Professor David Gann has accepted appointment as Deputy Principal (Research and Business Engagement) of the Business School, with effect from 1 September 2011. Professor Gann reports to Professor David Begg, Principal of the Business School, and will work closely with Professor Dot Griffiths, who continues as Deputy Principal of the Business School.
Professor Gann joined the College in 2003 as Chair in Technology and Innovation Management, a joint appointment between the Business School and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He co-founded and became Head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group in 2005 and has led the Digital Economy Lab since 2010. Professor Gann’s research interests focus on improving performance of innovation processes through digital simulation and prototyping, and the development of new business models. He was awarded a CBE in the 2010 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to engineering.