New director of operations at Cambridge Science Park
The iconic Cambridge Science Park has appointed a new director of operations and communications with effect from August 8.
Jane Hutchins joins from the University of Southampton Science Park as the Cambridge hub owner Trinity College pledges continued investment in the world-renowned innovation nervecentre.
Working in partnership with Trinity and Bidwells, Hutchins will be responsible for delivering the college’s future vision for the park. This includes an ambitious new cycle of investment focused on sustainability, amenity enhancement and the creation of diverse and inclusive employment opportunities for the wider Cambridge community.
She will also play a key role in supporting existing and new tenants, building on the success of the park’s recent expansion which has seen tech leaders MathWorks, Roku and Frontier occupy 360,000 sq ft of new Grade A office space and the creation of a 40,000 sq ft Bio Innovation Centre which is incubating 40 fast-growing UK life sciences startups.
Hutchins said: “Cambridge is one of the best-known science, technology and innovation eco-systems in the world and the Science Park has been at the very heart of the sector for more than 50 years.
“The social significance of the innovation and work being carried out across the Park has never been more apparent. It’s an absolute privilege to be joining such an ambitious, supportive community of world-class scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs.”
Richard Turnill, Senior Bursar at Trinity College, added: “We are very excited to welcome Jane to the team at the Park, where her role will be instrumental in supporting the delivery of our 2050 Vision.
“At the University of Southampton Science Park she was pivotal in inspiring a new generation of innovators and creating an environment for collaboration.
“Cambridge Science Park continues to play a leading role in the UK’s research and development arena. Jane shares our enthusiasm for the future and is well placed to help grow its world-renowned reputation for collaboration and innovation.”