Science park welcomes new arrivals to board

Plymouth Science Park has welcomed two new non-executive directors to its board.

Amber Morley and Kerry Hayes bring experience in renewable energy and economic development to the park.

Kerry Hayes has made significant contributions to the renewable energy sector in the South West for over a decade. Currently serving as the Projects Development Manager at Simply Blue Group, her unwavering dedication to diversity is reflected in her role as RenewableUK’s Shadow Board Chair, where she actively advocates for increased female representation within the industry.

She said: “I have a long history with living and working in Plymouth and the South West region and as such I am delighted to join the board of Plymouth Science Park. The Park is a hub of innovation and technological advancement and I look forward to contributing to its mission of fostering growth and collaboration in the region’s business landscape”.

Amber Morley brings a wealth of expertise in urban planning, economic development, and real estate strategy to the Board. As the Development Manager at British Land, a prominent FTSE 250 property company, she spearheads initiatives in innovation and lab workspace across London, Oxford, and Cambridge. Prior to this role, Amber played a pivotal role in the British Land Strategy team, where her analytical skills and research insights shaped the long-term vision for the portfolio.

Amber said: “I am thrilled to be part of Plymouth Science Park, an exciting institution at the forefront of innovation in the South West. I look forward to contributing my experience to further its goals of driving technological advancements in the region”.

Plymouth Science Park, in collaboration with Plymouth City Council and the University of Plymouth, continues to be a beacon of innovation and technological advancement in the region. The addition of Kerry Hayes and Amber Morley to the Board of Directors further strengthens the collective expertise and strategic direction.

Tudor Evans, Leader of Plymouth City Council, said: “Plymouth Science Park is home to an ever-expanding range of businesses which helps provide jobs for local people and also is the home to essential services with links to the Hospital.

“The experience that Amber and Kerry will bring, will help drive the future of the park and how it can expand to continue to offer these services to the city and our residents.”

Chris Richard, Chair at Plymouth Science Park, said: “I am delighted to welcome Amber and Kerry as Directors of Plymouth Science Park. It is critical for the Park to have independent Directors, to complement the support we receive from Directors nominated by the University of Plymouth and Plymouth City Council. Amber and Kerry have highly relevant experience to bring to the Board’s discussions on the future direction of the Park and support the Executive to deliver business performance. We all look forward to their contributions to the goal of a dynamic and successful Science Park, embedded in the local and regional communities.”


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