound, business coaching and support programmes across the UK (Cornwall, Wales and Northumberland) and overseas. He also developed a relationship with Induct, the Norwegian Open Innovation software platform global leaders, to implement Open Improvement systems and cultures into organisations such as the NHS, and led the creation of intellectual property, especially digital assets, for business support programmes and coaching. Examples include GROWTHmapper, a web based analytical tool used in Growth Accelerator, the national business support service, and research using neuroscientific methods to compare face-to-face with remote coaching.
He has extensive experience in working with all sizes of companies from early stage technology companies to large multi-nationals, many large organisations, universities and research organisations in the UK and overseas, as well technology clusters as a whole. The experience is from many angles, including that of a hands-on manager in a corporate spin-out, through to working as a management consultant, and with growing Oxford Innovation itself (which had three employees when he joined as a Director in 1999, compared with 200 now.) He has also developed technology clusters including the development of a national forum for the motorsport industry.
His early career was in materials science, which included R&D, technology commercialisation, production management (including Kaizen), technical marketing and IPR assessment.
Flo has been at University College London Hospital as chief nurse since April 2015, coming from Barking, Havering and Redbridge University NHS Trust where she was chief nurse for two and a half years. Prior to that she was director of nursing and quality at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust from August 2008 until September 2012, and director of nursing and midwifery, and director of infection prevention and control, at the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust from September 2005 to August 2008.
She has a keen interest in organisational culture and in creating different ways of working to release more time to care. Flo has completed a Leadership Scholarship with the Florence Nightingale Foundation and has developed and commissioned a joint leadership programme with Portsmouth Hospital to support twenty six band 7 Sisters/Charge Nurses across both sites. She is also an invited member on the Passionate About Caring Today (PACT) Group where she has worked with Baroness Audrey Emerton, Dame Elizabeth Fradd, Sir Stephen Moss, Tricia Hart and Anne-Marie Rafferty to develop the Cultural Barometer.
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