Gerry O'Hagan

Knowledge Transfer Adviser

Gerry is the Knowledge Transfer Adviser for Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire and London North / Central.

The Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) support businesses to engage with expert academic teams on a project-based collaboration delivering sustainable innovation with positive economic impact and additional societal or environmental benefits. Gerry looks after businesses supporting their projects with knowledge bases in many parts of the country. He also maintains relationships with a number of designated universities in relation to their participation in the programme.For most of his career Gerry held a variety of global business leadership roles including Business Unit Director, Procurement Director and Technical Director with Diageo plc having joined a predecessor company as a graduate trainee. His last role in the organisation was as Operational Excellence Director where he was responsible for a global team helping business units to define their operational strategies and leading the improvement programmes required to achieve their strategic goals.Gerry trained as a coach and mentor on the Diageo in-house programme and subsequently completed an MSc in Coaching & Behaviour Change.

Alongside his career in business Gerry has remained actively involved in the university sector. He is a member of Council at Royal Holloway, University of London and has previously been a Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde, a business adviser at Strathclyde Institute, an adviser to the Board of Management of Birmingham Business School and a tutor on the undergraduate Management programme at the university of Glasgow.

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