Wellcome Trust appoints new Director of Innovations

Professor Stephen Caddick has been appointed as Director of the Innovations division at The Wellcome Trust. Professor Caddick, who is currently Vice Provost (Enterprise and London) at UCL, succeeds Dr Ted Bianco, who retires from the Trust later this year.

Over the past five years, Professor Caddick has led UCL’s strategy for enterprise and innovation, as well as the development of the University’s proposals for a second major campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, UCL East. He is Vernon Professor of Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and has previously served as UCL’s Head of Department of Chemistry.

Commenting on his time at UCL, Professor Caddick said:

“UCL is an incredible university and it’s a privilege to be part of this great community. I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my time as a professor; head of department and latterly as Vice-Provost.

“I have also greatly enjoyed working with academic and professional service colleagues across UCL to promote the enterprise agenda. Together I think we can be proud of what has been achieved in enterprise, innovation and impact at UCL.

“So I’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone at UCL, for your support. It’s been a fantastic pleasure working with all of you over the last twelve years and I look forward to seeing UCL go from strength to strength.”

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