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Interim Executive Divisional Director of External Engagement and Global

Sean Fielding

Interim Executive Director of the University’s External Engagement and Global

Sean Fielding is Interim Executive Director of the University’s External Engagement and Global Division and is also responsible for the programme to implement University of Exeter's new structures for the 2030 Strategy.

Sean has had several Director-level roles at Exeter. Until July 2021 Sean was Director of the Innovation Impact and Business Team that connects organisations to the University of Exeter, creates new opportunities for them and generates innovation. In that role he was chair of the SETsquared Management Board (recognised as the World's number one University Business Incubator) and a Board member of Exeter Science Park. He was Chair of PraxisAuril, the UK's national association for knowledge exchange professionals (2019-21) and a board member of the global Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals.

Sean previously worked in the HE sector for national University bodies where he set up and led joint-ventures for commercialising and marketing national and international HE services.  

Sean studied languages at University College London and is a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP).