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UKSPA Directory 2017 UKSPA Board 311 Dr Sally Ann Forsyth Director Sally Ann was appointed as Chief Executive Office of Norwich Research in September 2013. The aim of the role is to bring the Partners together, develop the proposition and grow the Park to its full potential as a world-class science park. Sally Ann spent 19 years with Unilever and was previously Director for Harwell Oxford, a joint venture between STFC, UKAEA and Goodman, and the Unilever/ Goodman venutre Colworth Science Park. James Chaffer Director Mike Herd Director James is Product Director of CLARITY, the software system designed for Innovation Environments. His expertise covers automation of functions including sales pipeline, billing, conference and event management, surveys, FM, digital signage and financial reporting. James has been active as a Business Affiliate of UKSPA since 2007, working closely with many members to help them implement efficient software systems. Mike Herd is the Executive Director of the Sussex Innovation Centre. Mike has worked closely with the centre’s members since it was formed in 1996, building relationships with local investors, academics, funding bodies and technical experts. Mike won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion in 2013 and has worked to develop over 300 businesses based at the centre and supported many hundreds more. Dave Hockton Director Dave Hockton is Senior Operations Manager at MIRA Technology Park, an 842‑acre transport cluster based in Leicestershire. He leads the operational development of the park including speculative developments creating office, laboratory and workshops. He has 20 years’ experience in MIRA, Horiba-MIRA and MIRA Technology Park, with a background in IT followed by a career change into Property and Estate Management. Graham Hewson Director Tracey Smith Director Graham is Head of Incubation at Imperial Innovations, responsible for the development of the Imperial White City Incubator. He is responsible for the day- to‑day running of the facility, working closely with spin-outs and companies renting laboratory and office space from the College. He has been working in Incubation for over 10 years and has previously managed a successful digital media Incubator in London’s Tech City. Tracey Smith is managing director of York Science Park Ltd (YSPL) and her tenure there spans eight years, three of them at the helm. Tracey manages a growing team and 137,000 sq ft of specialist space including the Innovation, Bio and IT Centres and grow-on space for larger companies at Enterprise House. Tracy is also a member of the Institute of Directors, and committee member for the North Yorkshire branch.