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312 UKSPA Directory 2017 UKSPA Executive The UK Science Park Association operates from Chesterford Research Park, near Cambridge, and has a small Executive Team which delivers the day-to-day services for members Full biographies of the UKSPA E xecutive Team can be found at w w / our-association Paul Wright Director and Chief Executive Paul’s career started in 1979 when he joined the Civil Service as a management trainee. He enjoyed a broad-based introduction to several government departments, and was involved in driving the direction of national skills training and business development policies for eight years. He was part of the team that designed and wrote the national “Investor In People” initiative, which remains the standard for training and development in the UK. Paul then moved on to work for the embryonic Prince’s Youth Business Trust, where as Regional Director he established the Board in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire, and helped to start and develop more than 50 new businesses. In the early 1990s, Paul was recruited onto the development team of the Cambridgeshire TEC to develop strategic plans for education, training, and business support services and became a key advisor in the creation of the “Cambridge Phenomenon”. He developed a portfolio of new products and services to support the creation and growth of technology- based firms. Paul has worked as UKSPA CEO for the last 16 years, and has seen the Association go from strength to strength during this period Jim Duvall Membership Manager Jim was appointed as Membership Manager of the Associat ion in February 2008. He was previously Head of Information Management at the Local Government Association (LGA), the organisation representing all local authorities in England and Wales. At the LGA, Jim was responsible for a number of services for a group of national organisations. These included developing a national “one stop shop” for local government enquiries through the creation of a specialist call centre. He also was responsible for the delivery of a shared CRM system that captured data on membership contacts as well as bringing together the websites and staff intranets of the organisations. UKSPA The United Kingdom Science Park Association, Chesterford Research Park, Little Chesterford, Essex CB10 1XL T: 01799 532050 Future Fusion Prior to that he was Public Affairs Manager at the Association of County Councils (ACC). He was heavily involved in ACC parliamentary lobbying and advocacy activities as well as conference and other event management including parliamentary receptions and political party conference fringe events. Both associations were voluntary membership bodies operating at a national level, and Jim was responsible for delivering value for money and high-quality services to their memberships. Jim supports and develops projects across all of the membership activities of UKSPA, including publications, events and the website Editorial Director Mark Donald Director of Content Marketing Clare Jonik Editor Sarah Lawton Art Director Stuart Hobbs Art Editors Chris Stenner, Christine Burrows, Chris Borgman, Emma Swift Sub Editors Alex Summersby, Roy Delaney Account Director David Parker The UKSPA Directory 2017 is published on behalf of UKSPA by Future Fusion, a division of Future Publishing Ltd. Registered office: Quay House, The Ambury, Bath BA1 1UA. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the consent of UKSPA.