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Dr James Callaghan

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Regional Director - Northern, Yorkshire & Humber

James works to raise the profile of ICAEW with members and key external stakeholders and to support members in their careers.  He manages and oversees the work of the regional staff ensuring that local members receive professional career support through local District Societies and connected communities.

James has a solid grounding in research and innovation in the higher education sector backed up by a number of years in industry combining interests in innovation, consultancy and the commercialisation of intellectual property.

His work in industry covered engineering research and development, marketing, technical and management consultancy.  In the university sector he has significant experience in strategic leadership of research administration, business development, industry engagement, technology transfer and enterprise in leading universities in Ireland and the UK.

James also has significant experience as a non-executive Director in a number of companies in Ireland and the UK including ICENI Seedcorn Fund (early stage investor) and has participated in many negotiations involving spin-out companies and investors.

Amongst other qualifications, he has degrees in Engineering and Telecommunications from Trinity College Dublin and the University of Essex.  These are complemented by an Executive MBA (Henley), and a PhD in Business and Management from the University of Cambridge.  He is also a Chartered Engineer.

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