Dr Phil Extance

Pro-Vice Chancellor, Business Partnerships and Knowledge Transfer, Aston University

Dr Phil Extance is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Business Partnerships and Knowledge Transfer at Aston University. He is responsible for the strategic approach to developing even stronger relationships with business and other organisations. Before his current role he was Director of Innovation at Advantage West Midlands, the Regional Development Agency and has been a champion of the Innovation Voucher scheme.  Phil's previous experience includes spells as Executive Director at the Shropshire Learning and Skills Council, Chief Executive of Rapra Technology Ltd, and Director of Advanced Engineering at Lucas Industries.  He has a first degree and PhD in Physics from Cambridge.