Anglia Innovation Partnership (AIP) LLP, the organisation that manages Norwich Research Park, has announced its new CEO. Roz Bird will take up her new position on 1 May.
Roz has had a very successful career managing urban regeneration projects, science parks and business parks in Cambridge, Silverstone, Milton Keynes and Bristol. She joins AIP LLP after 15 years with MEPC where she was commercial director. Before that she was business development director at the UK Science Park Association (UKSPA).
Roz also chairs the Silverstone Technology Cluster and leads both the Oxford to Cambridge Arc Super Cluster and MEPC Women into Construction initiative. She is highly experienced at leading high-performing professional teams, developing high-tech ecosystems, setting up social impact projects and has recently pioneered a new Environmental Net Gain initiative.
Dr Pete Jackson, Chair, AIP LLP, said, “I am delighted to welcome Roz to Norwich Research Park for what is going to be a really exciting period of growth. Her commercial acumen and experience in creating and growing value from science is the perfect blend of skills and attributes we need to turbo-charge our enterprise agenda to make Norwich Research Park one of the UK’s most attractive destinations for business start-ups, spinouts and relocations. Under her leadership I am confident that we will build on our global reputation for world-leading research, expand our platform for innovative businesses to flourish and create exciting new jobs for our region.”