Our Board

Our Board

Venturefest Oxford benefits from the considerable knowledge and expertise of its Executive Board, bringing together leaders from academia, research, business and investors.

Lynn Shepherd

Executive Chair, Venturefest Oxford

Martine Benoit

Managing Director, ON Communication

Steve Burgess

CEO, The Oxford Trust

Phil Clare

Associate Director, Research Services and Head of Knowledge Exchange, University of Oxford

Alistair Fitt

Vice-Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University

Nicola McConville

Partner, Penningtons Manches

Eileen Modral

Investment Network Manager, OION Ltd

Maria Nikolou

Senior Programme Manager, Entrepreneurship Centre, Saïd Business School, Oxford University

Jens Tholstrup

Managing Director of OION, Development Director at SQW Group and Senior Advisor, Oxford Economics

Nigel Tipple

Chief Executive, Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

Martin Townsend

Head of Business Development, UK Atomic Energy Authority

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