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Professor David Park

BEng (Hons) (University of Nottingham), MSc (University of Nottingham), PhD (University of Nottingham)

Department: Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Centre/Institute: HGI
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466614
Location: C71 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

I am currently the Dean of Nottingham University Business School. I also Chair the University's Modern Anti-Slavery Committee and Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF).

I joined the Business School in 2018 as a part-time Professor of Practice (Entrepreneurship & Innovation). Over the last 5 years I have also held other roles within the School including Director of Executive Education and Associate Dean (External Engagement).

I studied at the University of Nottingham in the 90's completing degrees in Civil Engineering (BEng), AI (MSc) and Airborne Mapping / Remote Sensing (PhD). I currently live in Nottingham.

Areas of Expertise
As well as my expertise in academia and professional training, I also have a wealth of practical entrepreneurial experience gained in the UK and New Zealand from starting and running my own innovative businesses and social enterprises. I have first-hand experience raising start-up funds ($multiM), growing effective, multi-disciplinary teams, and completing $multiM licensing deals with a FTSE100 plc. Prior to my employment in the Business School I was appointed as an Entrepreneur in Residence (under the UK's Small Business Charter) and actively supported a number of early-stage companies across the UK at both strategic and operational levels.

Although my degrees are in engineering and artificial intelligence, I have set-up / run start-up companies and social enterprises in a variety of sectors ranging from satellite navigation and geospatial engineering to professional CPD (enhancing employability skills for UK civil servants) and commercialising new food ingredients.

Over the last 5 years I have worked with undergraduates at all year groups across most Faculties as well as MSc, PhD, MBA and Executive MBA students. I have actively mentored a variety of student, staff and alumni start-up businesses through the University's Ingenuity Lab and, until 2022, ran regular training and evening classes about starting a business. I have also helped lead / support a variety of the University's pitching and student start-up activities.

University Administrative Roles
Chair, Modern Anti-Slavery Committee Chair, Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)

School Administrative Roles
Dean of the Nottingham University Business School

School and University Committee Memberships
Accreditation Standards Committee 2023
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee 2023 Dean of NUBS
External Engagement Group 2021 Chair
Rankings & Reputation Committee 2020
School Executive 2019 Chair (2023 -
Study Leave Committee 2023 Chair


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