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Charlie Lane (Business Manager)

Phone: 01392 723004

University of Exeter
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The Queen’s Drive

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Business Engagement and Innovation)

Stuart Brocklehurst

Stuart Brocklehurst is Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Business Engagement and Innovation, leading the University’s collaboration with business and our drive to deliver innovation through our research and education.

Stuart started his career in banking, holding a number of roles with Barclays in the UK and Africa, including as Head of Internet Strategy. As Senior Vice President for Digital Commerce at Visa International CEMEA he led the adoption of new forms of technology and business models, including eCommerce authentication, chip and contactless payments and national payment networks. Following a period as a Partner at consultancy Carbon, Stuart joined Amadeus in support of its IPO and served as Group Communications Director after the flotation. He went on to run his own business up to its sale to the Troy Group, where he remains a Non-Executive Director.

Stuart is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute, a Chartered IT Professional, a Chartered Manager, a Freeman of the City of London, and holds a degree in theology from Oxford.

He has served on numerous company boards, on the synod and Bishop’s Council of the Diocese of Exeter, as a Governor of Petroc College in North Devon and as a Leadership Fellow of Exeter Business School. He is a Director of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership and of the Great South West Pan Regional Partnership, Chair of the region’s Innovation Board and Chair of the Exeter Science Centre Advisory Board.