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Top Influencers: 17 UK Deputy Director’s To Follow in 2022

Deputy Director & Head of Europe Office play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Deputy Director & Head of Europe Office role. We have selected these Deputy Director & Head of Europe Office’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Deputy Director & Head of Europe Office’s. The list is in no particular order!

Mauricio Lazala

Deputy Director & Head of Europe Office @ Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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Mauricio, a Colombian & UK national, joined the Resource Centre in 2006. Until Feb. 2011 he served as Senior Researcher and Head of Latin America & Middle East. He oversees the Centre’s Latin America and Eastern Europe & Central Asia researchers, is involved in the production of briefings and research materials, and manages work streams such as the “Business, Conflict & Peace” project. Mauricio also co-ordinates joint initiatives with Resource Centre partners, and led the recent redevelopment of the Resource Centre’s website. Mauricio previously served as law clerk at International Criminal Court, Programme Manager at Mexican Commission for the Protection & Defence of Human Rights, and Outreach Coordinator at B’Tselem (Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories). Mauricio has published various articles on business & human rights. In 2014 he was invited to join the board of director at EIRIS – Empowering Responsible Investment. Mauricio has a Law degree (honours) from University of Cambridge, and a BA in Political Sciences and History from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is fluent in Spanish, English & Hebrew. Learn more about Mauricio Lazala on Crunchbase…

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Ben Russell

Deputy Director National Economic Crime Centre @ National Crime Agency – NCA

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Tim Kay

Deputy Director – Technology @ Department for International Trade

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DIT is responsible for promoting UK trade across the world and ensuring the UK takes advantage of the huge opportunities open to us. Read more aboutDepartment for International Trade on Crunchbase…

Dave Hockey

Deputy Director of Human Resources @ HSE – Health and Safety Executive

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Dave Hockey took up the role of HSE’s Deputy Director of Human Resources in February 2014. His responsibilities include all aspects of HR policy and service delivery in HSE. Dave is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has worked in a number of different HR roles in HSE over the last twelve years. Prior to this he had a career in internal audit and has also worked for the Office for National Statistics. Learn more about Dave Hockey on Crunchbase…

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Hui Xie

Deputy Director of Mobile Business Department @ China Telecom

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James Duncan

Deputy Director, PSN CTO @ Cabinet Office – GOV.UK

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Alistair McPherson

Deputy Director General & Head of Project @ Square Kilometre Array

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The Square Kilometre Array intends to build the world’s largest radio telescope, with a square kilometer of collecting area. Read more aboutSquare Kilometre Array on Crunchbase…

Steve Whatson

Deputy Director – Emergency Service Mobile Communications Programme @ UK Home Office

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Steve joined the Home Office in January 2014 as Deputy Director on the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) in charge of the Technical Solutions area. The Technical Solutions area is responsible for the delivery of the User Services and Mobile Services Lots in the main procurement, a number of related procurements (extended area services, handheld and vehicle devices, air to ground network and devices and control room upgrades) and dependent programmes such as Mobile Infrastructure Programme, Crossrail and London Underground. Steve joined from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) where he had been since 2008 having been specifically recruited to manage the ICT security for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As the UK’s largest ever-peacetime mobilisation of police officers, Steve worked at the highest levels within LOCOG, Government Departments, emergency services and suppliers to deliver what is considered one of the most successful Games in history. Under Steve’s management ICT security was also delivered ahead of schedule and to budget. Learn more about Steve Whatson on Crunchbase…

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James Barton

Deputy Director @ UK Home Office

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Abigail Moss

Deputy Director @ National Literacy Trust

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Abigail was appointed Deputy Director of the National Literacy Trust in March 2010. Before that, she led a local government improvement programme at Museums, Libraries and Archives London and, from 1999 to 2009, was at Arts Council England, London, latterly as Director of Children and Young People’s Strategy. She has also worked as a secondary school English teacher, performer and local authority change manager. Learn more about Abigail Moss on Crunchbase…

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Alan Parkinson

Deputy Director @ University College London (UCL)

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Alan is Deputy Director (Education) in UCL School of Management. He is a qualified accountant, with a Doctorate in Education (EdD), an MSc in Business, a Higher Education Teaching Certificate and an MA in Early Modern History. He is Professor in Managerial Accounting at Ecole des Ponts, Paris. He specialises in Managerial Accounting, and Financial Management, and generic Accounting modules. His scholarship interests are accounting history, technology in education, and curriculum design/evaluation. He has extensive international training and consultancy expertise. He has published custom textbooks, scholarship papers, and presents regularly at international scholarship conferences. Learn more about Alan Parkinson on Crunchbase…

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Jeremy Gould

Deputy Director of Digital Transformation @ Ministry of Defence – UK

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Cyriel Diels

Deputy Director @ Royal College of Art

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Sophie Scott

Deputy Directore @ University College London (UCL)

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Professor Sophie Scott is deputy director of the University College London’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, and group leader of the Speech Communication lab. She carries out research into the neurological basis of communication, in speech and voices, from sound to laughter. Learn more about Sophie Scott on Crunchbase…

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Laura Boyd

Deputy Director @ NHS Innovation Accelerator

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Laura Boyd is Deputy Director for the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA). Through the NIA, Laura supports Fellows representing evidence-based, high impact innovations from medtech to digital to models of care, ensuring there is a rich body of experience and insights to draw on to share with the wider health system. Laura started her career at Cancer Research UK on its graduate management scheme, holding a variety of roles in fundraising, policy and strategy. She then moved to NHS London’s Strategy Directorate, supporting then Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) on the World Class Commissioning Agenda. Prior to the NIA, Laura led on early diagnosis of cancer and tobacco control for a pan-London cancer programme, encompassing the piloting of early awareness cancer ‘pop up shops’ as well as pathway redesign to enable earlier diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Laura is passionate about ensuring equitable access to care and treatment for all. Learn more about Laura Boyd on Crunchbase…

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Ciara Riordan

Assistant Editor/ Deputy Director @ BBC

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Paul Seabright

Deputy Director @ University of Cambridge Enterprise

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Paul joined Cambridge Enterprise in April 2009 to take up the post as head of consultancy services and is responsible for both IT and business support. In 2010 he was a board member and director of Cambridge University Technical Services Limited (CUTS), a consultancy company wholly owned by Cambridge Enterprise Ltd. He has considerable experience of technology transfer in both the biotech and medtech sectors, a degree in biochemistry and a PhD in chemistry from Manchester. Paul was previously head of business development at Health Enterprise East where he was instrumental in building a successful technology transfer and consultancy organisation for the NHS in this region. Before this he was a technology manager at Cambridge Enterprise for more than 3 years and led its life science team. Paul also spent 5 years as a senior scientist with a Cambridge biotech company developing the its medtech business and has been a postdoctoral researcher with the MRC and the University of Cambridge. Learn more about Paul Seabright on Crunchbase…

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