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Dave Tansley

Vice Chair and NSE Board member, Consulting Technology Partner and leads the Civil Government practice nationally and for the South neighbourhood

As a chartered engineer with over 30 years of experience, Dave had proven track record of delivering complex, large scale digital and technology transformations across the Public and Private sectors. In his Client Leadership roles, Dave helps public sector organisations  transform their businesses and user experience through the exploitation of digital technology, new ways of working and innovative business practices. Dave is developing new talent and delivery models in the firm to enable this capability.

Joe Pearce 

Head of Business Support, University of Exeter and Leads of Student Entrepreneurship and Business Acceleration, SETsquared Exeter

Joe works with students, researchers and staff on campus to support the development of an entrepreneurial institution and the creation of start-ups and spin-outs, as well as leading the SETsquared Exeter Accelerator at the Exeter Science Park. Working closely with partners in the innovation ecosystem, SETsquared Exeter is able to provide a supportive environment for high growth aspiration businesses, providing support for clients through the Foundations Accelerator programme or  facilitating links to other organisations and individuals well placed to help within the SETsquared network. Prior to joining the University of Exeter, Joe gained experience in owning and running small businesses having been Commercial Manager of a Process Engineering business and Director of a funding consultancy. Joe gained his MBA from University of Exeter in 2011.

SETsquared is a partnership between

  • University of Bath
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Surrey