Michael Carr

Michael Carr

Pro Vice-Chancellor Employer & Economic Engagement

Directorate

Role

The Pro Vice-Chancellor for Employer and Economic Engagement has responsibility for:

  • Business and Economic Development
  • Development and Alumni Relations
  • Student Employability and Enterprise

Career overview

Michael graduated from Brunel University with a first-class degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Engineering. During his early career, he held a variety of commercial roles including Managing Director of Parema and Chief Executive of Medilink East Midlands. He was subsequently appointed Executive Director for Business Services at the East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA). He led the strategy development for EMDA’s business, innovation and skills agendas and delivered the associated investment portfolios, working closely with the region’s universities.

Prior to joining NTU, Michael was Director of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP), where he oversaw the delivery of their strategic economic plan for the city region. Before that Michael was Director of Business Engagement and Innovation Services at the University of Nottingham, with responsibility for developing partnerships with business, delivering their knowledge exchange strategy and leading their research commercialisation activities.