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Rod Dowler June 2017 250 x 250 Hi Res
Rod Dowler, Chairman

Rod is one of the founders of the Industry Forum, which was established in 1993. A retired KPMG consultancy partner, he has spent a number of years working as a business angel with start-up technology companies. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute: http://www.gpilondon.com and was for 20 years on the Board of the Campaign for Science and Engineering:http://sciencecampaign.org.uk  He is currently concentrating on public policy issues relating to business, such as industrial policy and investment in science, and he has a l...

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Diana Sternfeld, Director

Diana is a well-known patent litigator, working particularly in life sciences with an international practice in that area. As well as acting in patent disputes in all UK courts, she advises on international disputes and coordinates and assists with actions in other jurisdictions and patent offices. Diana graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in mathematics, statistics and economics. After a period with the civil service, she retrained as a solicitor. On qualification, Diana joined the central London commercial firm of Stringer Saul. She managed that practice for three yea...

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Jo Wyer, Director

Jo Wyer joined Industry Forum as Manager in 2007 to manage the administration and events. Her previous background was in project and programme management, primarily in the financial and telecoms sectors. She has worked at programme management level (to manage and support aspects of large projects such as EMU and Y2K), and at project level managing both technical and non-technical projects and staff. On a number of major engagements for leading corporations,  she was responsible for defining the strategic and implementation plans and then overseeing progress t...

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