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Ian McFadzen, CEO, Plymouth Science Park

Ian McFadzen – Chief Executive Officer 

Ian has 30 years’ experience in the public and private sectors and brings expertise in translating research outputs into commercially viable business opportunities, particularly in the fields of biomedicine and life sciences. Ian was previously at the University of Plymouth, where he was Commercial Director of the Marine Innovation Centre.

“The primary objective of Plymouth Science Park is to support the university, and in so doing the city of Plymouth, to further its aims and reputation with respect to science, innovation and its commercialisation. It is of paramount importance that Plymouth Science Park creates a ‘safe’ environment for entrepreneurial development, supporting a community of like-minded entrepreneurs and science and technology-based organisations who can ‘learn’ from one another other.”

Ian Pearce, PSP

Ian Pearce – Finance Director

Ian is a chartered accountant who has spent his career working with companies of all sizes in the medical and technology sectors.  Having spent 8 years with KPMG he subsequently acted as finance director to a number of technology start-ups and overseas inward investment companies before joining the Park in 2008.

Stephen Holland, PSP

Stephen Holland – Estates & Premises Manager

Stephen manages the Estates and Premises team and has been involved in building design and management in the South West for 25 years. He has worked at senior level in the private and public sectors and has qualifications in architecture, building surveying and sustainable construction. The varied challenges and opportunities presented by estates management at Plymouth Science Park are well suited to the application of his experience and qualifications.

Johnathan Harris, PSP

Jonathan Harris – ICT Operations Manager

Jonathan manages the ICT Services team at PSP and has 20 years experience in the sector specialising in data and telecommunications networks. He has worked for a diverse range of organisations in both the public and private sectors.  Jonathan founded and currently Chairs the UK Science Park Association ICT Forum.

Dr Fay Davies – Business Development Manager

Fay has over 20 years’ experience working in the public and private sector, having worked in both environmental and commercial research and development (from software product manager to aerial surveyor!).

Fay, in her capacity as Managing Director, was instrumental in nurturing and growing a highly successful University of Manchester spin-out company, before relocating to Devon in 2013. She left her role as commercial contract Specialist Advisor at the University of Plymouth to join the team at PSP in August 2018.